Pool Service Providers/Techs
At least one individual (company owner, principal or officer) from the company seeking licensure must have a minimum of 5 years experience, which must be documented to the county officials, AND hold EITHER the CSP Certified Service Professional or CST Certified Service Technician designation. Both are achieved by successfully passing the certification exam.
To earn the CSP designation, follow the following steps:
Download the CSP application package from the Service Education page on the PHTA website for all the program details and requirements. Minimum requirements for eligibility include 5 years industry experience and 24 hours of continuing education credit from the past 3 years. All examinees must own a copy of the PHTA Service Tech Manual and copies of the current ANSI/PHTA standards.
An optional 5-hour exam prep course is available both online and at live, instructor-led events. The exam is closed-book in a multiple choice format.
Testing and live prep courses will be scheduled in Nassau County at regular intervals.
To earn the CST designation, follow the following steps:
Submit a registration form and purchase the PHTA Service Tech Manual. The manual is the textbook for the course. A companion workbook is also available as a study aide.
Decide upon education and/or testing option. The exam is open book in a multiple-choice format.
Candidates may choose one of these 3 options:
1. Attend a 4-4.5 day instructor-led education program and test for certification at the end of the program. Courses will be regularly scheduled and calendar available at www.nespapool.org and www.phta.org.
2. Purchase the CST Correspondence “self-study” Course. Completion of the CST Workbook is required to become eligible for testing. Testing can be completed at group testing events to be scheduled in Nassau County at regular intervals.
3. “Challenge” the exam* without an education program. Individuals who feel prepared for the exam without taking the education component may sit for the exam ONE time. Upon passing the exam, the CST designation is achieved. Failure on the “challenge” test requires that the individual take one of the two education options listed above prior to re-testing. *The option to “challenge” the test is open exclusively to companies seeking to meet licensure requirements in Nassau County.