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Andrea Wells
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
awells@apsp.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2018

APSP UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES COURSE LINEUP AT EXPO 

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) - The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announces its certification courses and training scheduled for pool and spa builders, designers, service providers and retailers at the 2018 International Pool | Spa| Patio Expo Oct. 28-Nov. 3 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

APSP University Certification Courses offered are:

  • PSCC Pool & Spa Construction Course: 
    Instructor Rick English, CBP, English Consulting will lead this three-day course.  Designed for novice and experienced pool and spa builders, as well as designers who need to know more about pool and spa construction.  The course takes students through the APSP Builders Manual and gives key information to conform to industry standards and helps students prepare to sit for the CBP Certified Pool & Spa Building Professional exam.
     
  • CST Certified Pool & Spa Service Technician:
    Instructor Frank Goldstein, CBP, CST, Chesapeake Aquatic Consultants will lead this three-day course.  This course is ideal for experienced pool and spa service repair technicians looking to complete their skill set. It provides an overview of circulation, filtration, hydraulics, and electricity and explains common problems with pool finishes and how to repair them. The course takes students through the APSP Service Tech Manual and gives essential information to conform to industry standards and helps students prepare to sit for the CST Certified Pool & Spa Service Technician exam.
     
  • CMS Certified Pool & Spa Maintenance Specialist:
    Instructor Paul Wahler, CSP, Pool Service Company will lead this three-day course. Designed for those new to the pool and spa industry or who work a pool maintenance route, this course helps students gain a solid understanding of pool safety, circulation and filtration, pool maintenance and water quality.  Also, students will learn other vital topics such as electrical systems, pool structures and finishes, heaters and controls and customer service. The course takes students through the APSP Service Tech Manual and gives key information to conform to industry standards and helps students prepare to sit for the CMS Certified Pool & Spa Maintenance Specialist exam.
     
  • CHTT Certified Pool & Spa Hot Tub Technician:
    Instructor John Schaedler, Aqua Quip will lead this three-day course. This course is ideal for those servicing and repairing hot tubs. After completing the course, students will gain a wide body of practical knowledge on servicing and troubleshooting factory built portable hot tubs, mastered the essentials of hot tub and spa water chemistry, electrical systems, circulation and filtration and will learn tips and tricks for necessary repairs to interior surfaces.  The course takes students through the APSP Hot Tub Technician Manual and gives critical information to conform to industry standards and helps students prepare to sit for the CHTT Certified Pool & Spa Hot Tub Technician exam.
     
  • PPSO Professional Pool & Spa Operator Course:
    Instructor Scott Heusser, Idaho Pool Remodeling will lead this one-day hybrid course. Students that take the course must complete the PPSO online self-paced course prior to attending Expo to complete this one-day face-to-face class that includes the certification exam. This course is the industry’s new premier program for commercial swimming pool operators, managers, health officials, manufacturers, retailers and facility owners.  Students will gain an understanding of safety, basic water chemistry, pool circulation and filtration, pool and spa maintenance and water quality.  Also, they will learn about important topics such as record keeping, basic pool match calculations, contamination procedures, water testing and routine and preventative maintenance. This course takes students through the 13 chapters of the PPSO Professional Pool & Spa Operator Manual and gives students what they need to know to conform to commercial sector standards and prepares students to sit for the PPSO Professional Pool & Spa Operator certification exam. 

Students who complete the PSCC, CST, CMS, and CHTT certification courses will have the option to take the exam onsite, at a local PSI computer testing center in Las Vegas, Nevada or at a PSI computer testing center near their home.

Other APSP University Courses Include: 

  • TTT Train the Trainer Course: 
    Instructor Frank Goldstein, CBP, CST, Chesapeake Aquatic Consulting will lead this one-day workshop.  Open to current CBP Certified Pool & Spa Building Professionals and CSP Certified Pool & Spa Service Professionals, this course gives students practical skills and tips they need to teach these APSP University courses.  New trainers will gain a strong foundation in critical training skills, and seasoned trainers will be introduced to new approaches for delivering powerful training. 

APSP University Presentations Include: 

Wed., Oct. 31:

Thurs., Nov. 1:

Fri., Nov. 2:

Registration for APSP University courses at the 2018 International Pool | Spa| Patio Expo is now open.  All education seminars require registration.  For more information about APSP University in-person, live virtual, or online self-paced courses, email APSP University at APSPUniversity@apsp.org.  

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About APSP University 
APSP University is the country’s premier pool, spa and hot tub education provider. Offered in classrooms around the country, as self-paced courses, and in live virtual format, APSP University courses are all based upon the nationally recognized ANSI/APSP/ICC pool, hot tub, and spa standards. This means participants are learning building techniques and service and repair methods that are based on current technologies and sound research. APSP Certified professionals use state-of-the-art technology to deliver and service quality pools, spas, and hot tubs. To see complete course and certification offerings, and computerized testing options, visit APSPUniversity.org.


About APSP
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.

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