Chimney Sweeping

Intended for:
Chimney Sweeps. Others taking the course may earn two CE credits.

Two full working days plus evening study.

Successful completion of the Code Compliance, Wood-burning Systems and SITE Basic Inspection courses. Eighty (80) weeks of industry experience is required to achieve certification.


  • To introduce participants to chimney sweeping techniques, safety and to the roles and responsibilities of chimney sweeps.
  • To support, enhance and confirm knowledge acquired in field work.

The course provides the opportunity for participants to explore in detail the tools, techniques and safety procedures required for success as a chimney sweep.


  • Regulatory issues related to sweeping
  • Potential hazards and risk prevention
  • Diagnosis and trouble-shooting
  • Tools and techniques used in sweeping
  • Communicating with the householder
  • Oil and gas systems
  • Masonry chimney repair
  • Sweeping after a chimney fire

Successful completion of the course (70% on the examination), when combined with the necessary 80 weeks of industry experience, including at least 30 sweeps of wood-burning appliances and a letter of verification results in WETT certification Chimney Sweeping and SITE Basic Inspection.

Please note: prices are subject to change and may vary by region. Visit the courses in your area section for specific dates, course locations and registration information.

  • Course code: SW
  • Price: $575 (+tax)

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