This class offers 6 Core and 4 Category 24 credits toward PA Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator License renewal.
PRPS Member: $75
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lecture/Instruction
12:00 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lecture/Instruction
The Re-Certification Workshop is for anyone who
applies pesticides (chlorine, bactericides, etc.) to any
public or commercial swimming pool and is currently
certified. This class will focus its attention on the core
information, including introductions 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 this class will also discuss information
specific to Swimming Pools, Category 24, such as pool
calculations, water balance and testing, sanitation/oxidation, filtration, pool and hot tub safety, and pool
water contaminates. Attendees will receive 6 Core and 4 Category 24 credits.
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
What Information Will Be Covered?
• Pool Chemistry
• Pesticide Regulation and Safety
• Record Keeping and Reporting requirements
• Filtration Information
• Water Testing Instructions
• Liability and Risk Management Information
• Emergency Action Plan (Re-certification)
• Public Bathing Place Design Requirements
• Spa/Hot Tub Operation
• Fecal Incident Response and Recommendations
• Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
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