The Start-up Technician Certification Program is a National Plasterers Council (NPC) initiative to set forth the proper protocol for a pool's initial start-up. With this program, the NPC has established the industry's standard for the start-up and care of plastered pools across the globe. NPC Certified Technicians have verifiable industry knowledge and hands-on experience to provide a quality start-up for in-ground swimming pools and spas using the NPC-approved method taught in the Certification Class.

Members: $525  Non-Members: $675

A new or newly plastered pool requires special start-up procedures to ensure the plaster cures properly. This is an 8-hour program that will certify an individual in the National Plasterers Council industry's method of properly starting up the water chemistry and care of a newly surfaced swimming pool and/or spa. 

Why should you become an NPC Certified Start-Up Technician? 

  • Learn the proper way to start up a newly plastered swimming pool using the NPC's method 
  • Earn a new certification to promote your company and increase your offering 
  • Learn about potential problems during the start-up process and how to avoid them 
  • Gain a marketable and profitable competitive edge 
  • Learn how to utilize industry resources to help solve field issues