00. Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS℠) - Complete Course

Content
58 modules

Course Length
20 hours

Instructor
APSP University

Released
8 Jan 2018

Price
$473 - 573

Description

This course takes you through the APSP Service Tech Manual and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards. After completing this course the student will have gained a strong understanding of Safety, Pool Circulation and Filtration, Pool Maintenance, and Water Quality; learned about other important topics such as electrical systems, pool structures and finishes, heaters and controls, and customer service; and earned a name for yourself in the pool industry as a maintenance person in the know!
 
Registrants for the course receive a copy of the APSP Service Tech Manual and the CMS Workbook. 
 

Course Test:
Once you complete this course you are required to pass the online 25 question multiple choice test to receive your course completion certificate. This is an open book test - use the APSP Service Tech Manual that you received in the mail. You have 3 chances to pass the test and can take as much time as you need.This course test is excellent preparation for the CMS Certification Exam and will better help you successfully complete the CMS Exam and become a Certified Maintenance Specialist!

Target Audience: The CMS course is for those new to the pool and spa industry or are working a pool maintenance route.

CMS Certification Exam Information: To become certified as a CMS Certified Maintenance Specialist®, you must complete the CMS course and then take the CMS Exam. An additional registration form and $115 fee for the CMS exam is required. The CMS exam is 1.5 hours long, open book exam with 75 multiple choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass (answering at least 56 questions correctly). 

Choose How to Take the Exam: 

  • On a computer at a PSI computer testing center near you. Computer testing gives immediate test results and flexible time to take the exam. For a list of PSI computer test centers CLICK HERE.  Then, click on TEST CENTERS on the right side of the page and enter the State where you would like to test.  A list of test centers will be revealed.
  • At an APSP national, regional or chapter-sponsored testing event. A list of upcoming events can be found at APSPUniversity.org. You will receive your exam results by US Mail approximately 3 weeks after the exam. 

Please contact APSP at apspuniversity@apsp.org or 703-838-0083 ext. 127 for additional information on the CMS exam and application process.

Objectives

The objective of the CMS training program is help elevate the professionalism of a company and an individual pool and spa service technician:

Company:

  • Higher professional status
  • Reliability of skills
  • Competitive advantage in the marketplace

You:

  • Addition skill levels
  • Greater confidence in knowledge & performance
  • Increased efficiency

 

Certificate

By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Online Record of Completion

Learning Credits

CEU
24.0
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APSP CMS Introduction
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CMS glossary
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M1U1 Safe Work Habits
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M1U2 Physical and Environmental Conditions
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M1U3 Chemical Safety
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M1U4 Electrical Safety
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M1U5 Drowning and Accident Prevention
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M1U6 Recreational Water Illness (RWI)
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M2U1 Customer Service
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M2U2 Legal Considerations
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M3U1 Basic Calculations
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M3U2 Calculating Surface Area
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M3U3 Calculating Volume & Capacity
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M3U4 Calculating Bather Load
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M4U1 Bather Protection Parameters
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M4U2 Water Balance
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M4U3 The Chemistry of Sanitizers
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M4U4 Auxillary Pool & Spa Products
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M4U5 Water Testing
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M4U6 Adding Chemicals
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M5U1 Construction Types
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M5U2 Structural Problems
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M5U3 Interior Finishes & Repairs
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M6U1 Circulation System Overview
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M6U2 Turnover & Flow Rate
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M6U3 Chemical System Components
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M7U1 Selecting a Filter
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M7U2 Filter Types & How They Work
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M7U3 Filter Problems & Solutions
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M8U1 Electrical Safety
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M8U2 Introduction to Electricity
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M8U3 Circuits
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M8U4 Electrical Terms
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M8U5 Electrical Testing
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M8U6 Pump Motors
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M8U7 Underwater Lighting Systems
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M9U1 Heater Types & Sizing
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M9U2 Natural Gas/Propane/Oil Heaters
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M9U3 Electric Immersion Heaters
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M9U4 Heat Pumps
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M9U5 Solar Heaters
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M10U1 Liquid Feeders
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M10U2 Solid Feeders
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M10U3 Gas Feeders
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M10U4 Chlorine Generators
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M10U5 Other Sanitizing Systems
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M11U1 The Purpose
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M11U2 Types of Switches
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M11U3 Electronic Controls
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M11U4 Modern PCBs and Error Messages
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M12U1 Routine Maintenance
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M12U2 Pool Equipment - Automatic and Manual
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M12U3 Off-Season Maintenance
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M12U4 Special Maintenance
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M12U5 Pool and Spa Covers
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M12U6 Startup procedures for a new or newly remodeled pool or spa
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CMS Course Final Test: Open book with three attempts allowed.
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CMS Course Evaluation
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