Pool and Hot Tub Certification and Education

You’re a pro. Now carry the APSP certification that proves it. Experienced pool and hot tub professionals demonstrate their commitment to quality, expertise, safety and professionalism with APSP 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

Pool and Hot Tub Certifications for Every Level

APSP offers certifications for every level and specialty.




Years of Experience

Continuing Education Hours

Cost of Exam

Potential Job Opportunities

Professional Pool & Spa Operator (PPSO)

Health code adherence, safety standards

0 years

24 hours


Pool builder, designer, commercial swimming pool operator, manager, engineer, service company professional, health official, facility owner

Certified Building Professional (CBP)

Pool and spa construction, design

5+ years

24 hours


Pool builder, designer

Certified Service Professional (CSP)

Pool chemical balance, pool maintenance

5+ years

24 hours


Pool service, water specialist

Certified Service Technician (CST)

Pool repair, water chemicals

1–2 years

24 hours


Pool technician

Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS)

Entry-level pool maintenance

0 years

24 hours


Maintenance worker

Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT)

Portable hot tub servicing

0 years

24 hours


Hot tub service technician

Retail Sales Associate Program

Sales, customer service

0 years

8 hours

$34 for members; $49 for non-members

Retailer, salesperson

Multiple Learning Options

For the ultimate in convenience, training options are offered through live virtual courses, online self-paced courses and classroom-based courses.

View the upcoming education events calendar.

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Find out how you can get your education program accredited by APSP.

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