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You’re a pro. Now carry the PHTA certification that proves it. Experienced pool and hot tub professionals demonstrate their commitment to quality, expertise, safety and professionalism with PHTA certification. Once certified, you’ll join an elite group of professionals who stand out from the competition. Plus, you’ll fortify your reputation at the highest tier of industry reliability, respect and trust.

  • Enhance your skills and knowledge
  • Build confidence in your abilities as a pool or hot tub professional
  • Learn the most efficient and cost-effective ways to use your time
  • Maximize your career potential for success

PHTA offers certifications for every level and specialty.

Pool Maintenance and Operations Certifications:

Certified Pool & Spa Operator (CPO)

CPO® Certification provides you with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations that a professional needs in both commercial and residential environments.

Certified Pool & Spa Maintenance Specialist (CMS)

The Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS℠) training program is help elevate the professionalism of a company and an individual pool and spa service technician:

Certified Pool & Spa Service Technician (CST)

This online self-paced course takes you through the PHTA Service Tech Manual and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards. You will be able to explain common problems with pool finishes and how to repair them. You can also explain how to keep pools running more efficiently with a better understanding of circulation, filtration, hydraulics and electricity. You can also grow your practical knowledge and gain troubleshooting skills and resources and distinguish yourself as an experienced and knowledgeable service technician.

Pool Equipment Repair Training and Certifications

Certified Pool & Spa Service Professional (CSP)

The CSP℠ certification shows potential customers as well as potential employers that you have the knowledge and skills that set you apart from the rest. This nationally recognized designation can help you raise confidence among customers, and increase your visibility with pool and spa manufacturers, distributors and buying groups.​

Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT)

The Certified Hot Tub Technician program covers the essentials of servicing portable and permanently installed hot tubs and spas, and equipment repair and replacement.

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