If you guys have considered taking the CSIA class, I strongly recommend it. It is the best class I have taken since starting this career. Most home inspectors are almost completing a level 2 inspection and don’t even know it. I learned so much in the class.
Most chimneys are not getting inspected during the sale of transfer like the CSIA recommends but a little extra time and an extra fee, and the home inspector can get it done. The home inspector makes extra money, clients are better served. It’s a win win.
I personally think home inspectors with the CSIA certification are better equipped to do the inspection than just a chimney sweep.