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Jan 9-10: CSIA Roof System Specific Rope Access Training, Montgomery, TX. Reality Rope Access LLC, 8021 Honea Egypt Rd. Safely set up fall protection systems before leaving the ground. Jim Brewer, instructor. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Jan 18-20: Olympia Chimney Supply Inc All-Star Academy, Scranton, PA. Hilton Hotel, 100 Adams Ave, 570-343-3000, parking garage has height limit. Hope Stevenson, Brian Cline, Peter Kruppenbacher, Kevon Binder Jr, Jake Cromwell, Ben Cross, Chris Rothwell, Mike Segerstrom and Bill Ryan, instructors. $199 per person. Pre-registration required. Click here to register. Call Olympia Chimney Supply at 570-504-7177 or visit www.olympiachimney.com for more info.

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Jan 21-22: Massachusetts Chimney Sweep Guild Winter Extravaganza and Annual Meeting, Sturbridge, MA. Publick House, 277 Main St, 508-347-3313. Saturday 6pm-midnight: dinner banquet, raffle, cash bar, $75 per person. Sunday morning 8am-noon: annual meeting. For more info contact Dave Hannah

Jan 25: Copperfield Chimney Supply Reline Workshop, Tulsa, OK. Courtyard Marriott Tulsa Central, 3340 South 79th East Avenue, 910-660-0646. Russ Dimmitt and Stuart Karanovich, instructors. $99, manual and lunch included. Call Copperfield Chimney Supply at 800-256-1926 or visit www.copperfield.com to register.

Jan 27: Pennsylvania Guild of Professional Chimney Sweeps Intro to Social Media course, Duncansville, PA. Holiday Inn Express, 115 Convention Center Dr, 814-696-1004. For more info contact Bill Thornton, 215-540-9787.

Jan 28: Pennsylvania Guild of Professional Chimney Sweeps Winter Holiday Party/Meeting, Altoona, PA. For more info contact Bill Thornton, 215-540-9787.

Jan 30: CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Review & Exams, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Jan 31: Copperfield Chimney Supply Reline Workshop, Owings Mills, MD. Hilton Garden Inn, 4770 Owings Mills Blvd, 410-654-0030. Russ Dimmitt and Stuart Karanovich, instructors. $99 per person, manual and lunch included. Call Copperfield Chimney Supply at 800-256-1926 or visit www.copperfield.com to register.

Feb 1-2: Olympia Chimney Supply Inc Winter Seminar, Vancouver, WA. Hampton Inn Portland/Vancouver, 315 SE Olympia Drive, 360-254-2549, $109/night - mention Olympia Chimney. Ben Cross, Brian Cline, Jake Cromwell, Bill Ryan, instructors. $129/person. Pre-registration required. Click here to register. Call Olympia Chimney Supply at 570-504-7177 or visit www.olympiachimney.com for more info.

Feb 2: Copperfield Chimney Supply Reline Workshop, Cincinnati (Mason), OH. Cincinnati Marriott Northeast, 9664 Mason Montgomery Road, 513-459-9800. Russ Dimmitt and Stuart Karanovich, instructors. $99, manual and lunch included. Call Copperfield Chimney Supply at 800-256-1926 or visit www.copperfield.com to register.

Feb 3: CSIA Chimney Physics course, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Learn to diagnose and resolve chimney performance problems related to modern building construction in a way that’s easy for the new heating appliance owner to understand. Topics covered include solving air pressure problems, identifying the symptoms of indoor air pollutants, determining combustion air requirements for vented appliances and the use of diagnostic tools. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

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Feb 8-9: Olympia Chimney Supply Inc Winter Seminar, Dubuque, IA. Best Western Plus, 3100 Dodge St, 563-557-8000, $80/night - mention Olympia Chimney. Ben Cross, Brian Cline, Jake Cromwell, Bill Ryan, instructors. $129/person. Pre-registration required. Click here to register. Call Olympia Chimney Supply at 570-504-7177 or visit www.olympiachimney.com for more info.

Feb 9-10: Grandy & Associates Planning for Profit Workshop, Philadephia, PA. $2650 per company/up to 3 people. Training and coaching, manuals, TEAM Solutions behavioral assessments, tax tips, Labor Pricing For a Profit software, customized Customer Response Cards, maintenance agreements, more. Call Grandy & Associates at 877-202-8891 for more info.

Feb 13-18: CSIA National Chimney Sweep Training School, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Feb 14: Copperfield Chimney Supply Reline Workshop, Richmond (Glen Allen), VA. Courtyard by Marriott Richmond North/Glen Allen, 10077 Brook Road, 412-788-8800. Russ Dimmitt and Stuart Karanovich, instructors. $99, manual and lunch included. Call Copperfield Chimney Supply at 800-256-1926 or visit www.copperfield.com to register.

Feb 15-16: Olympia Chimney Supply Inc Winter Seminar, East Ridge, TN. La Quinta Inn and Suites-Chattanooga, 6650 Ringgold Rd, 423-760-3120 , $99/night - mention Olympia Chimney. Ben Cross, Brian Cline, Jake Cromwell, Bill Ryan, instructors. $129/person. Pre-registration required. Click here to register. Call Olympia Chimney Supply at 570-504-7177 or visit www.olympiachimney.com for more info.

Feb 16: Copperfield Chimney Supply Reline Workshop, Pittsburgh (Coraopolis), PA. Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Airport, 777 Aten Road, 610-736-3100. Russ Dimmitt and Stuart Karanovich, instructors. $99, manual and lunch included. Call Copperfield Chimney Supply at 800-256-1926 or visit www.copperfield.com to register.

