AquaTech Receives CMAHC Certification

Starfish Aquatics Institute is proud to announce that its AquaTech program is the first pool operator training course to achieve Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code Certification.

As an innovative provider of training, certification and risk reduction programs to the international aquatic community, SAI’s clients include waterparks and waterpark resorts, municipal pools and park districts, risk management and insurance groups, YMCAs and camps, military bases, PADI retail and resort members, and more. SAI’s AquaTech Pool Operator Certification Program prepares participants to operate a pool, aquatic facility or waterpark, in adherence with U.S. and international training requirements.

“We are proud that our AquaTech program has been named CMAHC’s first certified operator training course,” says Jill E. White, founder of Starfish Aquatics Institute. “This is a testament to the program meeting and exceeding the Model Aquatic Health Code guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s, as well as AquaTech’s value to any aquatics, park or recreation professional in expanding career horizons.”

Launched in 2018, the CMAHC certification program educates the public about products and services meeting the strict, science-based standards in the CDC’s MAHC. If followed, the guidance in the MAHC may reduce the risk for disease outbreaks, drownings and chemical injuries at public aquatic facilities. The CMAHC awards certification to services or products that comply with the relevant or applicable standards in the latest MAHC edition.

CMAHC certification is not a single occurrence. Rather, the intent is to build a long-term quality control partnership. After initial certification the CMAHC re-evaluates each certified service or product annually to ensure it continues to meet the same high standards required in the MAHC to maintain certification. Services or products that earn a CMAHC certification are said to be “CMAHC certified” and may display the CMAHC certification emblem to demonstrate they have been evaluated for conformance with the requirements in the latest MAHC edition.

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