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Andrea Wells
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
awells@apsp.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2018

APSP ANNOUNCES NEW AND IMPROVED ONLINE COURSE
CHTT Certified Hot Tub Technician Online Course Now Available

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) - The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announced today the availability of its new and improved CHTT Certified Hot Tub Technician online self-paced course.

Designed for those that service and repair portable hot tubs, the CHTT program covers the essentials of servicing portable and permanently installed hot tubs and spas, and equipment repair and replacement. Students can earn their CHTT certification, by taking an online self-paced or live on-site course at a regional event.  Those that successfully complete the course can take the exam either on a computer at a local PSI testing center or a paper exam at a regional event.  There are no experience requirements; new employees are welcome.

“We are excited to offer our members quality education to meet today’s education needs, said APSP President & CEO Lawrence Caniglia, JD, CAE.” “Through making investments in our education programs, we are able to improve the industry’s workforce and keep the industry moving forward.”                    

Students now have the option to take the full CHTT course or purchase specific module options such as water chemistry, safety and health, structures and finishes electrical systems, hydraulics, hot tub equipment and much more.  The new self-paced online format teaches new skills while providing a more interactive and engaging training experience using videos, interactive exercises and knowledge quizzes. 

“Advancing APSP’s online education is key to ensuring our students stay current with industry and their customer demands, said APSP Director of Education, Maria O’Hara.” “We are proud to offer such quality programs to our students that will enhance their lives and the industry.”

In addition to the CHTT online self-paced course, APSP released its CMS Certified Maintenance Specialist Course in a new and improved online format and has introduced the new online hybrid PPSO Professional Pool & Spa Operator Course.  APSP plans to release their CST Certified Service Technician and PSCC Pool & Spa Construction Course in this new format in July 2018.

Students can purchase the course at APSP.LearnUpon.com.  The full course is $549 for members and $699 for nonmembers or specific modules at $49 for members and $99 for nonmembers. Those that successfully complete the course will earn 24 continuing education credits.  For more information about the online CHTT course, email APSP University at apspuniversity@apsp.org or call Ana Hernandez at 703.838.0038 ext. 127.

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About APSP

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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