Certified Aquatic Technician (CAT)

Certified Aquatic Technician (CAT)

Certified Aquatic Technician (CAT)

To qualify for the CAT designation you must:

    • hold “Individual Membership” in the ORFA
    • have a minimum Grade 12 education
    • have a minimum of two years full-time work experience in aquatic facility operations
    • have completed the following ORFA-approved courses with a minimum 60% passing grade (75% passing grade in the NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification Program):
      • Essentials of Swimming Pool Operations or NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification Program*
      • Aquatic Facility Operations – Beyond the Basic
      • Legal 1

All CAT holders are required to recertify every five years. CAT designation holders may recertify by way of the following options:

    • Collect and log a minimum of 50 professional development credits OR
    • Write the online CAT challenge exam


*Note: The NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification Program
has its own recertification requirements. Please refer to
https://www.nspf.org for complete information.

CAT Requisite Courses