Director, Marketing & Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2019
APSP ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE RETAIL CERTIFICATION COURSE
CRP Certified Pool & Spa Retail Professional Course Available Now
(ALEXANDRIA, VA) - The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announced today the availability of its new online self-paced CRP Certified Pool & Spa Retail Professional course.
Designed for those interested in running a successful swimming pool and spa business, this eight-hour self-paced online interactive course gives students a strong foundation to effectively and efficiently run a retail business. It introduces the core principles of pool and spa operations and best practices for sales and customer service. Topics covered in the course include: pool finishes, pool and spa circulation systems, basic water chemistry, retail environment safety, customer service and sales and retail housekeeping.
“We are excited to offer quality training programs to our retail segment,” said APSP Director of Education, Silvia Uribe. “Retailers are on the front line of business and through quality education we can ensure that we have a more educated sales force that has the tools they need to confidently assist customers and ultimately increase sales.”
There are no prerequisites for the CRP course. Students taking the course will learn about operations, safety and health, water testing, basic pool water chemistry. Those that successfully complete the course can take the exam either at regional or Chapter events, through a scheduled proctored exam or on-site at a regional event.
“APSP is on the forefront of what the industry needs,” said APSP Retail Council Chair, Mallory Wachowski. “Retailers deserve quality education and APSP has delivered. Getting your employees up to speed quickly is the key to better service and sales. The CRP program gives your retail team a solid foundation on the pool and hot tub industry to help advance their career and is a gate way to increased sales.”
Students can register for the online CRP course at APSP.org/Store. For more information, email APSP University at APSPUniversity@apsp.org or call Ana Hernandez at 703.838.0083 ext. 127.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.
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