Florida Contractor 60hr

The 60 Hour AST® Certification course reduces the experience requirement up to 3 years for a Certified Pool/Spa servicing contractor license.(CILB provider # 0003702 and course # 0612551)

 

Orlando, FL May 1&2, 2018

Ft. Lauderdale, FL October 18&19, 2018

 

Online & in class course fee $1100.00.

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Advanced Service Technician™ Course Overview:

Introduction – Gives an overview of the AST® Certification program.

  • Fundamentals – Delivers comprehensive education for pool and spa service technicians on water treatment procedures, including methodology for maintaining proper disinfection levels and water balance.
  • Management – Covers management training, including responsibilities associated with operating a service company, and focusing on customer service and building client relationships.
  • Managing Risk – Provides instruction on identifying hazards present in service technician work environments and risk mitigation techniques, including hazard exposure reduction.
  • Workplace Safety – Presents the importance of workplace safety and how that impacts both employees and the public, risk mitigation techniques, and helps meet OSHA compliance training.
  • Routine Maintenance – Details how to perform maintenance procedures for circulation systems, filters, chemical application systems, automatic chemical controllers, heaters, and pool cleaning systems.
  • Installation & Repair – Delivers instruction on the installation, service, and repair of circulation pumps, filters, chemical application systems, automatic controllers, heat0A
    • Fundamentals – Delivers comprehensive education for pool and spa service technicians on water treatment procedures, including methodology for maintaining proper disinfection levels and water balance.
    • Management – Covers management training, including responsibilities associated with operating a service company, and focusing on customer service and building client relationships.
    • Managing Risk – Provides instruction on identifying hazards present in service technician work environments and risk mitigation techniques, including hazard exposure reduction.
    • Workplace Safety – Presents the importance of workplace safety and how that impacts both employees and the public, risk mitigation techniques, and helps meet OSHA compliance training.
    • Routine Maintenance – Details how to perform maintenance procedures for circulation systems, filters, chemical application systems, automatic chemical controllers, heaters, and pool cleaning systems.
    • Installation & Repair – Delivers instruction on the installation, service, and repair of circulation pumps, filters, chemical application systems, automatic controllers, heaters, pool cleaning systems, and underwater lighting; along with leak detection and electrical safety.
    • Classroom Session – Teaches you through in-person instruction on different structure types, finishes, and local codes. The classroom session concludes with a comprehensive certification exam. Meets Florida 60 hour course requirements CILB# 0612551.*

 The NSPF CPO©  Training Program for

Swimming Pool Operation and Management

 What is the NSPF CPO© Program?

The National Swimming Pool Foundation’s CPO© Training Program provides training for efficient, effective, economical and safe use of swimming pools and spas.   The NSPF CPO© training program is beneficial to operators, owners, managers, service companies, public health officers or anyone who has interaction with an aquatic facility.  Operators will manage the facility more economically, efficiently and safer after taking the course and becoming certified NSPF CPO©s. 

To become a NSPF CPO©, a person must complete 14-16 hours of instruction and pass a written exam.  The NSPF CPO© training program is a national and international program widely accepted by health officials.  It is a requirement for commercial pool operators in many states and/or localities.  To date, over 75,000 NSPF CPO©s have been certified by the NSPF. 

Who is the National Swimming Pool Foundation?

The National Swimming Pool Foundation is a non-profit organization whose interest is research, education and safety in aquatics.  Recognizing the need for trained operators to manage public and commercial pool facilities, in 1974, NSPF developed the Certified Pool Operator© course.


Benefits of the NSPF CPO© Course

·         Proven educational tool

·         Widely accepted by local and state authorities

·         Covers all topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes.

·         Provides 14-16 hours of uniform instruction

·         Comprehensive textbook which can also be used as a reference tool

·         Successful completion of a written exam is required for certification

·         All courses are taught by certified NSPF CPO© instructors

·         NSPF CPO© certification is recognized nationally and internationally

General Information About the NSPF CPO© Course

·         Each student receives 14-16 hours of instruction by a certified instructor who is specifically trained to communicate the basic skills necessary to operate a pool or spa facility.  

·         The course is intensive and covers pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment, government requirements, etc.  

·         After completion of the instruction, the student must pass a written examination. 

·         Certification is valid five years, at which time a refresher course and/or a re-examination must be passed.

61G4-15.001Qualification for Certification.

(5) As an alternative to the experience required under Sections 489.111(2)(c)1.-3., F.S., an applicant for certification as a swimming pool/spa servicing contractor must submit proof that the applicant meets the requirements of Section 489.111(2)(c)6.d., F.S., by demonstrating one year of proven experience related to the scope of work of a swimming pool/spa servicing contractor as defined in Section 489.105(3)(l), F.S., performed under the supervision of a certified or registered commercial pool/spa, residential pool/spa, or pool/spa servicing contractor, and demonstrating satisfactory completion of a sixty-hour course of instruction, approved by the Board pursuant to Rule 61G4-18.004, F.A.C., and conducted by a course provider registered pursuant to Rule 61G4-18.003, F.A.C., that consists of the following:

(a) One (1) hour each of instruction covering workers’ compensation insurance, workplace safety, contracting business practices, and the pool safety equipment provisions of Chapter 515, F.S., and the Florida Building Code;

