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Become a Certified Pool & Spa Hot Tub Technician


The Certified Pool & Spa Hot Tub Technician program covers the essentials of servicing portable and permanently installed hot tubs and spas and equipment repair and replacement.

Prerequisites to Apply

  • Completion of the CHTT course based on the PHTA Hot Tub Technician Manual
  • Pass CHTT exam

Testing Options

The CHTT exam costs $115. Candidates must submit a completed application at least 14 days in advance of their anticipated testing date.

  1. Test at a PHTA national, regional or chapter-sponsored education and testing event.

  2. Test at an accredited community college or university near you. Additional proctoring fees may cost 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:

    • Scheduling an appointment for testing.
    • Providing PHTA University with your name, full mailing address and exam date.

Online CHTT Course

This self-paced online format is interactive and engaging with videos, quizzes, and exercises. You have the option to purchase the full course or a specific module.

Purchase the CHTT Course

Please Note:

  • Students who have started and need to finish the course, click here
  • Students who have purchased the course but have not yet started it, click here.

Course Materials and Forms

Maintain Your Certification

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

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  • Aqualine Insurance
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