Swimming Pool Industry Certifications

You’re a pro. Now carry the APSP certification that proves it. Experienced pool and hot tub

professionals demonstrate their commitment to quality, expertise, safety and

professionalism with APSP certification. Once certified, you’ll join an elite group of

professionals who stand out from the competition. Plus, you’ll fortify your reputation at the

highest tier of industry reliability, respect and trust.

  • Enhance your skills and knowledge

  • Build confidence in your abilities as a pool or hot tub professional

  • Learn the most efficient and cost-effective ways to use your time

  • Maximize your career potential for success

APSP offers certifications for every level and specialty.

Pool Maintenance and Operations Certifications:

The Professional Pool and Spa Operator (PPSO℠) certification course is the industry’s premier program for commercial swimming pool operators, managers, engineers, service company professionals, health officials and facility owners.


CPO® Certification provides you with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations that a professional needs in both commercial and residential environments. 

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The Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS℠) training program is help elevate the professionalism of a company and an individual pool and spa service technician:

Pool Construction Training and Certification:


This nationally recognized designation is highly sought after by those who know the value of certification. As a Certified Building Professional (CBP℠), you’ll raise confidence with prospective customers and raise your industry visibility among pool and spa manufacturers, distributors and buying groups.

Pool Equipment Repair Training and Certifications:


This online self-paced course takes you through the APSP Service Tech Manual and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards. You will be able to explain common problems with pool finishes and how to repair them.  You can also explain how to keep pools running more efficiently with a better understanding of circulation, filtration, hydraulics and electricity. You can also grow your practical knowledge and gain troubleshooting skills and resources and distinguish yourself as an experienced and knowledgeable service technician.


The CSP℠ certification shows potential customers as well as potential employers that you have the knowledge and skills that set you apart from the rest. This nationally recognized designation can help you raise confidence among customers, and increase your visibility with pool and spa manufacturers, distributors and buying groups.​


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