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2018 Spring Swimming Pool 101 Workshop and Exam - Mechanicsburg
This is an in-depth pool management course for individuals not currently certified, who are preparing to take the PA Dept of Agriculture Core and Category 24 pesticide applicator exams.
Swimming Pool 101 Workshop Only
PRPS Member: $155
Category 24: $15 (closed book)
Core Exam: $60 (closed book)
Course Schedule (Day 1)
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Lecture/Instruction
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Lecture/Instruction
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Questions/Evaluation
Exam Schedule (Day 2)
Core and Category 24
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Exams (CLOSED BOOK)
The Swimming Pool Management 101 Workshop is for individuals not currently certified, who are preparing to take the core and category 24 exams. It has been designed to provide in-depth pool management instruction as well as the information needed to sit for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Pesticide Exams. To become a Certified Pesticide Applicator, one must take and pass a core written examination and a category-specific exam ( i.e., swimming pools, lawn and turf, etc.). Both exams are closed book.
This workshop will focus on the core information including, but not limited to introduction to pesticides, federal and state laws, pesticide safety, toxicity, health issues and emergencies, along with pesticide formulations label content, and environmental effects. The content of the class will also discuss information specific to swimming pools, such as pool calculations, water balance and testing, sanitation/oxidation, filtration, and pool and hot tub safety.
*** Price includes books valued at $70!
PA Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual
Swimming Pool Maintenance and Pest Management (Category 24)
The Core and Category 24 exams are CLOSED BOOK!
The Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam will be administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The exam will be given in the morning on the second day of the Pool 101 Workshop as long as 10 or more individuals register for the exam. The test is two parts; the Core exam and the Category 24 (Swimming Pools). These two exams (the Core and at least one Category) must be passed within 180 days of one another for certification of the individual. The exam can also be taken at Regional PA Department of Agriculture Offices.
Who Should Attend?
Pool managers, lifeguards, hotel and motel maintenance staff, campground owners, school maintenance staff, aquatic directors, summer camp and day camp pool operators, YMCA/YWCA, employees, or any other person responsible for applying chemicals to a swimming pool.
Why you Should Attend?
Pesticides are important tools for controlling organisms that can harm our pools. As with any tool, their misuse can pose a threat to human health and environmental quality. It’s important to know how to properly treat our pools, store and handle all chemicals not only to keep our pools safe, but ourselves and others around us.
What Information Will Be Covered?
Pesticide Regulation and Safety
Record Keeping and Reporting requirements
Water Testing Instructions
Lifeguard Recruiting, Retention, and Training Information
Liability and Risk Management Information
Public Bathing Place Design Requirements
Spa/Hot Tub Operation
Fecal Incident Response and Recommendations
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
Information on Healthy Swimming
Cancellation and Refund Policy
PRPS will refund your registration, less a $25 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in writing before course materials are shipped (note: PRPS ships course materials as soon as they are received and cannot guarantee shipping dates). No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring less than 10 business days prior to an event. Substitute attendees are welcomed in lieu of cancellations; please contact the PRPS office to arrange this.
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2: Select registration option
3: Add session selections to your itinerary under "Program"
4: Proceed to checkout to complete transaction
4/11/2018 8:30 AM - 4/12/2018 12:30 PM
Trails and Trees Environmental Center 1731 South York St. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Swimming Pool 101 Instruction
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, 12 April 2018
Category 24 Exam
Category 24 Exam Fee
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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