This nationally recognized designation will teach you how to become a pool contractor, builder, or designer who is well respected and sought after by customers and employees. Earning your Certified Pool & Spa Building Professional (CBP) certification 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.
To become certified as a CBP (Certified Builders Professional®), you must have five years of industry experience and take the CBP Exam. An additional registration form and $250 fee for the CBP Exam is required. The CBP Exam is 3 hours long, closed book, with 150 multiple-choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass (answering at least 113 questions correctly).
|Unit||Number of Questions|
|Unit 1: Safety||9 questions|
|Unit 2: Business Practices||7 questions|
|Unit 3: Preliminary Planning and Layout||17 questions|
|Unit 4: Excavation||12 questions|
|Unit 5: Circulation, Filtration & Hydraulics||20 questions|
|Unit 6: Electrical||8 questions|
|Unit 7: Basic Structures||35 questions|
|Unit 8: Water Features||10 questions|
|Unit 9: Deck Work||8 questions|
|Unit 10: Coping, Tile & Interior Finishes||7 questions|
|Unit 11: Accessories||9 questions|
|Unit 12: Start-up||8 questions|
|150 questions total|
Please contact PHTA at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on the CBP 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.
Learn more about maintaining your status as a PHTA-certified individual and continue to enjoy the associated benefits.
“I would say that everyone should take the CBP class. It definitely gives you an advantage when you go to meet with clients or just talk to other professionals because you are aware of different building practices that you might not necessarily use in your own business. But if someone has a question about a different type of pool construction, you can answer it.”
– Alexa Dal Pino, CBP | Dal Pino Quality Pools | Sacramento, CA