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Looking for a Certified Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Professional

Certified Professionals are recognized throughout the industry as a mark of excellence. When you see one of the certification logos, you can be assured that he or she is among those who have successfully completed and maintained our requirements. 

Learn more about pool & spa industry certifications.


Certified Builder Professional

The Certified Builder Professional (CBP) is a nationally recognized designation that sets pool professionals apart from others. It is held by an elite subset of pool and spa builders who have met stringent educational requirements and continue to advance their knowledge. A CBP understands the fundamentals of construction and hydraulics and how to build a structurally sound water vessel.

PHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS)

This certification focuses on 4 key areas - Safety, Pool Circulation and Filtration, Pool Maintenance, and Water Quality. A CMS has developed a deeper understanding of electrical systems, pool structures and finishes, heaters and controls, and customer service.

PHTA Certified Service Technician (CST)

Earning the CST designation requires the ability to apply technical knowledge to situations encountered in the field. A CST knows how to solve common pool problems and keep pools running efficiently, while distinguishing themselves as an experienced and knowledgeable service technician. This professional has received comprehensive information about pool and spa technology and equipment, including circulation, filtration, and electricity.

PHTA Certified Service Professional (CSP)

The CSP is the highest level of certification a service professional can achieve in this industry. A CSP has proven to be knowledgeable about top-quality pool, spa, and hot tub upkeep, upgrades, and maintenance. This professional is committed to continuing education to stay in-the-know about the latest techniques, equipment, and regulations.

Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO)

This certification is the world’s leading education and certification program for keeping pools safer and keeping them open. A CPO knows how to properly maintain a pool in accordance with state regulations and industry standards. This professional understands how to prevent recreational water illnesses and chemical hazards, how to disinfect and balance the pool water, and how to properly utilize pool equipment.