Pool and Hot Tub Certification and Education

You’re a pro. Now carry the PHTA certification that proves it. Experienced pool and hot tub professionals demonstrate their commitment to quality, expertise, safety and professionalism with PHTA 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

Pool and Hot Tub Certifications for Every Level

PHTA offers certifications for every level and specialty.



Years of Experience

Continuing Education Hours

Cost of Exam

Potential Job Opportunities

PPSO Professional Pool & Spa Operator

Health code adherence, safety standards

0 years

24 hours

 Contact PPSO Instructor

Pool builder, designer, commercial swimming pool operator, manager, engineer, service company professional, health official, facility owner

CBP Certified Building Professional

Pool and spa construction, design

5+ years

24 hours


Pool builder, designer

CSP Certified Service Professional

Pool chemical balance, pool maintenance

5+ years

24 hours


Pool service, water specialist

CST Certified Service Technician

Pool repair, water chemicals

1–2 years

24 hours


Pool technician

CMS Certified Maintenance Specialist

Entry-level pool maintenance

0 years

24 hours


Maintenance worker

CHTT Certified Hot Tub Technician

Portable hot tub servicing

0 years

24 hours


Hot tub service technician

CRP Certified Pool & Spa Retail Professional

Sales, customer service

0 years

8 hours

Retailer, salesperson

Multiple Learning Options

We offer three convenient ways to complete courses:

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