Welcome to the APSP University Certification and eLearning Center.

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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Pool and Spa Construction Course (PSCC) - Business Practices This online self-paced  course takes you through the APSP Builders Manual Business Practices and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards.  Target Audience: The PSCC is for novice and experienced pool builders, as well as designers who need to know more about pool and spa construction. This course is an excellent preparation for the CBP Certified Building Professional® exam. How You Will Benefit: Advance your career and earn the in demand skills employers want. Become eligible to sit for the Certified Building Professional (CBP)  exam. Earn 1 CEUs. What You Get With The Course: Eight weeks access to the virtual course Course Outline: Business Practices Business and Finance Insurance Loss Control CEUs: 1.0 Course Fee: $49/member and $99/non-member. Exam Information: To become certified as a CBP Certified Builders Professional®, you must have 5 years industry experience, have completed 24 CEUs in the past 3 years and take the CBP Exam. An additional registration form and $250 fee for the CBP exam is required. The CBP exam is 3 hours long, closed book exam with 150 multiple choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass (answering at least 113 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.  Please contact APSP at apspuniversity@apsp.org or 703-838-0083 ext. 127 for additional information on the CBP exam and application process. Read More

Circulation

Pool and Spa Construction Course (PSCC) This online self-paced  course takes you through the APSP Builders Manual Circulation and Piping and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards. Target Audience: The PSCC is for novice and experienced pool builders, as well as designers who need to know more about pool and spa construction. This course is an excellent preparation for the CBP Certified Building Professional® exam. How You Will Benefit: Advance your career and earn the in demand skills employers want. Become eligible to sit for the Certified Building Professional (CBP)  exam. Earn 1.5 CEUs. What You Get With The Course: Eight weeks access to the virtual course Course Outline: Circulation Circulation and Piping Circulation Components Circulation System Design CEUs: 1.5 Course Fee: $49/member and $99/non-member.  Exam Information: To become certified as a CBP Certified Builders Professional®, you must have 5 years industry experience, have completed 24 CEUs in the past 3 years and take the CBP Exam. An additional registration form and $250 fee for the CBP exam is required. The CBP exam is 3 hours long, closed book exam with 150 multiple choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass (answering at least 113 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.  Please contact APSP at apspuniversity@apsp.org or 703-838-0083 ext. 127 for additional information on the CBP exam and application process. Read More

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Pool and Spa Construction Course (PSCC) This online self-paced  course takes you through the APSP Builders Manual and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards. The course covers all types of pool and spa water feature construction, and reviews the construction process in detail from design to pool and spa start-up. Target Audience: The PSCC is for novice and experienced pool builders, as well as designers who need to know more about pool and spa construction. This course is an excellent preparation for the CBP Certified Building Professional® exam. How You Will Benefit: Advance your career and earn the in demand skills employers want. Become eligible to sit for the Certified Building Professional (CBP)  exam. Earn 24 CEUs. What You Get With The Course: Eight weeks access to the virtual course APSP Builders Manual APSP Pool and Spa Construction Workbook Course Outline: Safety Workplace Safety Chemical Safety Electrical safety Structural Safety Business Practices Business and Finance Insurance Loss Control Preliminary Planning and Layout Layout and Staking Pool Math  Project Layout Excavation Excavating Equipment Applicable OSHA Regulations Excavation Guidelines Circulation, Filtration and Hydraulics Circulation and Piping System Requirements Filtration Filter Types Using TDH Information  Turnover and flow rate Electrical  Basic Electric Circuit Electrical Code Requirements Pool and Spa Lighting  Basic Structures Working with Concrete and Related Materials Concrete Pool and Spa Structures Fiberglass pool construction Vinyl Liner Construction Aboveground/Onground Pool  Water Features Vanishing Edge Pools Perimeter Overflow Pools Fountains Deck Work  Concrete decks Non-concrete decks Coping, Tile and Interior Surfaces Coping, Tiling, Paint Interior Finishes for Concrete Pools Accessories Chemical feeders Dehumidying, Heating, Venting and Air Handling Pool and Spa Covers Fire Elements Start-up Basic Water Chemistry Informing Your Customers About Safety CEUs: 24 Course Fee: $623/member and $773/non-member. This fee includes the additional $24 shipping and handling fee for the books.  Exam Information: To become certified as a CBP Certified Builders Professional®, you must have 5 years industry experience, have completed 24 CEUs in the past 3 years and take the CBP Exam. An additional registration form and $250 fee for the CBP exam is required. The CBP exam is 3 hours long, closed book exam with 150 multiple choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass (answering at least 113 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.  Please contact APSP at apspuniversity@apsp.org or 703-838-0083 ext. 127 for additional information on the CBP exam and application process. Read More

