This section covers the necessary procedures for administration of the SPTO courses, exams and certifications.
FINAL EXAM ADMINISTRATION
PWTAG Accredited Trainer course providers shall provide final exam administration, proctoring and security procedures including:
PWTAG Accredited Trainer course providers will furnish course certificate information including:
The maximum length of validity for a qualified operator training certificate shall be 5 years. It is recommended that pool operators are reassessed annually in the work place for competence in water testing. Qualified operator training course providers shall furnish course certificate renewal information including criteria for: either re-examination with a renewal exam that meets the specifications for initial exam requirements and certificate issuance specified in this code or a refresher course with an exam that meets the specifications for the initial course, exam, and certificate requirements specified in this code.
Suspension and revocation of certificate
PWTAG Accredited Trainer course providers shall have procedures in place for the suspension or revocation of certificates. Providers may suspend or revoke an operator’s certificate based on evidence that the operator’s actions or inactions unduly created safety and health hazards. They may suspend or revoke an operator’s certificate based on evidence of cheating or obtaining the certificate under false pretences.
PWTAG may at its discretion choose to rescind a previously recognised certificate of a qualified swimming pool technical operator based upon demonstration of inadequate knowledge, poor performance, or due cause.
Registered Swimming Pool Technical Operators (SPTO)
Candidates who become SPTO qualified are entitled to become listed on a SPTO register held by PWTAG. The fee for this is £5 for 5 years and is paid by the training organisation. Registered SPTOs will be reminded prior to the end of their 5-year term that they must update the currency of their qualification. The accredited training organisation, and not PWTAG, will provide updates.