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Advanced training offered to pool and spa pros before 2013 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo

Offering professional certification with training that meets the needs of the ever-changing service environment is the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) at the 2013 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in Las Vegas.

These advanced educational programs will occur prior to the Expo from Nov. 9-11 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  The show’s official sponsor, APSP’s training will cover challenging service issues with solutions that can be implemented right now, saving time, money and headaches.

“This new level of service education is carefully crafted to vault attendees who complete the classes to the top of their game in this hyper-competitive industry we live in,” said Michael Reed, director of professional development, APSP.  “In today’s fast-moving environment, it’s not enough for pool/spa service professionals to do what they did last year.  They must stay current with trends and advanced techniques.”

Led by top industry instructors, the APSP Energy Efficiency Course (EEC) is offered Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. It will help participants understand the current energy-efficiency requirements for pools and spas, outlined in the ANSI/APSP/ICC – 15 2011 American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency, which customers demand.

The APSP Certified Service Professional (CSP) is the industry’s highest level of service provider certification. The CSP course is offered Nov. 10 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take the CSP exam.  While anyone can participate in the APSP service education offerings, attendees must have five or more years of industry experience and 24 hours of continuing education credits to qualify to take the CSP exam and prep course.  The program requirements are fully outlined at www.apsp.org/csp.  Advanced registration and application is required by Oct. 1.

See related article:APSP offers educational courses at the 2013 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo.

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