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APSP University opens the door to the heightened level of skill and professionalism that drives success in the pool, hot tub and spa industry. Pick your courses below and start your training today.

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In this Module of the CMS Course, you will learn about: Routine Maintenance Pool Cleaning Equipment, Manual & Automatic Off Season Maintenance Special Maintenance Pool/Spa Covers Startup Procedures for a New or Newly Remodeled Pool or Spa Exam Information: To become certified as a CMS Certified Maintenance Specialist®, you must complete the CMS course and 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.  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.  Test at a community college or university near you. Proctored exams must be taken at an accredited college or university.  Contact apspuniversity@apsp.org or call 703-838-0083 ext 127 if you need additional information Visit this page for more information: CMS Information Read More

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After successfully completing this module, students should be able to identify the components involved in hot tub circulation systems, vital plumbing fittings and pipe, filtration and circulation renovation techniques. Students will be able to: Identify the major elements of circulation system components Discover the importance of plumbing fittings and pipe List various types of filters and proper maintenance procedures for effective filtration Identify current circulation renovation techniques Read More

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Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT) After completing this course the student will have gained a wide body of practical knowledge on servicing and troubleshooting factory built portable hot tubs regardless of brand; mastered the essentials of hot tub water chemistry, electrical systems, circulation and filtration; and learned tips and tricks for basic repairs to interior surfaces. The Certified Hot Tub Technician program covers the essentials of servicing portable hot tubs, and equipment repair and replacement. Instruction is given by industry experts, based upon the APSP Hot Tub Technician Manual and Workbook. Upon completion of the training program, you will be eligible to take the CHTT exam. There are no experience requirements; new employees are eligible. The registration fee includes the APSP Certified Hot Tub Technician Manual and Workbook. Target Audience: Individuals in the service Industry who service and repair portable hot tubs. Taking this class makes you eligible to take the APSP CHTT test to become a CHTT Certified Hot Tub Technician®. There are no experience requirements; new employees are eligible. 24 CEUs are earned after successfully completing this course. How You Will Benefit: Advance your career and earn the in demand skills employers want. Become eligible to sit for the Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT)  exam. Earn 24 CEUs. What You Get With The Course: Eight weeks access to the virtual course APSP Hot Tub Technician Manual APSP CHTT Workbook Course Outline: Safety and Health: Drowning and Accident Prevention Safe Work Habits Chemical Safety Electrical Safety Accessory Equipment Safety When to Close a Hot But Hot Tub Decontamination Health Benefits and Hazards First Aid Physical and Environment Hazards Recreational Water Illness (RWI) Practical Knowledge for Technicians Customer Service Legal Considerations Basic Calculations Structures and Finishes Materials Used in Hot Tub Manufacture Surface Repairs Hot Tub Selection and Installation Electrical Systems Safety and Electrical Systems Basic Electricity Basic Electrical Circuit Basic Terms / Components Used in Circuits Electrical Testing Electrical Safety Requirements Circulation, Plumbing and Filtration Circulation System Components Suction Side Components Pipe and Fittings Circulation System Renovation Hydraulics Pressure Resistance Total Dynamic Head Using TDH Information Filtration Systems Filter Design and Location Filter Maintenance and Cleaning How to Replace a Cartridge Pumps and Equipment Systems Electromagnetism and Electric Motors Pump Motors Centrifugal Pumps Troubleshooting Hot Tub Equipment Connections Loads Controls Plumbing Troubleshooting Control Systems Control System Types Hot Tub Control Circuit Components Hot Tub Safety Device Requirements EM Control System Electronic Control Systems Heaters and Accessories Heater Types and Sizing Heater  Replacement Types of Immersion Heaters Electric Heater Failure Modes Technical and Troubleshooting Reference Guide Accessories: Air Blowers, Ozone Generators and Lights Water Chemistry Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Handling Chemicals Transporting Chemicals OSHA Safety Rules SARA Chemical Storage Data Sheets Basic Water Chemistry Preventive Practices Water Balance Hot Tub Water Sanitization Water Testing Ancillary Hot Tub Products General Maintenance Routine Maintenance Seasonal and Special Care Covers CEUs: 24 Course Fee: $473/member and $573/non-member.  (includes the manual and workbook) Exam Information: To become certified as a CHTT Certified Hot Tub Technician®, you must complete the CHTT Course and take the CHTT Exam. An additional registration form and $115 fee for the CHTT exam is required. The CHTT exam is a 1 hour, open-book exam with 50 multiple-choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass (answering at least 38 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 times to take the exam. 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 x 127 for additional information on the CHTT exam and application process. Read More

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After successfully completing this module, students should be able to identify the various types of hot tub control systems and safety device requirements. Students will be able to: Describe the various hot tub control system types Identify hot tub safety device requirements Understand the basics of electrical control systems Read More

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After successfully completing this module, students should be familiar with the basics of electricity and be able to identify electrical systems and safety precautions and requirements used when dealing with electricity. Students will be able to: Describe the fundamentals of electricity and electrical systems Explain safety requirements and precautions used when dealing with electricity Read More

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After successfully completing this module, students should be able to identify ways to maintain and care for hot tubs. Students will be able to: Describe ways to provide routine maintenance to hot tubs Identify seasonal and special care routines needed to care for hot tubs Understand the value and benefit of using covers Read More

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