(b) Sixteen (16) hours of instruction consisting of the Certified Pool Operator Course of the National Swimming Pool Foundation or a substantially equivalent course. Training courses approved by the Department of Health pursuant to Rule 64E-9.018, F.A.C., shall be deemed substantially equivalent courses; and

(c) Forty (40) hours of instruction utilizing an up to date publication from any National recognized swimming pool association, or substantially equivalent materials, and including instruction on the following topics: Structures – Pool Structures & Finishes; Spa & Hot Tub Structures, Finishes & Equipment Packs; Circulation System – Circulation & Piping; Hydraulics – Pumps, Pump Motors & Air Blowers, Filters, Heaters, Chemical Feeders & Generators; Chemistry – Chemical Safety, Water Testing & Water Treatment; Water Treatment – Chlorine; Water Treatment – Other; Water Balance; Electrical System – Basic Electricity, Safety Requirements & Pool/Spa Electrical Equipment, Lighting, Controls, Controllers & Control Systems; Maintenance – Routine Maintenance, Season & Special Care, Covers; and Dewatering.

Rulemaking Authority 489.108 FS. Law Implemented 489.111 FS. History–New 1-6-80, Amended 12-16-80, 6-30-82, 4-11-83, Formerly 21E-15.01, Amended 12-11-90, 8-21-91, 4-16-92, Formerly 21E-15.001, Amended 7-18-94, 12-16-01, 2-6-03, 6-23-04, 1-15-07, 6-19-07,  11-26-08, 4-22-12, 1-5-17.

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

Chapter 489

CONTRACTING

SECTION 11
Licensure by examination

489.111 Licensure by examination.

(1) Any person who desires to be certified shall apply to the department in writing.
(2) A person shall be eligible for licensure by examination if the person:
(a) Is 18 years of age;
(b) Is of good moral character; and
(c) Meets eligibility requirements according to one of the following criteria:
1. Has received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited 4-year college in the appropriate field of engineering, architecture, or building construction and has 1 year of proven experience in the category in which the person seeks to qualify. For the purpose of this part, a minimum of 2,000 person-hours shall be used in determining full-time equivalency.
2. Has a total of at least 4 years of active experience as a worker who has learned the trade by serving an apprenticeship as a skilled worker who is able to command the rate of a mechanic in the particular trade or as a foreman who is in charge of a group of workers and usually is responsible to a superintendent or a contractor or his or her equivalent, provided, however, that at least 1 year of active experience shall be as a foreman.
3. Has a combination of not less than 1 year of experience as a foreman and not less than 3 years of credits for any accredited college-level courses; has a combination of not less than 1 year of experience as a skilled worker, 1 year of experience as a foreman, and not less than 2 years of credits for any accredited college-level courses; or has a combination of not less than 2 years of experience as a skilled worker, 1 year of experience as a foreman, and not less than 1 year of credits for any accredited college-level courses. All junior college or community college-level courses shall be considered accredited college-level courses.
4.a. An active certified residential contractor is eligible to take the building contractors’ examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 3 years of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.
b. An active certified residential contractor is eligible to take the general contractors’ examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 4 years of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.
c. An active certified building contractor is eligible to take the general contractors’ examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 4 years of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.
5.a. An active certified air-conditioning Class C contractor is eligible to take the air-conditioning Class B contractors’ examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 3 years of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.
b. An active certified air-conditioning Class C contractor is eligible to take the air-conditioning Class A contractors’ examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 4 years of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.
c. An active certified air-conditioning Class B contractor is eligible to take the air-conditioning Class A contractors’ examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 1 year of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.
6.a. An active certified swimming pool servicing contractor is eligible to take the residential swimming pool contractors’ examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 3 years of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.
b. An active certified swimming pool servicing contractor is eligible to take the swimming pool commercial contractors’ examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 4 years of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.
c. An active certified residential swimming pool contractor is eligible to take the commercial swimming pool contractors’ examination if he or she possesses a minimum of 1 year of proven experience in the classification in which he or she is certified.
d. An applicant is eligible to take the swimming pool/spa servicing contractors’ examination if he or she has satisfactorily completed 60 hours of instruction in courses related to the scope of work covered by that license and approved by the Construction Industry Licensing Board by rule and has at least 1 year of proven experience related to the scope of work of such a contractor.
(3)(a) The board may refuse to certify an applicant for failure to satisfy the requirement of good moral character only if:
1. There is a substantial connection between the lack of good moral character of the applicant and the professional responsibilities of a certified contractor; and
2. The finding by the board of lack of good moral character is supported by clear and convincing evidence.
(b) When an applicant is found to be unqualified for a certificate because of a lack of good moral character, the board shall furnish the applicant a statement containing the findings of the board, a complete record of the evidence upon which the determination was based, and a notice of the rights of the applicant to a rehearing and appeal.
(4) The department shall ensure that a sensitivity review committee has been established including representatives of various ethnic/minority groups. No question found by this committee to be discriminatory against any ethnic/minority group shall be included in the examination.
History.ss. 5, 17, ch. 79-200; s. 369, ch. 81-259; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 6, 20, 21, ch. 88-156; s. 12, ch. 89-162; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 480, ch. 97-103; s. 5, ch. 97-228; s. 1, ch. 2001-117; s. 7, ch. 2002-392.

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