Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) Education

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) 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. 

PHTA is dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promote the safe enjoyment of pools and spas.


PHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) Course


Saturday, November 13 – Monday, November 15 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
Cost: $999 Member / $1,199 Non-Member (Early Bird) | Includes Super Pass

The Maintenance Specialist Course (CMS) provides students a breakdown of required education to safely and adequately maintain a water vessel. Students will examine multiple modules, including chemistry, calculations, water quality, structures and finishes, circulation, heaters, controls, filtration, and electrical components.


PHTA Certified Service Technician (CST) Course


Saturday, November 13 – Monday, November 15 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily

Cost: $1,199 Member / $1,399 Non-Member (Early Bird) | Includes Super Pass

The Service Technician Course (CST) provides 24-hours of education for service technicians looking to elevate their knowledge. The course reviews common problems regarding pool finishes and examines potential solutions.

Students will explore circulation, filtration, hydraulics, and electricity, culminating in a well-rounded understanding of potential problems and solutions.

The exam fee is included in registration and will be proctored on-site. Upon successful completion of the course and CST certification exam, students will have earned the certification title of CST.


PHTA | ICC Present the 2018
International Swimming Pool & Spa Code


Sunday, November 14 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: $299 Member / $399 Non-Member (Early Bird) | Includes Super Pass

The ISPSC is a comprehensive pool and spa code concentrating on all aspects of pool and spa design and construction. The code addresses quality, safety, energy, and conservation and built upon national consensus, the code is ANSI/APSP approved standards. Student builders will examine the benefits of adopting the code. Officials are provided an explanation of the code and the practices the code is built on.

Designed to address industry professionals, including architects, engineers, building inspectors, building officials, contractors, plans examiner, plumbing inspectors, pool, and spa installers, the course meets the needs of both builders and inspectors.


PHTA | ICC Present the 2021
International Swimming Pool & Spa Code


Monday, November 15 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: $299 Member / $399 Non-Member (Early Bird) | Includes Super Pass

The ISPSC is a comprehensive pool and spa code concentrating on all aspects of pool and spa design and construction. The code addresses quality, safety, energy, and conservation and built upon national consensus, the code is ANSI/APSP approved standards. Student builders will examine the benefits of adopting the code. Officials are provided an explanation of the code and the practices the code is built on.

Designed to address industry professionals, including architects, engineers, building inspectors, building officials, contractors, plans examiner, plumbing inspectors, pool, and spa installers, the course meets the needs of both builders and inspectors.


PHTA Certified Hot Tub Technician Course


Saturday, November 13 - Sunday, November 14 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily

Cost: $799 Member / $999 Non-Member (Early Bird) | Includes Super Pass

The Hot Tub Technician (CHTT) Course provides students a range of practical knowledge on servicing and troubleshooting factory-built hot tubs, regardless of brands. Industry experts will provide hands-on experience regarding hot tub chemistry, examine electrical systems, circulation, and filtration while learning tips and tricks for basic repairs to interior surfaces.


Pool & Spa Operator ® (CPO®) Certification Course


Sunday, November 14 – Monday, November 15 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily

Cost: $525 Member / $625 Non-Member (Early Bird) | Includes Super Pass

The Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training credential for aquatic facility maintenance personnel, health officials, retailers, property owners, and other professionals.  CPO® certification provides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations.

This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. Upon course completion and successfully passing the exam, students will become Certified Pool & Spa Operators (CPO®)


How to Take Your Exam

Exam fees are included in your registration. A proctored, on-site computer testing location will be provided at the Expo to take your examination.