About the PHTA Certified Pool Builder & Design Professional Pathway

The PHTA Certified Pool Builder & Design Professional Pathway, powered by GENESIS®, is an education and certification career pathway designed to build on your foundation of knowledge so that you can become a Certified Master Pool Builder & Design Professional.

This certification sets the standards of excellence for professional builders and service professionals, providing consumers protection and confidence.

This pathway offers you a way to obtain official third-party validation of your knowledge and skills, which you can use to market yourself and your business.

Learn more about each level of the PHTA Certified Pool Builder & Design Professional Pathway:


Certified Builder Professional (CBP)
The Certified Builder Professional (CBP) is a nationally recognized designation that will teach you how to become a pool contractor or builder who is well respected and sought after by customers and employees. Earning your CBP will set you apart from colleagues and raise your industry visibility among manufacturers, distributors, and buying groups, ultimately making you and your organization more competitive.



Certified Advanced Pool Builder Professional (Advanced CBP)
A Certified Advanced Pool Builder Professional requires proficiency in proper pool construction and an understanding of pool hydraulics.



Certified Expert Pool Builder & Design Professional (Expert CBP)
The Certified Expert Pool Builder & Design Professional involves a rigorous design curriculum that validates your knowledge as a well-rounded professional. Being knowledgeable in design will help you market your business, talk to consumers, and translate design features into your plans. 



Certified Master Pool Builder & Design Professional (Master CBP)
A Certified Master Pool Builder & Design Professional is an elite professional who has demonstrated quality, professionalism, ethics, and business prowess. A Master CBP has completed elevated courses in master design methods, history of pools and water features, and advanced construction.



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  • Hayward
  • Heritage Pool Supply Group
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  • Lyon Financial
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