CSIA to pair C-DET credential with major air duct cleaners association

The Chimney Safety Institute of America has taken one of the boldest steps in the history of the Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician (or C-DET) credential by partnering with the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. The CSIA board on May 23, 2014 approved a first-ever Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both associations.

It gives homeowners another reason to hire a CSIA certified specialist.

NADCA has more than 1,000 member companies with over 1,700 Air Systems Cleaning Specialists, a certification specifically for HVAC system Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration that includes any ventilation/exhaust ducts, except kitchen exhaust.

NADCA’s member companies have an estimated 5,000 technicians, many of whom include Dryer Exhaust (DE) cleaning with their duct cleaning services.

“Presently we do not have a separate certification for Dryer Exhaust and do not wish to develop one. The CSIA C-DET certification is an excellent fit for our NADCA members,” said Jodi Araujo, Executive Director, NADCA, of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. “We are looking forward to a fantastic and mutually beneficial relationship.”