FSPA Announces Robust 2023 Summer Education Schedule

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The Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) unveils a 2023 summer education schedule, containing continuing education classes, LP gas courses and public pool certifications.

FSPA offers continuing education (CE) courses year-round for both members and non-members as part of the organization’s mission to advance the swimming pool and spa industry in Florida.

“This summer, our schedule is full of a variety of courses appealing to the wide variety of pool and spa professionals we service in our state,” says Elizabeth McMurray, FSPA executive director. “We are thrilled to be able to provide one of the most robust offerings of continuing education for our members and non-members to help expand both their knowledge and our industry’s reach across Florida.”

The schedule features Florida Public Pool Specialist (FPPS) certification courses in various cities across the state. Classes will be held in Jacksonville, Largo, and Fort Lauderdale to provide more opportunities for local students and professionals to attend. In addition, the Summer Refresher features a “refreshed” line-up of seven courses, all held in one day, that includes topics ranging from “Swimming Pool License Scopes of Work & Limitations” to “Employee Retention Strategies.” The Summer Refresher helps license holders earn last-minute credits prior to the RP license renewal deadline of August 31. The offering includes courses meeting the advanced module, laws and rules, pool electrical, workers’ compensation, workplace safety, and business practices requirements.

Over the summer, there are three different course types being offered:

Florida Public Pool Specialist (FPPS) Certification Courses

      • Required certification for servicing public pools and spas
      • Valid for five years upon passing examination

      LP Gas Courses

      • Satisfies LP gas licensing education requirements
      • NOT offered for CILB CE credits

      Summer Refresher

      • Includes seven hours of CE credits in one full day session
      • Offered once a year before the August 31 licensing renewal deadline enforced by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)

      The summer schedule is as follows:

      May

      LP Gas Laws & Rules (4 LP gas CE hours)

      Friday, May 26

      12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      FSPA T.E.C. Center (2555 Porter Lake Dr., Ste. 104, Sarasota, FL 34240)

      $200 FSPA Members / $250 Non-Members

      June

      Florida Public Pool Specialist (FPPS) Course

      Saturday, June 17 & Saturday, June 24

      9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (must attend both days)

      The Pool Works of Florida (9191 130th Ave. N., Largo, FL 33773)

      $300 FSPA Members / $400 Non-Members

      Florida Public Pool Specialist (FPPS) Course

      Thursday - Saturday, June 22-24

      Thursday and Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

      Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (must attend all three days)

      8608 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216

      $300 FSPA Members / $400 Non-Members

      July

      LP Gas Florida Fuel Gas Code (4 LP gas CE hours)

      Friday, July 7

      8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

      FSPA T.E.C. Center (2555 Porter Lake Dr., Ste. 104, Sarasota, FL 34240)

      $200 FSPA Members / $250 Non-Members

      Florida Public Pool Specialist (FPPS) Course

      Friday - Saturday, July 21-22

      Friday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

      Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days include a working lunch)

      HornerXpress (5755 Powerline Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309)

      Members: $300 / Non-Members: $400

      August

      FSPA Summer Refresher

      Thursday, August 17

      9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      FSPA T.E.C. Center (2555 Porter Lake Dr., Ste. 104, Sarasota, FL 34240)

      FREE for Members / $150 Non-Members

      September

      LP Gas Master Qualifier - A Manufacturer Endorsed Program endorsed by Hayward Pool Products

      Wednesday, September 6

      8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

      FSPA T.E.C. Center (2555 Porter Lake Dr., Ste. 104, Sarasota, FL 34240)

      $475 FSPA Members / $575 Non-Members

      LP Gas Exam Prep Course

      Wednesday, September 6

      1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      FSPA T.E.C. Center (2555 Porter Lake Dr., Ste. 104, Sarasota, FL 34240)

      $375 FSPA Members / $475 Non-Members

      All course registrations can be found at FSPACourses.com. For more information on FSPA’s continuing education offerings, please contact Brittany Cagle, Workforce Education Program Manager, at [email protected].

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