CPSA Courses and Events

Upcoming Webinars

Stay tuned for upcoming educational events!

Listen to Previous Webinars

Tuesday, October 10, 2023   

CPSA Townhall: CA Water Control Board Proposed Regulations

Led By: John Norwood, Norwood & Associates, LLC

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Drowning Prevention & Pool Safety Act Compliance

Led By: Jim Blanton, HASA and John Norwood, Norwood & Associates, LLC

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Plaster Problem Troubleshooting, Start-Ups & Water Chemistry

Led By: Alan Smith, NPC and Eric Nielson, Western Pool & Spa Show

Recorded August 23, 2023

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How to Effectively Use Digital Marketing to Build & Service More Pools

Led By: Scott Reynolds, The Get Smart Group and Jessica Howard and Jeff Henriksen, Pool & Hot Tub Alliance

Recorded June 28, 2023

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Fast Friends - Swimming Pool Sales Tips from the Trade  

Led By: Fred Manno, Hayward and Scott Cohen, The Green Scene Landscaping & Swimming Pools

Recorded April 26, 2023

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Decarbonization Update

Led By: Jason Davidson, Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and John Norwood, Norwood & Associates

Recorded April 4, 2023

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Energy Efficiency in Your Pool Designs (flow, pipe sizing, pumps, hydraulics)

Featuring: Bryan Brugger and Alex Krajewski from Fluidra

Recorded February 22, 2023

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Workforce Development – The benefits of working in the pool industry. How to attract young people to the industry.

Led By: Sabeena Hickman, Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and Robert Rankin, Heritage

Recorded January 18, 2023

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Legislation That Could Destroy the Pool Industry -- Why Lobbying Matters 

Led By: John Norwood, Norwood & Associates

Recorded December 14, 2022

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Common Pool Construction Defects – Avoiding Legal Actions     

Led By: Scott Cohen, The Green Scene Landscaping & Swimming Pools; Derek Downey, LegalPools.com

Recorded November 30, 2022

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Contractors State Licensing Board -- What happens when a complaint is filed against your license? 

Featuring Cheryl Moore, CSLB

Recorded October 26, 2022

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Courses Available for Purchase

Available for members and non-members

Course: Sexual Harassment Prevention Online Course

California now requires businesses to provide both employees and managers with harassment prevention training every 2 years. Make sure all owners and employees are state compliant with required education.

Failure to comply could result in enforcement action by the State Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

25% off for CPSA members (email info@thecpsa.org to get discount code)

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Course: Wildfire Smoke Prevention Online Course

As of July 29, 2019, all employers must train and protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke. This new emergency regulation will apply to pool service companies and those who work in the pool construction business. An action plan for employers is provided at the end of the article.

All California employers are mandated to provide new workplace training and worker protection from the dangers of wildfire smoke inhalation under new emergency regulations recently adopted by CAL-OSHA.

25% off for CPSA members (email info@thecpsa.org to get discount code)

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Education and Training to Enhance Professionalism

The California Pool & Spa AssociationTM provides opportunities for its members to enhance professionalism through education. CPSA believes that its members should continue to enhance themselves professionally through continuing opportunities for education. Membership with CPSA provides state-wide access to these opportunities.


A Wide Network of Opportunity

Members have access to online and in-person training to strengthen their professional standing and relationships with consumers through better industry skills. CPSA’s wide state network gives its members access to industry manufacturers, distributors, industry associates, business owners, retailers, and more. This united network allows for an open forum for exchange of ideas and swimming pool and spa industry insight. Online forums, educational opportunity links, and access to trade shows, associations, and more provide you endless opportunities to expand your professional education.


Swimming Pool and Spa Industry-Related Topics

Members have the opportunity to find classes and trainings of interest on topics ranging from business management, proper pool maintenance with ionization, and advanced water chemistry to transporting hazardous materials and more. The California Pool & Spa AssociationTM stresses continuing education, creating professional growth in the industry.