Certified Master Chimney Technician

The CMCT designation is a certification meant to honor the knowledge and the experience of the veteran sweep. It is not an easy certification to qualify for and any chimney sweep who qualifies for this certification deserves respect.

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Announcing the CMCT Certification

  • Are you tired of having to re-certify every few years?
  • Are you bothered by having to test every few years?
  • Are you exhausted by spending hard earned money on travel, hotels, lost production and other needless costs just to fulfill some requirements, or check a box about something you already know?
  • Have you complained about the lack of respect that Veteran Sweeps receive?
  • Are you looking for a Real Certification that honors your years of experience and knowledge?
  • Would you like a new certification badge with a low number you can be proud of?
  • Would you like just to spend a small yearly fee to keep your certification and be done with it?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, or have been a part of the sweeps begging to honor the veteran sweep and have a certification to set you apart - we have an answer for you!

So, no more testing!  No more expensive travel!  No more meaningless seminars!  No more hoops to jump thru! No more feeling that you were not listened to! Introducing the:

Certified Master Chimney Technician Certification (CMCT)

Requirements

  • A minimum of 8 years of full time experience
  • A minimum of 6 years of chimney sweep certification.

That’s it!  You do the above; you have earned the right to apply to become a Certified Master Chimney Technician (CMCT)!  You have set yourself apart and above the rest.

So, ready to set yourself apart? - We are now accepting applications on a first come, first served basis.  Those wise enough to see the opportunity, understand the benefit, and to act quickly get the benefits of first acceptance and low badge numbers.

Now to answer some frequently asked questions:

  1. What is the cost?
  2. I want a low numbered badge.
  3. You actually mean 8 years of experience & no more testing?  How can any “Master Certification” do this?
  4. Please explain the 6 years of Certification requirement.
  5. What about other requirements?
  6. How do I apply?
  7. Do I need to wait for my present certification to run out before I apply?
  8. How do I prove my experience and past certifications?
  1. What is the cost?

    The non-refundable, one time application fee is $395.00.  This covers your first year.   After this, to maintain your CMCT Certification the yearly cost is only $99.00.  That’s it!  No other costs.  No other hoops. No other tests.  No other hassles!   For less than the cost one chimney sweep job, (or even ½ the cost of one sweeping job for some of you), you can maintain your CMCT Certification for as long as you wish just by paying the yearly fee.  Just an FYI - regarding yearly fees, all states that we have looked at (except VT.)  require a yearly fee, some as high as $265.00 per year to keep your certification!  Ours? $99.

  2. I want a low numbered badge.

    How do I get this?  The badges are awarded on a first come, first served basis.  The first to respond and sign up are the first to receive their numbered badge.   Each application will be awarded a badge number based of when their application was purchased. Those who see the opportunity, understand the benefit, and act quickly, are the ones who will receive the lowest numbers! As the years roll on, you can be proud of your number!

  3. You actually mean 8 years of experience & no more testing?  How can any “Master Certification” do this?

    Great question!  Here is the deal:  In the States of New Jersey, Connecticut, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Rhode Island and Missouri you need 5 years of experience to become a Certified Master Plumber.  The same is true for CO, CT, GA, OH, & ND. In 15+ other states, the requirements are even lower!  The point is that it works in these states!

    Additionally, no further testing is currently required to keep your certification/license in the following 21 states:  AL, AR, CA, CO, DE, ID, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NH, NM, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, & WV!

  4. Please explain the 6 years of Certification requirement.

    We believe that our qualification standards are high and we are proud to offer the (CMCT) Certified Master Chimney Technician certification for sweeps with 8 years of full time experience or more; and who have a minimum of 6 years combined chimney certification:  (CCP - Certified Chimney Professionals, CSIA, or F.I.R.E).   For Example, if you have 2 years from CCP, 3 years of CSIA and 1 year from F.I.R.E., you qualify with 6 years total.  Your 6 years of certification does not have to be just from one organization.  It can be, but it is OK if you have certifications from the multiple groups mentioned:  CCP (Certified Chimney Professionals), CSIA and F.I.R.E.

  5. What about other requirements?

    The only other requirement is that if you are actively in business, you must provide proof of business liability insurance.  A copy of your current policy page will be part of the application process.  The application process will require the basic information, and then proof of past certifications and experience and references.  All will be personally verified by CCP.

  6. How do I apply?

    Visit www.CertifiedChimneyProfessionals.com and click on the CMCT link.  Place and pay for your order for the CMCT application and you are done.  That's it!  You have secured your place in line for your badge number.  Next, the application will be emailed to you.  Complete the application process, provide proof of work history, certification and if you are currently in business, proof of your business liability insurance and mail that in to CCP.  Your badge will be mailed as soon as we can get it out along with all the other benefits!

  7. Do I need to wait for my present certification to run out before I apply?

    Nope!  You can hold both.  Especially if you want a low badge number you can be proud of in a few years.  If you want to wait, of course you are more than welcome to, but you will be missing the opportunity to tell the world that you have earned your Certified Master Chimney Technician certification and have one of those coveted low numbers as the years roll on.

  8. How do I prove my experience and past certifications?

    Not everyone keeps good records, or has copies of past CCP or CSIA badges, or scores, etc. Not everyone has original EIN numbers, or Business formation documents, State Documents, etc. Not everyone has past financial documents from 8 years ago. We understand.

    Do know this: We will work with you to prove your experience and certifications. Here are things which will help you document:

    If you have been an employee - A letter, or letters from the companies you have worked for showing dates of service and years of certifications;

    If you are self-employed the following can be helpful for proving years of experience and certifications: References from customers 8 years ago or earlier, past advertising - many of you still have copies of old Yellow Pages ads and phone books, past Fed. Sch. C's, Dated original EIN's or Founding Documents, dated state documents when you started your business, letters from professional relationships, and even suppliers. For proving past certifications, letters or acknowledgement from CSIA regarding your past and current certifications, past certification badges, scores, etc…, and many other ways.

    Do expect that there will be some work on your end to complete the application process. It is not just a "fill out this form and you are done" kind of application.

    Do realize, if you are a veteran sweep, and if you KNOW you qualify: 8+ years full time, 6+ years of certification; we will work with you to prove this.

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