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Certified Chimney Sweep review in Kansas City

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The Midwest Chimney Safety Council is hosting the Certified Chimney Sweep review and test July 19, 2014 in Independence, Missouri. The certification is a credential offered to chimney sweeps by the Chimney Safety Institute of America.

Chimney sweeps may attend the all-day review from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in order to prepare for the test, which will be administered after the class. The test covers the Successful Chimney Sweeping Manual, the National Fire Protection Association 211 Standard for Chimneys, Vents, and Solid-fuel Burning Appliances, and the International Residential Code. The test for the first two sections is closed-book and timed, but the IRC test is open book.

Persons taking the test should have field experience and have studied all of the books prior to taking the review to increase their chances of passing. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass. Many chimney sweeps obtain this credential in order to improve their knowledge of chimneys, inspection techniques, current equipment, and current codes and standards used in the industry. Without this knowledge chimney sweeps cannot provide a professional service. Currently only a few jurisdictions require chimney sweep licensing and training availability is limited.

The Midwest Chimney Safety Council is hosting the event and will provide lunch and drinks at the venue. To register, contact Donna Lee Kasmer, Certification Coordinator, Chimney Safety Institute of America atdkasmer@csia.org or call 317/837-5362. Information about the location will be provided at registration.

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