#WAHC2018: AST Certification
Conference Special: AST® Certification
So many of us will arrive in Charleston for #WAHC2018 looking to expand our professional development toolboxes. It’s not just getting to engage with industry professionals, hearing about the latest advances, or even going home with a notebook full of new ideas you can use—WAHC presents an opportunity to expand your resume on the spot. So while you’re in Charleston, consider getting AST® Certified.
We’re confident you’ll see the value of AST Certification when you explore our certification page. In a nutshell: AST Certification means you can be relied on to anticipate the most advanced installation and repair needs, you can handle complex pools, you understand best business practices for managing a service company, and you can unpack the fundamentals of risk management on the spot—you not only have the technical savvy, but you’re a go-to pro for businesses with lots of irons in the fire.
All of which means that there’s an added value to getting AST Certified: career leverage. Seeing an AST Certification beside your name assures your clients that they’re getting expertise they can rely on. It shows your employer that you’re worth a second look for a raise or a promotion. Above all, AST Certification broadcasts your legitimacy as a pool service professional.
If you’re already in the know, #WAHC2018 is a great opportunity to gain the CEUs you need to maintain your AST Certification. And be sure to check out Paolo Benedetti and Robert Barzilay during the Advanced Service Concepts track. Their session, “Career Progression: Paving Your Career Path,” will explore how certifications like AST can provide incentives to attract a new generation of aquatic professionals.