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Aquatic Health – Certification Program

Every permitted public bathing facility must be maintained by a company or individual certified by the health district. The types of certification and associated responsibilities are outlined in this section.

All individual and company certifications are valid for two years from the date of issue. There are three types of certifications held by individuals:

  • pool operator
  • pool technician
  • pool technician apprentice

Technicians and technician apprentices must be associated with a certified pool company.

Qualified Operator

A qualified operator is associated with a specific property that he or she services. An operator must carry a certification card for each property that he or she is responsible for providing pool maintenance.

Knowledge must be demonstrated by passing the health district pool operator certification exam or providing a current national pool operator certification from an approved certifying agency in lieu of the exam.

A qualified operator is limited to conducting routine pool maintenance at a facility. Equipment repairs or replacements must be handled by a certified pool technician or a licensed contractor holding an A or A-10 license in the state of Nevada./p>

Certified Pool Technician Apprentice

A certified pool technician apprentice is associated with a certified pool company. He or she must work directly under a certified pool technician.

Knowledge must be demonstrated by passing the health district pool technician apprentice certification exam or providing a current national pool operator certification from an approved certifying agency in lieu of the exam.

A technician apprentice is limited to conducting routine pool maintenance at a facility under the oversight of a certified pool technician. Equipment repairs or replacements must be handled by a certified pool technician or a licensed contractor holding an A or A-10 license in the state of Nevada.

Certified Pool Technician

A certified pool technician is associated with a certified pool company. Knowledge must be demonstrated by passing the health district pool technician certification exam.

Certified Pool Company

A certified pool company must have at least one certified pool technician. The company is responsible to ensure only those individuals with the appropriate valid health district certifications perform pool services at a commercial pool. The company must equip all certified staff with the equipment necessary to perform routine pool maintenance.

Each vehicle associated with the pool company will be identified with the company name, phone number and certification number on both the right and left side of the vehicle. Characters used for this identification must not measure less than 1 Inch tall.

Each pool company is responsible for promptly posting its company signs when servicing a property. It is also responsible for removing signs when the company’s pool services cease at a given location.

Phone: (702) 759-0571

Aquatic Health Program Offices are located at the City of Las Vegas Development Services Center

 

Updated on: May 9, 2019

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