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Pool and Spa Construction Course (PSCC) This online self-paced  course takes you through the APSP Builders Manual and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards. The course covers all types of pool and spa water feature construction, and reviews the construction process in detail from design to pool and spa start-up. Target Audience: The PSCC is for novice and experienced pool builders, as well as designers who need to know more about pool and spa construction. This course is an excellent preparation for the CBP Certified Building Professional® exam. How You Will Benefit: Advance your career and earn the in demand skills employers want. Become eligible to sit for the Certified Building Professional (CBP)  exam. Earn 24 CEUs. What You Get With The Course: Eight weeks access to the virtual course APSP Builders Manual APSP Pool and Spa Construction Workbook Course Outline: Safety Workplace Safety Chemical Safety Electrical safety Structural Safety Business Practices Business and Finance Insurance Loss Control Preliminary Planning and Layout Layout and Staking Pool Math  Project Layout Excavation Excavating Equipment Applicable OSHA Regulations Excavation Guidelines Circulation, Filtration and Hydraulics Circulation and Piping System Requirements Filtration Filter Types Using TDH Information  Turnover and flow rate Electrical  Basic Electric Circuit Electrical Code Requirements Pool and Spa Lighting  Basic Structures Working with Concrete and Related Materials Concrete Pool and Spa Structures Fiberglass pool construction Vinyl Liner Construction Aboveground/Onground Pool  Water Features Vanishing Edge Pools Perimeter Overflow Pools Fountains Deck Work  Concrete decks Non-concrete decks Coping, Tile and Interior Surfaces Coping, Tiling, Paint Interior Finishes for Concrete Pools Accessories Chemical feeders Dehumidying, Heating, Venting and Air Handling Pool and Spa Covers Fire Elements Start-up Basic Water Chemistry Informing Your Customers About Safety CEUs: 24 Course Fee: $623/member and $773/non-member. This fee includes the additional $24 shipping and handling fee for the books.  Exam Information: To become certified as a CBP Certified Builders Professional®, you must have 5 years industry experience, have completed 24 CEUs in the past 3 years and take the CBP Exam. An additional registration form and $250 fee for the CBP exam is required. The CBP exam is 3 hours long, closed book exam with 150 multiple choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass (answering at least 113 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.  Please contact APSP at apspuniversity@apsp.org or 703-838-0083 ext. 127 for additional information on the CBP exam and application process. Read More

Excavation

Pool and Spa Construction Course (PSCC) This online self-paced  course takes you through the APSP Builders Manual Excavation Module and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards.  Target Audience: The PSCC is for novice and experienced pool builders, as well as designers who need to know more about pool and spa construction. This course is an excellent preparation for the CBP Certified Building Professional® exam. How You Will Benefit: Advance your career and earn the in demand skills employers want. Become eligible to sit for the Certified Building Professional (CBP)  exam. Earn 1.5 CEUs. What You Get With The Course: Eight weeks access to the virtual course Course Outline: Excavation Excavating Equipment Applicable OSHA Regulations Excavation Guidelines CEUs: 1.5 Course Fee: $49/member and $99/non-member. This fee includes the additional $24 shipping and handling fee for the books.  Exam Information: To become certified as a CBP Certified Builders Professional®, you must have 5 years industry experience, have completed 24 CEUs in the past 3 years and take the CBP Exam. An additional registration form and $250 fee for the CBP exam is required. The CBP exam is 3 hours long, closed book exam with 150 multiple choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass (answering at least 113 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.  Please contact APSP at apspuniversity@apsp.org or 703-838-0083 ext. 127 for additional information on the CBP exam and application process. Read More

Heater

Pool and Spa Construction Course (PSCC) This online self-paced  course takes you through the APSP Builders Manual and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards. This course covers Heaters and Optional Equipment. Target Audience: The PSCC is for novice and experienced pool builders, as well as designers who need to know more about pool and spa construction. This course is an excellent preparation for the CBP Certified Building Professional® exam. How You Will Benefit: Advance your career and earn the in demand skills employers want. Become eligible to sit for the Certified Building Professional (CBP)  exam. Earn 2.0 CEUs. What You Get With The Course: Eight weeks access to the virtual course Course Outline: Heater and Optional Equipment Dehumidying, Heating, Venting and Air Handling Chemical feeders Pool and Spa Covers Fire Elements CEUs: 2.0 Course Fee: $49/member and $99/non-member.   Exam Information: To become certified as a CBP Certified Builders Professional®, you must have 5 years industry experience, have completed 24 CEUs in the past 3 years and take the CBP Exam. An additional registration form and $250 fee for the CBP exam is required. The CBP exam is 3 hours long, closed book exam with 150 multiple choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass (answering at least 113 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.  Please contact APSP at apspuniversity@apsp.org or 703-838-0083 ext. 127 for additional information on the CBP exam and application process. Read More

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