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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announces its winter lineup of live virtual, in-person and online self-paced courses for individuals in the aquatic field.
"We have the training and professional certification courses for every level of experience and every budget," says APSP Director of Education Maria O'Hara. "Our winter course lineup gives students the flexibility they need in terms of timing and location."
The list of classes includes: Live Virtual Courses:PSCC Pool & Spa Construction Course: February 13, 15, 17, 20, 22 and 24Retail Bootcamp: February 14 and 16CBP Prep Course: February 27 and 28Cracking the CBP Exam: February 28Cracking the CST Exam: March 15CMS Certified Maintenance Specialist: March 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 and 31Cracking the CMS Exam: April 4
Regional In-Person Courses:APSP Georgia Tech School | February 13-18 | Atlanta, GeorgiaCST Certified Service Technician: March 6-8 | Tempe, ArizonaCMS at Ethan Allen Hotel | March 6-9 | Danbury, ConnecticutCBP Prep Course: March 9-10 | Tempe, Arizona
Online Self-Paced Courses:PSCC Pool & Spa Construction CourseCracking the CST ExamCracking the CBP ExamCBP Prep CourseCMS Certified Maintenance SpecialistCracking the CMS ExamPool & Spa Inspection SeminarCHTT Certified Hot Tub TechnicianCST Certified Service TechnicianImproving Your Bottom Line with Project ManagementRetail Operations Bootcamp
Students who successfully complete the courses will have the option to take their exam at a local PSI computerized testing center. "With computerized testing, students get immediate results as well as strength and weakness reports," said O'Hara. Traditional testing will also be available with results in about three weeks. For more information or to register, contact Tessa Ayala at 571-527-4462 or visit APSPUniversity.org.
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has named Sabeena Hickman as the organization's new president, chief executive officer and staff liaison to the board of directors. Hickman, who most recently served as the CEO of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, brings 20 years of association experience to her new role. She will start September 3. Lawrence Caniglia, current president and CEO, will continue in an advisory role to aid in the transition.
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