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Membership Benefits

* As a Member of the Association of Aquatic Professionals you will receive a discount on registration to the Annual Conference/Institute and Trade Show as well as on any educational or webinar opportunities that are offered.

Professional Development

The aquatics industry is constantly changing. Therefore, the importance of professional development is paramount to your agency and yourself. The Association of Aquatic Professionals offers professional development opportunities to fit your needs. A full listing of all of the Association’s services and educational training opportunities is available on the website under the Annual Conference and Institute link or Educational Opportunities.

AOAP Conference, Trade Show and Institute

AOAP is committed to helping you do business better by providing a conference/trade show/institute that highlights issues affecting your agency and our industry. This event, which we hope will attract many attendees and exhibitors is designed to help you develop business strategies and grow your agency professionally.

Online Education

Earn a reputation for your professionalism, advance your career and give your agency a competitive advantage with courses and resources from the acclaimed AOAP Webinars. AOAP Webinars provide the educational tools you need at every stage of your career, and without the expenses incurred by travel and lodging.

Aquatic Liability Insurance

Qualify to apply for discounted aquatic liability insurance through our partner insurance group.

Path to Diversity

As the face of America changes, so must the face of the aquatics industry. AOAP hopes to effect positive change through education. Along with AOAP and numerous other partners and sponsors, we hope to offer scholarships, grants and the provision of education programs that encourage entrance and advancement in the field of aquatics.

Don’t forget, register early for the “7th” Annual Conference & Exposition” to be held in February 2018. The information is located under the Conference & Exposition tab.

Discounts on certain NSPF Courses

NSPF offers cutting-edge information that provides value to all aquatic professionals. Save time and money with anytime, anywhere access to over 25 interactive online courses covering topics such as risk management, emergency response planning, pool operation & safety, electrical safety, fall protection and other compliance courses.

A 20% discount is applied to selected online courses hosted by NSPF to all AOAP members.

Some courses are also available in Spanish.

Upon successful course completion, participants receive a record of completion and can submit for CEUs.

Conference Scholarships

Conference scholarships are available for members of AOAP to apply for. They cover a complimentary conference registration as well as 1 night in the conference hotel.

Life Jacket and Swim Lesson Grants

AOAP Members may apply for Life Jacket and Swim Lesson grants. $500 per agency is available for swim lesson grants and 32-50 life jackets to member agencies that apply and are chosen for these grants. We are proud to partner with The Lifeguard Store to provide AOAP Lifejackets for our grant program.

AqP Designation

One of the main goals of the Association of Aquatic Professionals is to assist in the recognition of individuals in the aquatic field as professionals. Our first step is the development of the aquatic professionals designation. Become recognized in the Aquatic Profession as a Designated Aquatic Professional (AqP). Stand out among your peers and obtain this designation through a combination of education, experience and certifications. Information on obtaining this distinguished designation will be forthcoming.

Do you want to be recognized as an Aquatic Professional within the aquatic industry? Then this designation is for you. Through a combination of education, experience and training you may be recognized as an AqP.