BECOME AN SPSA PROVIDER TO OFFER PO CHALLENGE COURSE

BECOME AN SPSA PROVIDER TO OFFER PO CHALLENGE COURSE

  • $750.00
Tax included.


The Swimming Pool and Spa Association become one of the top certifying PO agencies nationwide. After you pay the annual Provider Agreement fee, we would send you links to reference materials that your students will need to be familiarized with. Once they are ready they will need to take the proctored online exam under your direct supervision. Rosters will be automatically turned in online upon course completion, and we will process the certifications the very same day. The provider will also receive a pdf file snapshot of each card and the student information will be placed on the national verification site at https://www.universalcertification.org the same day of completion.

All groups of 10 or more cards will be Federal Express the same day at no additional cost with a tracking number. All others will be processed and placed in the mail the next business day.  By becoming a provider the student fees will be reduced from $250 per student to only $75 per student.

It is the responsibility of the provider to ensure the candidates have access to a computer or tablet at the provider’s location. This can be accomplished by either allowing the candidate to bring their personal computer, tablet, cell phone or one is supplied by the provider. Group testing is allowed as long as each individual has his or her own ability to access the online exam. 

No advance notice of testing is required, and the certification cards will be processed the same day of receipt of the exam results. The successful grade will automatically be emailed to SPSA to process the certification cards. Upon receipt of the student's results, an email will be sent to both the provider and student’s email address with an attachment of a copy of their actual certification card. In addition, a waterproof wallet card will be sent directly to the provider’s address the very next mailing day. Both certifications may be used as proof of completing the Swimming Pool and Spa Association PO Challenge Certification program and will be valid for a term of three years. 

The exam is a timed 50-question multiple-choice test that candidates may take up to one hour to complete. The proctor must ensure that the candidates take the exam on their own, are not given any answers or direct help during the term of the exam, and do not use any notes, reference guides, or online material. The exam is closed book and no one can assist a candidate by giving him or her specific answers during the exam. 

Candidates must pass with a grade of 70 or higher in order to receive their swimming pool operator’s certificate. If candidates do not pass, there will be no charge for the exam, but they must wait at least 24 hours before trying to take the exam again. The exam is offered only in English, and no reference to language dictionaries is allowed. 

The tester will need to show proper photo ID, such as a driver's license, school ID, passport, or similar photo ID, to the proctor, and candidates must be 16 years of age or older to take the exam. 

If any provision(s) of this Agreement shall be determined to be void, ambiguous, or unenforceable, the same shall be stricken from this Agreement and in no way shall affect other provisions of, or the validity or enforceability of this Agreement. The Parties understand that the contents of this Agreement are confidential, and that disclosure of it to any third party could be detrimental to the interests of one or both Parties. Therefore, the Parties agree not to disclose the terms of this Agreement, without the prior written permission of the other party, other than to business advisors, legal and financial representatives. 

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties and cannot be altered or modified except by an agreement in writing signed by both parties. Upon its execution, this Agreement shall supersede all earlier negotiations, understandings and agreements, whether oral or written, and such prior agreements shall thereupon be null and void and without further legal effect. 

The Provider shall indemnify and hold the Swimming Pool and Spa Association, Inc. and each of its directors, officers, employees, agents and Affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings, losses, damages and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys', consultants' and experts' fees) (collectively, "Claims") arising out of or relating to any inaccuracy or breach of ALA's representations, warranties, covenants or any claim or action for products liability, personal injury, death or other cause of action arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including actions based upon negligence of ALA under this Agreement. The Provider shall maintain at its own expense a comprehensive general and liability insurance with aggregate limits no less than $1,000,000. 

If any term, covenant, condition or provision of this Agreement or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, shall to any extent be held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, the remainder of this Agreement, or application of such a term or provision for a person or circumstance other than to those as to which it is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, shall not be affected thereby, and each term, covenant, condition or provision of this Agreement shall be valid and shall be enforced to the fullest extent provided by law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia. 

At any time, without notice, for any or no reason, the Swimming Pool and Spa Association, Inc., reserve the rights to refuse service to anyone, to modify and discontinue any portion or all of this agreement, and to restrict, suspend and terminate this authorize provider agreement

If you have any questions, we ask that you email at poolandspaassociation@yahoo.com.