Industry Events and Training

The goal of FPSIE is to provide education to the swimming pool and spa industry. We continue to offer many online and in-person training courses that help members in our industry grow.

Below is a list of Industry Events & Training available at FPSIE and outside of FPSIE that we would like to share with you.

Don’t see the manufacturer you’re looking for or you’re a manufacturer and would like to get your events and training added to this list? Send an email to

The calendar year – 2020

June 2020

06/12 – Webinar: Pool Construction Deep Dive Live 12:00-1:30pm –  Click Here for Details

September 2020

09/24-09/26 – Pool Industry Expo in Monterey, CA Click Here for Details 


If you would like an industry event or training added to this page, please email a request and digital flyer to



The FPSIE Education Center is having an Open House because we are moving and downsizing.  We are having a Huge Sale at 598 Display Way, Sacramento.  You may stop by during regular business hours or visit during the open house.  Contact Phil Gelhaus at (916) 541-7756 with questions and offers.


     Monday thru Thursday from 8:30am-4:30pm


All sale items are cash & carry and must go by 03/13/20 – Bring your pickup

We’ll accept Cash, Checks and Credit Cards

Donations will be accepted and are tax deductible.  FPSIE is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, Federal Tax ID #20-3270370

Clearance Items Include:

  • Display’s & props of swimming pool equipment
  • Low rise bleachers
  • Storage cabinets
  • Work benches
  • Office desk
  • File cabinets
  • Table & chairs
  • and much more

Workbench Stools

66in x 29.5in x 19in

(2) Bar Stools

Projector Screens (6)
72in x 54in







(2) Metal Shelves
36in x 65in x 15in

Big Joe Pallet Jack

Heavy Duty Office Desk (3)









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Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Courses


The National Swimming Pool Foundation’s CPO® Course is internationally recognized and provides foundational training for anyone involved with swimming pools and spas. Maintenance, staff and management; engineers; commercial pool owners; Health Department staff and management; retail staff – literally everyone involved, in any capacity, with swimming pool/spa operation, can benefit from this concentrated training. Upon successful completion of the course and passing the examination, graduates are registered as NSPF Certified Pool/Spa Operators® and are entitled to substantial benefits, some of which are:

  • 16 APSP Certification credit hours,
  • 1.8 Continuing Education
  • Units (CEU), and the right to display and advertise the CPO® designation.


The National Swimming Pool Foundation’s requires CPO® Certification to be completed either by attending a 2-day in-person classroom course or by completing a blended format which requires completion of the online Pool Operator Primer™ and a one day in-person classroom Pool Operator Fusion™ course.  Both options require an open book written examination.

FPSIE Tuition Options:

Tuition: $225 per person – Pool Operator Primer

Tuition: $164 per person – Pool Operator Fusion (Requires Pool Operator Primer Certificate of Completion)

Tuition: $289 per person – CPO® Re-certification ( Current CPO® Certification must not be expired)

Tuition: $389  per person – Choose between 2-Day Classroom or Online/Classroom Blended Training

  1. 2-Day Classroom CPO® Certification Course
  2. CPO® Certification Blended Training – Pool Operator Primer plus Pool Operator Fusion

* Inquire about association & other discount programs



Buy a Brick Sponsorship Opportunity!

Are you wanting to become a FPSIE supporter? FPSIE is offering a unique opportunity. For a $200 donation, you or your company can become a permanent fixture at FPSIE. Your donation will go a long way toward the
success of the school, but will also place an engraved brick or tile in the hallowed halls of FPSIE. As an early supporter of the new school, you’ll be recognized as a visionary of industry education for years to come.

Brick Sponsorship Form

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New Course: APSP Certified Maintenance Specialist

The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals

Certified Maintenance Specialist® Course (CMS) is internationally recognized advanced training for anyone involved with swimming pools and spas. This particular presentation of the CMS class offers  a unique opportunity for students to participate in the very first FPSIE classroom presentation of this course. As Chairman of the APSP Service Council, this “make-over” of the prior APSP Tech – I® Course has been one of  Professor FPSIE’s major projects over the past several months. He and fellow council members along with APSP staff have recorded thousands of hours of volunteer effort to make this entry level course beginner friendly yet comprehensive and fast-paced enough even for the seasoned professional attending just for certification. So, whether a complete pool/spa novice or a seasoned veteran wanting certification, this is for you.


  • $995   no association membership
  • $795   with approved industry association membership
  • $695   with APSP membership


Reservation information:

Contact: Carole Dittmer

(916) 922-8895