Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 01, 2015
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) APSP University, the industry’s premier pool, spa, and hot tub training provider, announces certification courses for pool and spa builders, designers, and hot tub and service providers at the 2015 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, being held Nov. 7-12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Two courses will be offered: The Pool & Spa Construction Course (PSCC), and the Certified Service Technician Course (CST).
“APSP University offerings at the International Pool | Spa | Patio | Expo are a great opportunity for pool and hot tub professionals to learn techniques to differentiate themselves,” said APSP CEO and President Rich Gottwald. “Building upon our yearly presence at the Expo, we’re expanding opportunities to virtual training, webinars, self study and regional accredited events around the country, to enable industry professionals to earn certification and continuing education credits throughout the year,” he added.
The Pool & Spa Construction Course, Nov. 7-9, is for novice and experienced builders who need to know more about building quality pools and spas, and for experienced pool contractors who want to enhance their technical expertise and build more challenging pools. The three-day course guides the participant through the APSP Builders Manual, gives key information to conform to industry standards and fully prepares them for the APSP CBP Certified Building Professional exam held Nov. 10 (separate application required). Attendees who successfully complete the course receive 24 continuing education hours, which can be used toward APSP certifications and recertification.
The Certified Service Technician Course, Nov. 7-9, is for individuals with at least two years of experience in pools and spa service and repair. Participants will explore key concepts and best practices outlined in the APSP Service Tech Manual with a focus on hydraulics, water quality, and troubleshooting and repair. Attendees interested in becoming certified will be eligible to participate in the Certified Service Technician (CST) exam on Nov. 10; registration for this exam is included in the course fee. This course is also highly recommended for those individuals interested in a comprehensive learning experience that will prepare them to take the Certified Service Professional Exam, Nov. 10 if they meet the requirements (separate application required). Attendees who successfully complete the course receive 24 continuing education hours, which can be used toward APSP certifications and recertification.
Registration for the 2015 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo is open now. All educational seminars are ticketed events and require registration, and some APSP courses require prerequisites for participation. For more information about APSP programs offered at Expo, please contact APSP University at APSPUniversity@APSP.org or call 703-838-0083 ext. 274.
About APSP University
APSP University is the country’s premier pool, spa and hot tub education provider. Offered in classrooms around the country, as self-study programs, and in an on-line format, APSP University courses are all based upon the nationally recognized ANSI/APSP/ICC pool, hot tub and spa standards. This means participants are learning building techniques and service and repair methods that are based on current technologies and sound research. APSP Certified professionals use state-of-the-art technology to deliver and service quality pools, spas and hot tubs. To see complete course and certification offerings, as well as webinars, visit APSP.org/APSPUniversity.
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.