The Chimney Safety Institute of America Board of Directors approved the FY2011-2012 budget which included an additional reduction to the Annual
Certification Fee paid by CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps. The reduction is effective with annual fees due on or after September 1, 2011. The annual
certification fee has been reduced from $219 to $209 (and from $169 to $159 for employees of National Chimney Sweep Guild member companies). The reduction does not change the initial credentialing fee of $469 ($269 for employees of NCSG member companies). This is the second year in a row that the annual certification fee has been reduced. The opportunity to decrease this fee for CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps comes at a time when many sweeps continue to feel the impact of a weakened economy.