IPSSA: KNOWLEDGE THROUGH COMMUNITY
IPSSA Certification Exams
IPSSA offers free education and certification testing for our members in the following areas below, please note the study guides are highly encouraged and available for purchase in the webstore
(Member Pricing applies when logged into IPSSA.com portal).
Each exam allows for 10 attempts; you can access each exam by using the following links:
Basic Training 1 – Water Chemistry (Required within first year of membership, see below for exceptions) - focuses on water chemistry and covers: properties of water; pool types; volume calculations, standards, and measurements; water chemistry and balance; chemistry of chlorination; types of chlorine; protecting chlorine; chlorine generators, bromine, and ozone; water testing; and chemical adjustments.
Basic Training 2 – Equipment - Basic Training Part 2 focuses on equipment and covers: hydraulics, pumps and motors, filters, skimmers, fittings and valves, heaters, heat pumps and solar, plus automatic pool cleaners.
Intermediate Training - Water Chemistry focuses on water chemistry and covers: algae; more sanitizers (biguanides, UV, chlorine generators and mineral technology); ammonia, chloramines, combined chlorine, nitrates, nitrogen-containing compounds and organic contaminants; cloudy water and clarifiers; pool start-ups.
Pool Chlorination Facts – focuses on everything surrounding the use of chlorine in a pool – mastery level.
If you have questions or technical issues regarding the exams listed above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need access to the member portal to purchase study guides at member price email: email@example.com
Additional Accepted Certifications
IPSSA National will now accept certification in the following courses as acceptable requirement for membership. Each Chapter can decide if they wish to accept these certifications or continue to require all members to certify in Water Chemistry.
As before, all new members have one year to complete this requirement. If alternate certification is being used – a copy must be emailed to IPSSA National at: firstname.lastname@example.org by the Chapter President so their membership record can be noted.