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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

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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.

For more information, email PHTA University at

Maintain Your Certification

Learn more about maintaining your status as a PHTA-certified individual and continue to enjoy the associated benefits. PHTA University designations are valid for three years from the date they are issued.

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