education and events

Service/Maintenance Courses

Start on the path to becoming a certified pool professional by taking certification courses in a number of specialties, including maintenance, service, and inspection.


In-person courses include PHTA-hosted events as well as industry conferences and tradeshows.

October 12
World Aquatic Health Conference
Houston, TX
3 Hours | 0.3 IACET CEUs | 3 PHTA CEUs

Certified Pool & Spa Inspector (CPI) provides a standardized training program for health officials and pool operators to conduct pool and spa inspections. CPI training assures a sanitary, healthy, and safe environment for staff and patrons of public swimming pools and spas.


Learning Objectives:

  • Perform an inspection of the pool and spa area
  • Evaluate swimming pool operation and maintenance
  • Assess the circulation system and its components
  • Evaluate a facility for VGB Act compliance
  • Recognize the elements of spa inspections
  • Discuss recreational water illnesses

Instructor: Benjamin Basch

November 12-14
PSP/Deck Expo
Las Vegas, NV
20 Hours | 20 PHTA CEUs
$1,199 PHTA Member / $1,699 Non-member

This course takes you through the PHTA Service Tech Manual and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards. Whether you are starting out in the pool industry, have a new business, or want to ensure all your employees are recognized as the top of their craft, this course is the perfect opportunity! When you earn the CMS certification, you also earn a name for yourself in the pool industry as a maintenance person in the know.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand safety, pool circulation and filtration, pool maintenance, and water quality
  • Learn about other important topics such as electrical systems, pool structures and finishes, heaters and controls, and customer service

Instructor: Kevin Tucker

November 13-14
PSP/Deck Expo
Las Vegas, NV
16 Hours | 16 PHTA CEUs
$999 PHTA Member / $1,499 Non-member

The Hot Tub Technician course provides students a range of practical knowledge on servicing and troubleshooting factory-built hot tubs, regardless of brands. Industry experts will provide hands-on experience regarding hot tub chemistry, examine electrical systems, circulation, and filtration while learning tips and tricks for basic repairs to interior surfaces. The course fee includes the CHTT exam that will be proctored during the event. Upon successful completion of the course and CHTT certification exam, students will have earned the certification title of CHTT.


Learning Objectives:

  • Review basic safety considerations for tools used on the job
  • Explain the concept of volts, amps, ohms, and conductors
  • Describe circulation system components and hot tub plumbing configurations
  • Identify key factors in potential pump motor replacement
  • Identify major functions of components of the control unit

Instructor: John Schadler

November 12-14
PSP/Deck Expo
Las Vegas, NV
24 Hours | 24 PHTA CEUs
$1,399 PHTA Member / $1,899 Non-member

The Service Technician Course (CST) provides 24 hours of education for service technicians looking to elevate their knowledge. The course reviews common problems regarding pool finishes and examines potential solutions. Students will explore circulation, filtration, hydraulics, and electricity, culminating in a well-rounded understanding of potential problems and solutions. The exam fee is included in registration and will be proctored on-site. Upon successful completion of the course and CST certification exam, students will have earned the certification title of CST.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify pool finish problems and solutions
  • Review best circulation practices
  • Examine filtration, hydraulics, and electrical functions

Instructor: Trevor Sherwood



Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Lou
  • Lyon Financial
  • MCC
  • Pentair
  • Raypak
  • WatkinsWellness

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