March 2-3: Grandy & Associates Planning for Profit Workshop, Bozeman, MT. $2650 per company/up to 3 people. Training and coaching, manuals, TEAM Solutions behavioral assessments, tax tips, Labor Pricing For a Profit software, customized Customer Response Cards, maintenance agreements, more. Call Grandy & Associates at 877-202-8891 for more info.

March 7-8: Grandy & Associates Planning for Profit Workshop, Rochester, MN. $2650 per company/up to 3 people. Training and coaching, manuals, TEAM Solutions behavioral assessments, tax tips, Labor Pricing For a Profit software, customized Customer Response Cards, maintenance agreements, more. Call Grandy & Associates at 877-202-8891 for more info.

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March 9-10: Grandy & Associates Planning for Profit Workshop, Fargo, ND. $2650 per company/up to 3 people. Training and coaching, manuals, TEAM Solutions behavioral assessments, tax tips, Labor Pricing For a Profit software, customized Customer Response Cards, maintenance agreements, more. Call Grandy & Associates at 877-202-8891 for more info.

Mar 14: CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Review & Exams, Louisville, KY. Galt House Hotel, 140 N Fourth St. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Mar 14: CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician Review & Exams, Louisville, KY. Galt House Hotel, 140 N Fourth St. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Mar 27-31: CVC Coaching Fireplace Retrofit Class, New Cumberland, PA. Sponsored by Anderson's Chimney and Masonry Services. 5-day course, $1499 first person, $1299 additional people. Email CVC Coaching for registration info.

April 5-6: CSIA Masonry Repair for Chimney Professionals course, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. How to lay brick and repair existing work. Classroom theory followed by hands-on projects relating to the theory lessons. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

April 10-12: CVC Coaching Gas Hearth Appliance Service class, New Cumberland, PA. Sponsored by Anderson's Chimney and Masonry Services. Email Anderson's Chimney for registration info.

April 24-29: CSIA National Chimney Sweep Training School, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Apr 27-30: Oregon Chimney Sweeps Association Inc annual May Day conference, Silverton, OR. Oregon Garden Resort, 895 W. Main Street, 503-874-2500. Mention Oregon Chimney Sweeps for special rate. All sweeps from the Pacific Northwest, California and around the world are invited! Call Scott Hess at 503-873-3254 for more info.

May 1-2: CSIA Inspection and Report Writing course, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Create systems for doing inspections so all members of your company will be able to do the same level of inspections as the owner would do, using NFPA 211 and the Successful Chimney Sweeping manual (chapter 14 - levels of inspection) as a foundation. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

May 8-9: CSIA Roof System Specific Rope Access Training, Montgomery, TX. Reality Rope Access LLC, 8021 Honea Egypt Rd. Safely set up fall protection systems before leaving the ground. Jim Brewer, instructor. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

May 19: CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Review & Exams, Scranton, PA. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

June 6-7: CSIA Masonry Repair for Chimney Professionals course, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. How to lay brick and repair existing work. Classroom theory followed by hands-on projects relating to the theory lessons. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

June 12-16: CSIA Sweeps Week, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Volunteer maintenance projects with CEUs, great food! Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

June 15-20: HearthMasters Masonry School Intro to Masonry for Chimney Technicians, Independence, MO. Classroom and hands-on, grinding and pointing, repair firebox and smoke chamber, crowns. Gene Padgitt, instructor. Click here to register. Call HearthMasters at 816-461-3665 for more info.

June 21-24: Midwest Chimney Safety Council Sweeping the Heartland conference, Independence, MO. Chimney sweeping methods, flue repair, sales, intro to masonry heaters, building an outdoor fireplace and much more! Call HearthMasters at 816-461-3665 for more info.

June 26-July 1: CSIA National Chimney Sweep Training School, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

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July 10-13: Golden State Chimney Sweep Guild annual convention, Oceanside, CA. GSCSG certification test on the 10th, convention July 11-13. 895 W. Main Street, 503-874-2500. Mention Oregon Chimney Sweeps for special rate. All sweeps from the Pacific Northwest, California and around the world are invited! Call Keith Jackson at 909-880-2120 for more info.

July 28-30: New York State Chimney Sweep Guild, Ltd. annual Summer Workshop, Galway, NY. Chris & Ingrid Prior's hacienda. Hands-on masonry, food, fun, fire, friendship.

July 31-Aug 5: CSIA National Chimney Sweep Training School, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Aug 1-5: CSIA Installing and Troubleshooting Gas Hearth Appliancescourse, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. This 5-day course covers gas hearth system service and installation topics, including appliance standards, combustion air requirements, pipe sizing and installation, troubleshooting, CO testing protocol and fuel conversion. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Aug 11: CSIA Chimney Physics course, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Learn to diagnose and resolve chimney performance problems related to modern building construction in a way that’s easy for the new heating appliance owner to understand. Topics covered include solving air pressure problems, identifying the symptoms of indoor air pollutants, determining combustion air requirements for vented appliances and the use of diagnostic tools. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Aug 15-18: CSIA Advanced Masonry Repair course, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Aug 18: CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Review & Exams, Richmond, VA. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Aug 24-25: CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician Review & Exams, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Sept 1-3: International Chimney Sweeps Festival, Santa Maria Maggiore, VB, Italy.

Sept 15: CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Review & Exams, Atlantic City, NJ. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Sept 18-23: CSIA National Chimney Sweep Training School, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Oct 6: CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Review & Exams, Plainfield, IN. CSIA Technology Center, 2155 Commercial Dr. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

Oct 20: CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Review & Exams, Albany, NY. Call CSIA at 317-837-5362 or visit www.csia.org for more info.

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