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For All of the USA

CMS class

PHTA
Certified Maintenance Specialist
Live Webinar -

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Three Fridays watch for next 2023

class

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills for pool service people that are primarily cleaning pools.

This certification is great for preparing new employees for the job

For Marketing- Show that your company is the EXPERT!

For experienced employees -

Are they doing the right things?

Do they know why?

Can they explain things to the Homeowner?

The CMS class is the first certification step- then CST and CSP!

More Training

More Professionalism!

CMS Certification Testing is separate from class.

Register with enough time for books to be shipped prior to class. 

 

This course takes you through the PHTA Service Tech Manual and gives you what you need to conform to industry standards.  

After completing this pool maintenance certification course, you will have:

  • Gained a strong understanding of safety, pool circulation and filtration, pool maintenance, and water quality

  • Learned about other important topics such as electrical systems, pool structures and finishes, heaters and controls, and customer service

  • CMS Live Webinar- $750 about 24 hours of Live class with Instructor (Kevin Tucker)

CPO Options 

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3 Options from Educational Leverage-

  1. 2 day Classroom Class - I'm sure that you will see more classes as we progress through 2023 ($395) Minimum class size 10 people.

  2. Fusion option for Classroom classes- Complete the self-paced online Pool Operator Primer course first, then attend the second day of a 2 day classroom class for review and test ($225 + $160 = $395)

  3. 100% online class- The full description is below- basically complete the Pool Operator Primer course like the Fusion option, then attend a Virtual 1 day CPO Webinar Review and Test. I offer these about every other week. ($225 + $160 = $385)

 Online Classes and Testing! 

Please be aware that if Your State Health Department sets an end date- You will certainly want to be done with class and pass the exam before that date.

Some states no longer allow the virtual CPO class- Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska, some counties in Alabama and some counties in Missouri.

Please check with your local health department before you register for class, if there is any question. 

100% Online CPO is 3 Steps

Step One -Register for the online class- Pool Operator Primer ($225)       www.educational-leverage.com/product-page/pool-operator-primer 

After the Pool Operator Primer online course is completed- You must have a Certificate of Completion-Expect the Pool Operator Course to take 8-12 hours to complete ( I have had some students take double that amount of time- so give yourself enough time to complete.)

Step 2- Register for a Live online webinar- ($160) Email me a copy of the Pool Operator Primer Certificate of Completion. This Webinar portion will be approximately 6-7 hours with a 30 minute break. Following the webinar will be the exam(3 hours) This is a very long day. For Step 2 & 3- You must have a webcam and microphone.  I must see that you are present and I must be able to watch you take the exam. If I cannot verify that I observed you take the test, then you will not be certified- regardless of your test score!

This webinar will include much important information including digitally the handouts from an in-person class, review of calculations, and review for the exam.

During the Live Online Webinar, you will be able to ask questions- either by chat or  with your microphone, by voice. 

This live Webinar will be run almost the same as a normal second day of the 2 day class. In addition to the review of the calculations and other information that you need to know for the test, there is an emphasis on the VGB act and related safety issues that are crucial for the safety of your pool.

Following the Webinar Review, the exam will be given online after you have completed the Webinar. There will only be a short break between the Webinar and the exam.

Step 3- Register for the Online Exam- (included in the webinar above) 

You will NOT be allowed to register for the exam without completing Steps 1 & 2. You will have 3 hours to take the online exam. I must be able to watch you take the exam. If I cannot verify that I observed you take the test, then you will not be certified- regardless of your test score!

When you take the online test- you will know your score as soon as you finish the test.

Total cost for the online CPO class- $225 + $160= $385 - you must pass the exam.

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NRPA AFO
In-person and online

Texas Electrical License Update

September 1, 2023- Texas Will Adopt the 2023 NEC (National Electric Code)-

At that time, All Pool Construction and Repairs should meet the requirements of the 2023 NEC.

Update! October 1, 2023

The RAIL Exam will go to the 2023 NEC

My Prep classes for the RAIL License now use the 2020 NEC. I will end RAIL classes based on the 2020 NEC code in July. I expect to start new RAIL Prep classes based on the 2023 NEC code beginning August 14, 2023. I offer the Virtual Live Webinar RAIL class every 2 weeks or so.

