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EDUCATION

Unlock free continuing education as an FSPA member, including diverse courses at the Everything Under the Sun Expo and local chapter meetings, covering everything from pool operations to business management. As a recognized course provider, FSPA ensures high-quality, relevant education, vital for your growth as a pool and spa professional.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Whether you need to earn continuing education credits for licensure or just want to gain knowledge, FSPA has hundreds of courses approved by the CILB. Education courses are held with live instruction with industry professionals as the instructors. The largest course offering is held annually at the Everything Under the Sun Expo each February/March. Throughout the rest of the year, local Chapters host courses at their meetings and a day of education is offered each summer at the FSPA T.E.C. Center. Check the calendar!

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POOL & SPA SERVICE CERTIFICATION

The Swimming Pool & Spa Service Certification Course is a 60 Hour course (Including WS, WC, BP, and L&R) and helps you meet the education requirements of Florida Statue 489.111 and substitutes for three years of experience.

After successful completion of all course requirements (Passing Exam required) a certificate will be awarded to submit to the CILB with application for licensure. As part of qualification for licensure, the Applicant is required to meet required one (1) year/2000 hours of experience under the guidance of a licensed contractor.

Course # 0610552 – FPSA d/b/a FSPA CILB providership # 0000917

Course Content

  • Practical knowledge for technicians
  • Construction and design/pool finishes
  • Pool equipment
  • Hydraulics and pool systems
  • Filters
  • Pool heaters
  • Water chemistry
  • Water testing
  • Spas and hot tubs
  • General maintenance and safety
  • Customer service and sales

FSPA Member Price: $2,200 + $50 enrollment fee
Non-Member Price: $2,200 + $300 enrollment fee

Includes course manual and workbook, handouts and FP2S certificate (must pass test). Full payment is due prior to the first module, check or credit cards are accepted.

The course must be taken in its entirety as part of the FSPA pre-licensure program. Taking courses offered elsewhere will not count toward the pre-license requirement. This is not an exam prep course (it does not address the business portion of the exam, prepare you for the exam, or provide you with the books needed for the exam).

Questions? Contact us by phone at 941-952-9293 or email: Education@FSPA.com.

Upcoming Course Dates (attendance required for all four modules):

September 19 &20  |  October 3 & 4  | October 17 &18  |  October 24 & 25

FLORIDA PUBLIC POOL SPECIALIST

The Florida Public Pool Specialist course was developed by the Florida Swimming Pool Association and approved by the state of Florida Department of Health as an approved 16-hour Florida public pool service technician certification course. Certification is good for 5 years.

FPSA d/b/a Florida Swimming Pool Association, Providership #0000917
Florida Public Pool Specialist CILB #0611965, 16 Hours CE (BP, WPS)

Course Components
1. Operation principles
2. Basic calculations
3. Safety
4. Water illnesses
5. Water chemistry
6. Sanitation
7. Specialty chemicals
8. Special problems
9. Water testing
10. Circulation and filtration systems
11. Spa pools
12. Hot water chemistry

CE Credits
Florida licensed contractors can earn 16 hours of credit from the FPPS course: –14 hours General Education –1 hour Business Practice –1 hour Workplace Safety

FSPA Member Price: $300
Non-Member Price: $400

The course fee covers manual, handouts and certificates. Payment is required prior to the first day of class, check or credit cards accepted. Pricing may vary based on location. Food, travel & lodging expenses are not included and may be incurred by the student. The Association will make all efforts to keep the cost for lodging affordable for all students. Special group pricing (3 or more enrollments) is available upon request.

This course is approved by the Florida Department of Health for student certification as a Public Pool Service Technician under Chapter 514, F.S., and Chapter 64E-9, F.A.C.

Questions? Contact us by phone at 941-952-9293 or email: Education@FSPA.com.

