The National Swimming Pool Foundation is pleased to introduce a comprehensive blended training program to the aquatic industry: Advance Service Technician Course. The 45-60 hour blended online and in-class course provides knowledge on equipment installation, maintenance, repair, and more.

The Advanced Service Technician Course is designed to deliver the required knowledge and skills to pool and spa service, professionals. The student will gain an AST certification once the seven online courses are completed, a classroom session is attended, and the student passes the certification exam.

The following are the Advanced Service Technician online courses:
•    Introduction
•    Fundamentals
•    Management
•    Managing Risk
•    Workplace Safety
•    Routine Maintenance
•    Installation & Repair

NSPF says the AST blended course provides everything a residential pool and spa professional would need to know in one convenient package, from customer service to installation and repair.

NSPF has partnered with the Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA) to deliver this new training program to NESPA members in the northeastern region of the US. “The AST certification is exactly what we needed in the northeast as it gives all of our industry members an alternative certification, which is a prerequisite for our Service Contractors Licenses in Connecticut and New York,” said Lawrence Caniglia, Executive Director of NESPA.  “It is a wonderful opportunity for industry members who prefer to learn in an online format while still offering a day of in-person learning in the blended program.”

Students can also receive IACET CEUs for all courses with the Advanced Service Technician online program and classroom course. To learn more about how to earn an AST certification, please email service@nspf.org or call 719-540-9119.