Certified Requirements

What does it take to become a Certified Hood & Duct Cleaner, CHDC, from the Certified Hood & Duct Cleaners Association?

  1. Show proficiency in the field in the Hood Cleaning Schools’ exclusive technique of hood and duct kitchen grease exhaust cleaning system

  2. Attend our intensive one-on-one training on Hood & Duct Cleaning from Hood Cleaning School
  3. Read/Study the NFPA 96 Standards

  4. Read/Study the technical manuals supplied to you during your training
  5. Demonstrate how to properly clean a hood and duct system in actual real world settings

  6. 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.

Click Here to order your copy of the NFPA 96 today!