Upcoming Course Dates:

August 10 & 17, 2024 September 19 & 20, 2024

LP GAS EDUCATION

LP Gas Master Qualifier – A Manufacturer Endorsed Program

This course covers LP gas safety and the installation, maintenance, service, and repair of LP gas systems and appliances with special considerations for swimming pool related products and systems. This class is manufacturer endorsed by Hayward Pool Products. The Certificate of Completion awarded at the completion of this course may be used to apply for the LP Gas Master Qualifier Certification with the Florida Department of Agriculture, Consumer Services Division. Completing the LP Gas Master Qualifier courses earns you a certificate which is required to sit for the exam.

Instructor: Jason Nokk, Gas Training Services

Upcoming Course Dates:

September 6, 2024

LP Gas Exam Prep

This is a prep course for the LP Category 5 license exam. This license is needed to service, install, repair and sell LP gas equipment, appliances and piping. It does not include work performed on RV Systems, LP gas containers and LP gas motor fuel system.

Instructor: Jason Nokk, Gas Training Services

Upcoming Course Dates:

September 6, 2024

LP Gas Laws & Rules

This course covers information relevant to the swimming pool industry as laid out in Chapter 527 and Chapter 5J-20 Liquefied Petroleum Gas. Florida specific laws and rules governing the service and installation of Propane and Natural Gas appliances and systems will be taught. (LP Gas – Laws – Chapter 527 / LP Gas – Rules – Chapter 5J-20). For students who have their LP Gas License.

Instructor: Jason Nokk, Gas Training Services
Credit hours: 4 (credits will be transmitted by Gas Training Services).

Upcoming Course Dates:

June 19, 2024  

LP Gas Florida Fuel Gas Code

This course covers information relevant to the swimming pool industry as laid out in Florida Statue Chapter 527 Sale of Liquified Petroleum Gas. Florida specific laws and rules governing the service and installation of Propane and Natural Gas appliances and systems. For students who have their LP Gas License.

Instructor: Jason Nokk, Gas Training Services
Credit hours: 4 (credits will be transmitted by Gas Training Services).

Upcoming Course Dates:

To be determined

LP Gas Emergency Response

This course covers properties of LP Gas, and techniques required to handle emergency situations involving LP gas leaks and fires. Several common situations discussed.

Instructor: Jason Nokk, Gas Training Services
Credit hours: 4 (credits will be transmitted by Gas Training Services).

SUMMER REFRESHER

The annual Summer Refresher is a one day only opportunity for pool pros to earn up to 7 Continuing Education credits in one sitting. Different instructors will lead each of the courses.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2024

9:00 a.m. – FBC ADV Module: 2023 Swimming Pool Updates (ADV 0614774)

10:00 a.m. – Can I Do That? (L&R 0613681)

11:00 a.m. – Managing the Cost of Risk (WPS 0610236)

12:00 p.m. – Break

1:00 p.m. – Understanding the Experience Modification Formula (WC 0613204)

2:00 p.m. – 64E-9 Health Code for Public Pools, Closure, Violations, and Remedies (GEN 0612731)

3:00 p.m. – Lockout/Tagout of Hazardous Energy (PEC 0613249)

4:00 p.m. – Hurricane Prep, Response & Resolution (BSP 0614543)

Members: FREE
Non-Members: $150

Questions? Contact us by phone at 941-952-9293 or email: Education@FSPA.com.

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*To receive free CE / education, membership must be paid in full. Members on a payment plan must complete 12 months of payments or will be back-charged for continuing education courses. Free education does not include specialty courses (i.e. FPPS, 60-hour, etc.).

FSPA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any class due to low enrollment or other circumstances beyond our control. If we cancel or reschedule a class, we will notify you via email or the phone number on file.

Registration constitutes agreement to hereby grant the FSPA permission to use your likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media in any and all of its publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration.

The instructors opinions are entirely their own and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the FSPA.

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Questions? Contact us by phone at 941-952-9293 or email: Education@FloridaPoolPro.com.

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