Specialty Education & Certification Programs

In addition to the PSP Expo core conference program and several free educational opportunities on the show floor, we have partnered with the industry's leading associations to offer these certification and specialty educational programs.

Registration for any of these programs includes admission to the course, access to the exhibit hall, a Conference Super Pass,  and admission to the Welcome Party. All events and sessions require pre-registration.

NSPF Certified Pool-Spa Operator® (CPO) Certification

Monday, October 30 - Tuesday, October 31

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The National Swimming Pool Foundation 2 day CPO® Certification course is the leading education and certification program for pool and spa operators, engineers, service company professionals, health officials, retailers, property owners and other professionals who help protect aquatic venues. 

Hours: 16 Technical Credit Hours

National Plasterers Council Start-Up Certification Program (NPC)

Wednesday, November 1

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a 9-hour program that will certify an individual in the National Plasterers Council industry method of properly starting up the water chemistry and care of a newly surfaced swimming pool and/or spa.

Hours: 8 Technical Credit Hours

ASA Shotcrete Nozzleman Education

Wednesday, November 1

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This 7 hour program is a requirement for all concrete pool builders wishing to pursue certification as an ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman through ASA. Also, appropriate for pool contractors, project managers and supervisors using Shotcrete on their pool projects, but not necessarily pursuing certification.Session fee includes materials provided by ASA.

Hours: 7 Technical Hours

NPC Start-Up Recertification Class (NPCR)

Wednesday, November 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The NPC requires all certified start-up technicians to be re-certified every three years. The recertification program will review the essentials of good start-up practices learned during the original start-up class as well as review the latest changes to the NPC Start-up card.

NSPF Advanced Service Technician (AST) Certification

New in 2017!

Friday, November 3

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

New Certification from the National Swimming Pool Foundation® The ASTCM Certification is a comprehensive blended (online and in-class) training designed to provide service professionals with the knowledge to fully service residential pools and spas, including equipment installation, maintenance, and repair. The ASTCM course is 56 hours long, and is comprised of 48 hours of self-paced online learning as well as an 8-hour classroom course with exam.

Credits: 5.3 IACET CEUs