What does it take to become a Certified Hood & Duct Cleaner, CHDC, from the Certified Hood & Duct Cleaners Association?
Show proficiency in the field in the Hood Cleaning Schools’ exclusive technique of hood and duct kitchen grease exhaust cleaning system
- Attend our intensive one-on-one training on Hood & Duct Cleaning from Hood Cleaning School
Read/Study the NFPA 96 Standards
- Read/Study the technical manuals supplied to you during your training
Demonstrate how to properly clean a hood and duct system in actual real world settings
Demonstrate proficiency in our Marketing & Sales Program
Once you obtain the status CHDC from the Certified Hood & Duct Cleaners Association you will be qualified to start your own hood & duct cleaning business.
Your Certification is only valid for 12 months, then you will need to submit 10 sets of before/after pictures of current work, current letters of references and current proof of insurance.
Our training is based upon the NFPA 96: Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, from the owner’s “Hood Cleaning School Training Manual”, technical manuals, sales & marketing manuals, and from your one-on-one personalized training during the week.
IMPORTANT: This is an excellent reference manual. It can be purchased in a paper back edition. Purchase of this book is strictly optional, but it is recommended for those who are serious about this as their career.