Certified Master Pool Builder & Design Professional


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.

Master CBP is the fourth and highest level of certification in the new PHTA Certified Pool Builder and Design Professional Pathway. This certification is reserved for the upper echelon of our industry.

Prerequisites to Earn the Master CBP Certification

Application Process

You must complete and return the Master CBP application. The Master CBP application fee is $300.

Please contact PHTA at service@phta.org for additional information on the Master CBP application process.

Maintain Your Certification

If I hold a Master CBP, how do I recertify?
Your certification needs to be renewed every three years and you will apply on the recertification webpage. To recertify, submit your documentation of the 24 hours of continuing education and pay the recertification fee. If you hold a higher-level CBP credential (Advanced, Expert, or Master), your CBP needed for licensure renews along with your higher-level credential.

If I need CBP certificate for my licensing board, will I receive this when I recertify?
Yes! When you recertify, there will be a place to indicate that you need this certification for licensure. If you indicate yes, you will receive your higher-level certificate for your wall/office and a CBP certificate to satisfy licensing requirements.

Learn more about maintaining your status as a PHTA-certified individual and continue to enjoy the associated benefits. To be recertified, you must complete 24 hours of continuing education every three years. The Master CBP renewal fee is $300.

Application for recertification is due on or before December 31 of the year your certification expires. Failure to recertify by that time, or by the end of the 90 day grace period (April 1 of the following year), will result in a late fee being applied to your certification. Up to 1 year past your certification expiration, you will need to reapply for certification, submit proof of total continuing education hours, and pay the recertification fee and the late penalty. For questions or clarification, please contact PHTA at service@phta.org or 719-540-9119.


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