Texas Electrical License Update

September 1, 2020- Texas Adopts the 2020 NEC (National Electric Code)-

All Pool Construction and Repairs should meet the requirements of the 2020 NEC.

 

Also- anyone preparing for their Texas Residential Appliance Installer License- (RAIL) for repair and maintenance of pool and spa electrical equipment-

Should prepare now with the 2017 NEC and plan to take and pass the exam before Sept. 1 -

or prepare using the 2020 NEC for a test date after September 1. 

Breaking news!- TDLR has postponed adoption of the 2020 NEC code until November 1, 2020

My Prep classes for the RAIL License will use the 2017 NEC through mid July- Due to Breaking News above- I will offer 2 additional RAIL classes based on the 2017 NEC code-Wednesday, August 26 and September 10. To be sure that I will have enough books- please register at least 2 weeks in advance. Then I will not teach classes until I have materials prepared for the 2020 NEC code beginning the end of October.

For currently licensed RAIL holders- 

Watch for 2020 NEC Update classes. 

Our world has changed. While maintaining safety and health we must also look forward.

 

PHTA, the organization that writes and administers the CPO (Certified Pool Operator) Program. Has released a Limited Time Option for the CPO Program to allow for Online Classes and Testing! 

Limited Time Option

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.

I will be excited to restart the schedule of in person classes, we need to be Safe. For the 100% online classes- Here is the 3 part plan-

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- ($130) This portion will be approximately 4-6 hours with a 30 minute break. 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 during some periods, 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 available online with a voucher available after you have completed the Webinar.

Step 3- Register for the Online Exam- ($30 included in the webinar above) 

You will NOT be allowed to register for the exam without completing Steps 1 & 2. With the voucher for the exam that you will receive after completing the webinar, 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.

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

HB2858 was signed by the Governor last year-
"(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 ($250/ person including ISPSC book & Handout) 3-4 hours
2. Service & Repair ($200/person including ISPSC book and Handout) 2.5-3 hours
3. Inspectors- ICC has approved this course.
4-6 hours depends on group requirements
See Quick Dates for class dates & Class Registration to register & pay for classes.

CoVid-9 Pool Updates

Webinars -Now!

  1. Texas Electrical License Prep (RAIL)

  2. ISPSC Review and Training for Pool Builders 

  3. ISPSC Review and Training for Pool Service and Maintenance

  4. Basic Electrical Theory, Safety and Testing

  5. Certified Pool Operator (CPO) (Three parts)

  6. NRPA AFO- Aquatic Facility Operator

These are Live Online Webinar classes where you will receive class materials by FedEx or download or both and you are allowed to ask questions in real time- as I teach the class.

NRPA AFO Now online

Register for a Live online NRPA AFO webinar- ($325). You must register in advance- so I can ship the books and materials for arrival to you by Wednesday, May 13.

 This webinar will be 2 days approximately 6-8 hours each day with a 30 minute break. 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 during some periods, 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 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:

  • 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 Classroom Courses:

On Hold for CoVid-19

ISPSC International Swimming Pool and Spa Code Review and Calculations Training (ISPSC) For Pool Builders-($250/person)
ISPSC International Swimming Pool and Spa Code Review and Calculations Training (ISPSC) For Pool Service-($200/person)
Texas Residential Appliance Installer License (RAIL) Preparation Classes ($450/person)
NSPF (now PHTA) Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Classes ($325/person- online is $355 total 3 parts)
NRPA Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Classes ($325/person)
APSP (Now PHTA) Professional Pool & Spa Operator (PPSO) Classes ($325/person)
APSP (Now PHTA) Pool and Spa Construction Course (PSCC) leading to CBP- Certified Building Professional after passing CBP exam.
Plus a variety of online courses

Please refer back to this website 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.

Educational Leverage, LLC  ·  P.O. Box 1372  ·  Dripping Springs, TX 78620  ·  512-417-8103  ·  Fax: 512-832-9107  ·  email: kevin.tucker2011@gmail.com

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