Industry Certifications for The Pool & Spa Professional

Experienced pool and hot tub professionals demonstrate their commitment to quality, expertise, safety, and professionalism with Certifications from the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (formerly APSP).

Once certified, you will join an elite group of professionals who stand out from the competition. Plus, you will 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

Open Testing Dates: Contact NESPA to Schedule

Completed a PHTA Certification Course and need to take or retake the exam? Interested in challenging a certification exam and need to learn more about the process? NESPA offers Opening Testing Days at our office in Hamilton, NJ.

To schedule a test date, you must contact NESPA at 609-689-9111 at least three business-days prior to discuss additional details, pre-qualifications, and advise us of any special considerations you may have.  All applicants must adhere to current health guidelines and safety protocols.  Testing groups will be limited and space is available on a first-come basis. Walk-ins will not be allowed.

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Meet Licensing Requirements

Obtaining Industry Certifications are required to be a licensed pool builder and/or service contractor in Connecticut, New Jersey and in Rockland, Suffolk and Nassau Counties in New York State.  

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ONLINE COURSES (learn more)
Online learning provides you with the flexibility to learn at your own pace and at times that work best for your schedule.  Each of the certifications offered online include an in-person testing opportunity so you can achieve your certification.

Take advantage of in-person classes to obtain your industry certifications. These multi-day classes are taught by industry experts.  This interactive learning environment is a great way to build an understanding of the course material and prepare for your certification exam.