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Certification

The GENESIS career pathway for pool builders and design professionals puts your team on the right track to become masters of their trade. Through a rigorous design curriculum, this program builds upon your existing knowledge base – which translates to better pool design and increased business for your company.

What is the PHTA Certified Pool Builder and Design Professional Pathway?

The PHTA Certified Pool Builder and Design Professional Pathway is an education and certification career pathway designed to build on your foundation of knowledge so that you can become a Certified Master Pool Builder and Design Professional.

This certification sets the standards of excellence for professional builders and service professionals, providing consumers protection and confidence.

This pathway offers you a way to obtain official third-party validation of your knowledge and skills, which you can use to market yourself and your business.

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What classes are included in the pathways?

The curriculum was developed to provide you with the most comprehensive education for pool builders and designers. There are four different credentials involved in the pathway. Each level must be completed to move to the next:

 

Certified Builder Professional

CERTIFIED BUILDER
PROFESSIONAL

Requirements: GENESIS Construction School – Concrete or Vinyl Liner - Fiberglass Pools

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Certified Advanced Builder Professional

CERTIFIED ADVANCED
POOL BUILDER

Requirements: Successful mastery of CBP courses and Fluid Hydraulics for Pools & Spas

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Certified Expert

CERTIFIED EXPERT POOL BUILDER & DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

Requirements: Successful mastery of CAPB courses and Standards, Codes, and Ordinances (A Builder’s Guide to Proper Implementation); Color Theory and Its Application; Elements of Design; Architectural Styles; Drawing for Professionals

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Certified Master

CERTIFIED MASTER POOL BUILDER & DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

Requirements: Successful mastery of CEPB courses and History of Pools & Water Features; Master Design Methods; Advanced Construction

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Interested in other pool and hot tub industry certifications? Visit the PHTA Certification page.

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