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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.


The PHTA Builder Education and Certification Program

This program requires that the builder adhere to strict ethical standards and have a commitment to the highest standards of workmanship and construction, business stability, and superior customer relations. This designation is held by an elite subset of pool and spa builders in the country who have met all of the program requirements and continue to advance their knowledge by participating in ongoing industry continuing education as a requirement of re-certification.

PHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS)

This certification focuses on 4 key areas - Safety, Pool Circulation and Filtration, Pool Maintenance, and Water Quality – but the course also covers important topics such as electrical systems, pool structures and finishes, heaters and controls, and customer service.

PHTA Certified Service Technician (CST)

This certification requires the ability to apply technical knowledge to situations encountered in the field. As such, this program demands a level of technical knowledge that only comes with on-the-job experience.

PHTA Certified Service Professional (CSP)

The CSP is the pool industry’s premier professional designation for Service professionals.  

Certified Pool/Spa Operator 

This National certification teaches pool professionals how to properly maintain their pool in accordance with state regulations and industry standards.