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.
The PHTA Online Certification Courses allow you to 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, and maximize your career potential for success.
Plus, enjoy the flexibility of completing the program at the time and dates that work best for you!

Online Certification Courses

PHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS)


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PHTA Certified Service Technician (CST)


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PHTA Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT)


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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 3 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.




The CPB exam has recently been updated and the new exam will be in place on Nov. 1, 2021. The PSCC course is still considered to be a suitable piece of your exam preparation for the updated exam, BUT if you wish to take the current exam, you must schedule your exam date by OCT. 15, 2021. The current CBP exam will be offered at our offices on October 12th and 28th.

Please Note! The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is no longer offering the On-Demand Pool and Spa Construction Course (PSCC). Anyone who has already purchased the course will continue to have access to it through December 31, 2021. This includes any review of the course you may need prior to taking an exam. Contact us at 609.689.9111 with any questions.

A Convenient Way to 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.  


Licensing In Our Region

*The State of Connecticut requires in person training.  Click here for the upcoming schedule.