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To assist the owners or operators of public swimming pools and spas obtain the required training, the Department has prepared a list of certification training providers and their contact information. Please contact the training provider directly for information regarding training schedules, locations, registration and fees. Below is a listing of department approved instructors and training providers.

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
211 Eisenhower Ave, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone (703) 838-0083

Kevin Tucker
Phone: (512) 417-8103
American Swimming Pool and Spa Association
1108 Little River Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone (877) pool school, 877-766-5724
Approved Online:National Licensed Aquatic Facility Technician, Duration: 14 Hours
Aquatic Training Institute (ATI) – Certified Pool Technician (CPT) Training
6340 N Eldridge Parkway Ste. N
Houston, TX 77041
Phone (800) 385-0270
Approved Online:16 Hour Course
Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) (Formerly NSPF) – Certified Pool Operator ® Training: Check their website: or contact one of the following instructors:

Kevin Tucker
Phone: (512) 417-8103

Florence Higgins
Cell: (575) 447-6474

Pool Pro: Russell Fausnaugh
Phone: (505) 369-2345

Terry Yontz
Phone: (505) 293-0575

National Recreation and Park Association
Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)
Elizabeth Gonzales
Phone: (703) 858-2186

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