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

  • Current Expert CBP
  • Successful completion of the following GENESIS® courses:
    • D265: Master Design Methods
    • D280: History of Pools & Water Features
    • C410: Advanced Pool Construction

Application Process

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

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

Maintain Your Certification

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 certification@phta.org or 703-838-0083 ext. 144.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Lou
  • Pentair

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