For currently licensed RAIL holders-

Watch for 2023 NEC Update classes.

2023 NEC Code Update
classes are scheduled!! First Update class-
August 18 !!

Texas Adopts 2018 ISPSC for Pool Construction, Remodeling AND Repairs- September 1, 2020

HB2858 was signed by the Governor -
"(b) To protect the public health, safety, and welfare, the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, as it existed on May 1, 2019, is adopted as the municipal swimming pool and spa code in this state." (Click here to see HB2858)
ISPSC 2018
[A] 102.4 Additions, alterations or repairs. Additions, alterations, renovations or repairs to any pool, spa or related system shall conform to that required for a new system .....

I offer 3 live Webinar classes for orientation to this ISPSC code-
1. Pool Builders ($350/ person including ISPSC book & Handout) 3-4 hours
2. Service & Repair ($300/person including ISPSC book and Handout) 3+ hours
3. Inspectors and Builders- ICC/PHTA have an approved course. This is 6 hour Course is scheduled through PHTA.  In the Austin area,
if you would like to do 3rd Party Inspections,
The 6 hour course is the one that you need.

Contact PHTA to register for the 6 hour course-
contact me for Private classes for large groups.
See Quick Dates for class dates &
Class Registration to register & pay for classes.

In- Person class scheduled for your group- please call. Or-Register for a Live online NRPA AFO webinar- ($395). Watch for upcoming classes.

You must register in advance.

 Either class will be 2 days approximately 6-8 hours each day.

For the in-person class, we will take about 45 minutes for lunch break and a couple of 10 minute breaks each day.

For the webinar, we will have a 30 minute break and a couple of 5 minute breaks each day. You must have a webcam and microphone.  I must see that you are present and I must be able to watch you take the exam. If I cannot verify that I observed you take the class and complete test, then you will not be certified- regardless of your test score!

This webinar will include much important information including digitally the handouts from an in-person class, review of calculations, and review for the exam.

During the Live online webinar, you will be able to ask questions- either by chat or with your microphone by voice. 

This live Webinar will be run almost the same as a normal 2 day class. In addition to the review of the calculations and other information that you need to know for the test, there is an emphasis on the VGB Act and related safety issues that are crucial for the safety of your pool.

Following the Webinar Review, the exam will be available online at the end of the second day in a third Zoom meeting available after you have completed the 2 day Webinar.

Watch for Upcoming Webinars

I have had many requests for additional courses and topics. 

Please watch for additional workshops and courses including:

  • PHTA Certified Maintenance Specialist 

  • PHTA Certified Service Technician

  • Backyard Pool and Spa Safety Checklist Orientation Classes

  • Basic Electricity

  • Hydraulics and Plumbing for Service and Maintenance

  • Water Chemistry Beyond the Basics

And a variety of topics to help you run a more profitable business.

Current Courses:

These are the current classes.

ISPSC International Swimming Pool and Spa Code Review and Calculations Training (ISPSC) For Pool Builders-($350/person)

ISPSC International Swimming Pool and Spa Code Review and Calculations Training (ISPSC) For Pool Service-($300/person)

Texas Residential Appliance Installer License (RAIL) Preparation Classes (In-Person $650 & Live Webinar $600/person)

NSPF (now PHTA) Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Classes (online self-paced plus live webinar and exam-$385 total 3 parts)

NSPF (now PHTA) Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Classes In-Person $395

NRPA Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Classes ($395/person)


PHTA CMS- Certified Maintenance Specialist Course (3 days)

Coming in the Fall- 
PHTA CST- Certified Service Technician Course (3 days)
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Class Tuition Reimbursement

from IPSSA!

Classes taken through Educational Leverage, LLC may qualify for reimbursement through IPSSA’s Education Fund. Once a qualified course is passed, applicants have 90 days to submit the information to the IPSSA Education Committee for review and approval. Classes can be reimbursed up to $200 and Individuals can apply for this benefit 2x per calendar year. For full program guidelines and application instruction click here: IPSSA Education Fund

Please refer back to this website www.Educational-Leverage.com for course and calendar updates.
If you would like to receive emails for upcoming training events,
please enter your email at the bottom of this page or send Kevin a quick email-Kevin Tucker - Kevin.Tucker2011@gmail.com Please include your city and state. I try to email to specific areas- Trying to avoid spam.

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