NSPF Releases Advanced Service Technician

New NSPF® Certification for Pool & Spa Service Professionals

AST Book CoverColorado Springs, COLORADO, February 23, 2017 - The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) is pleased to introduce a comprehensive blended training program to the aquatic industry: Advanced Service Technician™ Course. The NSPF product development team has been hard at work to create a 45-60 hour blended online and in-class course that 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:AST Logo

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Management
  • Managing Risk
  • Workplace Safety
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Installation & Repair

The Advanced Service Technician™ blended course has the opportunity to revolutionize the aquatic industry. It 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,” began 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.

About the National Swimming Pool Foundation®
We believe everything we do helps people live healthier lives. Whether it’s encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, or keeping pools open, we believe we can make a difference. NSPF® offers products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. In 2012, we launched the Step Into Swim™ Campaign, a 10-year initiative to create one million more swimmers. In 2016, to further their mission, NSPF combined forces with Genesis, an educational leader for builders of residential pools and spas. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Colorado Springs, CO., proceeds go to fund research and to help create swimmers. The National Swimming Pool Foundation has been keeping pools safe and open since 1965. Visit nspf.org, genesis3.com, or call 719-540-9119 to learn more.

 

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