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PHTCC certifies 14 industry professionals under its education program

Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada (PHTCC) members attain certification
More than a dozen Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada (PHTCC) members recently attained certification as ‘Specialists’ and/or ‘Experts’ under the council’s Industry Trade Certification Program.

Three years after the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada (PHTCC) awarded the first individual ‘specialist’ and ‘expert’ certification recipients under its Industry Trade Certification Program, the council recently announced another 14 industry professionals have achieved certification.

The following individuals have completed the course requirements as specialists:

  • Brian Hildebrand of Ultimate Pool Service Inc.
  • Cheryl Fretz of Ponds for People Pools & Spas
  • Didier Delvil of Dr-piscine
  • Garrett Incze of GBI Pool Services
  • James Running of Sodexo
  • Jennifer Kammonen of Frisco Pools Inc.
  • Kara Redden of R & R Pools Sales & Installation
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick of R & R Pools Sales & Installation

The following individuals have successfully completed the course requirements to attain the designation of experts:

  • Andrew Hurley of Total Tech Pools & Leisure
  • Christopher Neirinck of CN Aquatics Inc.
  • Didier Delvil of Dr-piscine
  • Grant Heffron of Total Tech Pools & Leisure
  • James  Running of Sodexo
  • Jason Hevey of Magestic Pools & More
  • Kara Redden of R & R Pools Sales & Installation
  • Steven Taylor of Pool Care Ltd.
  • Trevor Clarke of Mirage Pool Services Inc.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick of R & R Pools Sales & Installation

The PHTCC’s certification program provides opportunities for members to work toward skill designations through the successful completion of a range of educational offerings. To become qualified as an ‘Aquatic Recreation Industry Specialist’ (Level One—Fundamentals) industry professionals must complete four coure courses and three elective courses.

To achieve the designation of  ‘Aquatic Recreation Industry Expert’ (Level Two—Advanced), industry professionals must complete the ‘specialist’ level, plus an additional four core courses and six elective courses (i.e. three additional beyond the ‘specialist’ level). The deadline for completion of the program has been extended to five years.

For more information on the PHTCC’s Industry Trade Certification Program, including an outline and course listings, visit http://www.poolcouncil.ca/resources/certification-program/.

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