Become a Certified Pool & Spa Retail Professional


This online course will give you the skills and core business knowledge needed to effectively run a retail pool business. This self-paced, interactive class is eight hours and costs $199 for members ($299 for nonmembers). No prior experience required!

Online CRP Course

This course is designed to educate your sales forces so they can confidently assist customers and ultimately increase sales. After completion, students will have gained a strong understanding of basic water chemistry, pool finishes, pool and spa circulation systems, safety at a retail environment, customer service and sales best practices, retail housekeeping, and more.

Purchase the CRP Course


Students who successfully complete the online course will receive a certificate of completion. Students can take the certification test at a PHTA national, regional, or chapter event, or take the proctored exam at an accredited college or university.

Please contact PHTA at service@phta.org for additional information on the CRP.

Maintain Your Certification

Learn more about maintaining your status as a PHTA-certified individual and continue to enjoy the associated benefits.

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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