CPO certifications are valid for five years from the end of the month of issuance. For example, certifications issued on March 2, 2018, will expire March 31, 2023.
All other PHTA certifications (CBP, CMS, CST, CHTT, and CRP) are valid for three years, ending on December 31 of the third year. For example, certifications issued in August 2020 will expire December 31, 2023. This new recertification policy went into effect in July 2021. If you have any questions about your recertification date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) candidate that needs to recertify or wishes to enroll in the CPO Program, you have a few options.
In order to maintain your status as an PHTA-certified individual and enjoy the associated benefits, prior to your certification’s expiration date, you must submit a completed recertification application along with documentation of 24 hours of continuing education credits (CEUs). All courses that are industry- and/or business-related qualify. To document your CEUs, you will need to keep all certificates that are issued from the course organizer.
A certificate of completion is sufficient, provided that it contains the following information:
If a certificate is not issued as part of the course, please request that information, in writing, from the course registrar; an email is sufficient.
Please note: All CEU documentation must be submitted with the recertification application. PHTA does not keep track of courses attended by certified individuals; it is your responsibility to maintain these records. CEUs submitted outside of the recertification application will be destroyed.
Applying for recertification for your PHTA designation takes just four simple steps!
A letter will be sent (either via email or mail to the contact information on file for the individual) by Sept. 1 of the year of certification expiration to remind them of their upcoming renewal. It is the individual’s responsibility to keep all contact information current. If you move or change jobs, please notify the PHTA by email at email@example.com.
You are given a 90-day grace period to renew your certification after your expiration date. By March 1 of the year following the certification expiration, a final notice will be sent, stating that if the individual does not submit a completed recertification application, including documentation of CEUs, their certification will be terminated. If you do not submit your documents within the grace period, you will need to reapply for certification, submit proof of 24 CEUs/retake a course and sit for the certification exam. For questions or clarification, please contact PHTA.