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Specialty Education, Training, & Certification Programs

In addition to the PSP/Deck Expo core conference program, 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.


American Shotcrete Association


Quality Shotcrete – Know It When You See It (Presented by ASA)

Wednesday, November 17  | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (without exam) | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (with exam)
Cost: $435 without exam / $655 with exam | Includes Super Pass

This seminar provides guidance on more than 40 critical elements of shotcrete applications for those onsite to properly evaluate the overall quality of shotcrete placement.  These include an overview on material selections, equipment, placement techniques, finishing, curing, protection, testing, and safety as it relates to the shotcrete process. 

For shotcrete contractors, this seminar will help you verify the quality of your work to your general contractors and inspectors. 

ASA Shotcrete Nozzleman Education Course Presented by the American Shotcrete Association (English)

Tuesday, November 16  | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $425 | Includes Super Pass

ASA Nozzleman Education Courses present an overview on placement technique, finishing, curing, testing, equipment and safety as it relates to the nozzleman and the shotcrete process.

This course also helps to prepare individuals for participation in the ACI Nozzleman Certification program. ACI required work experience, written exam, performance exam and other program criteria will be discussed.

ASA Curso de educación para ellanzador de concreto (shotcrete) Presentado por la American Shotcrete Association

Tuesday, November 16  | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $425 | Includes Super Pass

Los cursos de educación para el lanzador de ASA muestran una visión general de las técnicas de colocación, acabado, curado, pruebas, equipo y seguridad relacionados con el lanzador y el proceso del concreto lanzado.

Este curso también ayuda a preparar a los individuos para participar en el programa de certificación del lanzador de concreto por parte del ACI. ACI requiere experiencia laboral, examen escrito, examen de desempeño y otros criterios del programa que serán discutidos


National Plasterers Council


NPC's Start-Up Technician Certification Course

Tuesday, November 16 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $490 Member / $690 Non-Member | Includes Super Pass

The course will cover five primary areas: The History and Chemistry of Swimming Pool Surfaces, Understanding Water Chemistry, Using a Water Test Kit, Start-Up Procedures and Start-Up Problems and Solutions. The course will conclude with a sixty (60) minute written test (80% is required to pass). 

Certification is valid for three (3) years.  Each attendee will receive a Course Workbook, NPC Technical Manual, IPPSA Basic Training Manual and laminated Pool Start-up Card.