The Certified Pool & Spa Inspector® (CPI®) creates a foundation for health officials and pool operators to conduct pool and spa inspections to support the assurance of a sanitary, healthy, and safe environment for staff and patrons of public swimming pools and spas.
Through the CPI training course (certification requirement) and passing of the exam, the credential holder will have the ability to:
This self-paced online format is interactive and engaging with videos, quizzes, and exercises.
To become certified as a CPI® (Certified Pool Inspector®), you must complete the CPI course and take the CPI Exam. An additional registration form and $115 fee for the CPI Exam is required. The CPI Exam is 1 hour long, open book, with 35 multiple-choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass.
Candidates must submit a completed application at least 14 days in advance of their anticipated testing date.
At an accredited community college or university in your area. Additional proctoring fees may cost up to $40. Contact your local community colleges and libraries to find your nearest proctored testing center. You will be responsible for scheduling an appointment for testing. You will need to provide PHTA with your name, mailing address, and exam date.
Please contact PHTA at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on the CPI Exam and application process.
Application for recertification is due on or before December 31 of the year your certification expires. Failure to recertify by that time, or by the end of the 90 day grace period (April 1 of the following year), will result in a late fee being applied to your certification. Up to 1 year past your certification expiration, you will need to reapply for certification, submit proof of total continuing education hours, and pay the recertification fee and the late penalty. For questions or clarification, please contact PHTA at email@example.com or 719-540-9119.