After completing this pool technician certification course, you will be able to:
To become certified as a CST (Certified Service Technician®), you must complete the CST course and take the CST Exam. An additional registration form and $115 fee for the CST Exam is required. The CST Exam is 2.5 hours long, open book, with 100 multiple choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass (answering at least 75 questions correctly).
Please contact PHTA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-838-0083 ext. 127 for additional information on the CST Exam and application process.
This self-paced online course format is interactive and engaging with videos, quizzes, and exercises. You have the option to purchase the full course or a specific module.
Due to licensing requirements, some states do not require the CMS course, and only require successful completion of the exam, in which case the CMS Challenge Exam is available.
The CST certification exam costs $115. Candidates must submit a completed application at least 14 days in advance of their testing date.
Test at a PHTA national, regional or chapter-sponsored education and testing event.
Test at an accredited community college or university in your area. You might need to pay an additional exam proctor fee, which could be up to $40. Contact your local community colleges and libraries to find your nearest proctored testing center.
Additional responsibilities if you test at a college or university:
“Our industry has changed so much over the last five or 10 years. If you're not constantly getting education, reading and learning more, you won't know the technology. If you want to be a professional, you have to have education.”
– Noel Conley, CSP, CST | Miracle Pool Service | Garland, TX