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How to Become a Pool Inspector
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How to be Listed on NPC's Interior Pool Finish  Inspector Referral Page


Recommended Curriculum & Materials

Individuals seeking to be listed on NPC’s Pool Inspector Referral Page must complete the online application that provides personal contact information, must have five (5) years of industry experience, and a list of which NPC recommended classes the applicant has taken and passed, and a list of which of the NPC recommended reference materials.  Additionally, to be listed, the applicant must be an NPC member in good standing, and agree to adhere to common industry standards and the guidelines in the NPC Technical Manual.

Recommended Reference Materials          

Recommended Classes

NPC 9th edition Technical Manual


IPSSA Basic Training Manual, 2016 edition

IPSSA Intermediate Training Manual,2017 edition   

Inspection Reporting Writing Class

NPC Technical Bulletins 1-6

Diagnosing Pool Interior Finishes Class

PHTA / ANSI / ICC / NPC - 12, 2016 edition

NPC Start-Up Certification or Re-Certification

PHTA Service Manual, 5th edition

Pool Chemistry Certification Residential Class

PHTA Builders Manual, 4th edition


Pool Chemistry for Residential Pools (recently combined to include the Basic and Intermediate Training Manuals)



For those looking to become listed on NPC's pool inspector referral page, you will need to complete the Pool Inspector Application

Your documentation and application will be reviewed by the NPC and you will be contacted after review. Be sure to include all of your contact information so upon approval we can list you right away!

The NPC would like to thank you for your interest in our Inspector Program and your dedication to the pool industry. Should we have any questions about your application, we will contact you by e-mail or phone. 


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Please contact the NPC with any questions at or call 847-416-7272.