Onsite Courses

The Foundation for Pool and Spa Industry Education (FPSIE) defines Onsite Courses as courses conducted with a live instructor.  Courses are generally held at the FPSIE Education Center or at a pool/spa distribution center.  If you or your organization would like the FPSIE Education Center to conduct a course in your area, contact us with the specifics so we can discuss further.

2018-2019 Onsite Courses:

  • Aquatic Energy Auditor (AEA) – 1 Day Course
  • Basic Electricity Certification (BEC) – 1 Day Course
  • Basic Water Chemistry (BWC) – 1 Day Course
  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO) – 2 1/2 Day Course
  • Certified Aquatic Equipment Installer (CAEI) – 1 Day Course
  • Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT) – 3 Day Course
  • Pool Operator Fusion – 1 Day Course


Industry Trade Association members may qualify for substantial discounts.

Transfer/Cancellation Policy:

In the event you cannot attend a course, please contact us immediately.  A substitute student/contractor is welcome and recommended. Refunds are unavailable but you may transfer to another course at no charge up to 3 business days prior to the course.  Thereafter, a $50 cancellation fee will be assessed.


06/17/19-06/18/19 - National Swimming Pool Foundation’s CPO® Course – Tuolumne, CABlack Oak Casino Resort
  • June 17, 2019 8:00 am

        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 Continue reading→

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06/24/19-06/28/19 - Swimming Pool Career Advancement Education (SPCAE)FPSIE
  • June 24, 2019 8:00 am

How to Begin a Career Path in Aquatics As active members in the Pool and Hot Tub industry in California, our Industry struggles to find qualified workers to take on important and necessary jobs in Aquatics Business.  With the largest number of pools of any state in the US, the industry is responsible for public Continue reading→

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07/17/19 - Basic Electricity Certification Course - San Fernando, CAPEP - San Fernando
  • July 17, 2019 4:00 pm
  • Early Bird Tuition $199.00 (USD)
  • Regular Tuition $229.00 (USD)

This course is designed for anyone servicing or maintaining a swimming pool or is around any trade with electrical systems. Recognizing basic electrical functions and hazards is most important. Topics of this course include: electrical safety, basic electrical terms, theory & components; basic electrical systems; circuits & functions; and controllers. Date:  July 17, 2019 – Continue reading→

07/18/19 - Certified Aquatic Equipment Installer - San Fernando, CAPEP - San Fernando
  • July 18, 2019 9:00 am
  • Re-certification Tuition (Registrant must have taken course with us before) $149.00 (USD)
  • Regular Tuition $249.00 (USD)

Installer Certification Course Qualifies For Various California Utility Rebates Training Course:  Certified Aquatic Equipment Installer (CAEI) This certification course is intended for those who wish to participate in utility rebate programs by replacing single-speed or two-speed pumps with Variable Speed Pool (VSP) Pump.  You will learn the science and math related to VSP pumps, Continue reading→

09/19/19-09/21/19 - Pool Industry Expo
  • September 19, 2019 12:00 am
  • Tuition $389.00 (USD)

Pool Industry Expo September 19-21, 2019 Monterey, CA Register Online At: www.poolindustryexpo.com Visit the FPSIE/SMUD booth #116Continue reading→