To qualify to apply for the AqP Designation you must have the core requirements and meet the minimum standards presented.  Your application fee will not be processed unless your core requirements are met and the application has been filled out appropriately and all required information uploaded.  If you have any questions please contact Juliene Hefter, Executive Director, AOAP at juliene@aquaticpros.org or 262-894-9772.

Applicant Information

NOTE: In order to save what information you have entered to return to this form later to continue to update your information you MUST click on the Create an account or login silver button below
 
This MUST be done in order for you to have access to your information in case you missed uploading items or need to upload additional items later.

Save & Return

Save your progress and complete this form later. (optional)

Are you a current member of the Association of Aquatic Professionals? *
If you are not a current member (memberships go March 15 - March 15 annually no matter when you join), please click on the link below to register for or renew your membership now.
 
http://www.aquaticpros.org/join-now
 

Core Requirements

Check off the core requirements that you have and then upload a copy of the certifications from those core requirements as a PDF document. Please note that these may NOT be used later on in the application process to meet additional CEU or hour requirements. *

 
Experience Requirements: Do you meet the minimum of 2 years full time or 4 years part time aquatics experience? *

 

Values Statement

I agree to make a commitment to be safety oriented and excellence driven when working in the profession of aquatics. (Please sign on the line below) *
clear

Continuing Education

Participation in the 4 required AOAP Webinars or Attendance at these 4 sessions during the AOAP Annual Conference (beginning with the 2017 Conference).

Please check the required webinars/sessions at the conference that you attended (for conference session attendance you will need to provide proof of attendance by uploading the AOAP Continuing Ed (CEU) form that you received at the conference. (each worth .1 CEU's or a total of .4 CEU's) *** These 4 sessions will be marked beginning with the 2017 Conference stating that they meet these core requirements. (you will need to attend those 4 marked sessions in order to meet this requirement) *
I attended the above courses: *

 

4 Main Categories Training (additional 2 hours or .2 CEU's in each)

I have completed an additional 2 hours (.2 CEU's in each of the following categories of training) *
Please list the total number of hours, or, CEU's that you have obtained in the core requirements *
 HoursCEU's
Programming and Staff Training
Drowning Prevention
Risk Management/Legal Liability
Leadership/Executive Development

 

Elective Continuing Education Training (18 hours or 1.8 CEU's)

I have completed an additional 18 hours (1.8 CEU's) of elective training that may consist of: (no more than .5 or 5 hours in any 1 given area below will be accepted towards the designation requirements) Marketing / Fundraising / Development Aquatic Sports Coaching/Officiating Aquatic Operations (technical) Budgeting & Financial Management Paddle Sports Training (Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP, etc.) Hazardous Materials / Chemical Training Teaching Lifeguarding/CPR (no more than 5 hours) Advanced Medical Training Publishing about Aquatic Topics Presenting Aquatic Information at state, regional or national conferences *
NOTE:  If you do not have CEU's under a specific topic area please put down 0 under CEU's are hours
*****  You may not use your pool operator certification above towards any of the below required CEU's as that is an initial requirement for the designation.
Please list the total number of hours, or, CEU's that you have obtained in the elective categories: *
 HoursCEU's
Marketing/Fundraising/Development
Aquatic Sports Coaching/Officiating
Aquatics Operations (technical)
Budgeting & Financial Management
Paddle Sports Training (Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP, etc)
Hazardous Materials/Chemical Training
Teaching Lifeguarding/CPR (no more than 5 hours)
Advanced Medical Training
Publishing about Aquatic Topics
Presenting Aquatic Information at state, regional or national conferences

 

College Education - (May Not be used to complete other requirements above and will only be used for initial designation application)

I have completed at least 60 credits in college education. *
I have completed at least 120 credits in college education. *

 

 

In Lieu of College Education

If you have not completed any college education than it is required, for your initial designation application, that you have completed an additional 4.0 CEU's (40 hours) within the electives below. - These CEU's MUST be different than the ones used above under core requirements, so, additional CEU's.  You may not use CEU's from above to meet this educational requirement.
 
If you have completed 60 college credits than you would need to obtain an additional 2.0 CEU's (20 hours) under the electives below.
 
(for an initial Certification you may go back 5 years from the application date for CEU credits)
*****  NOTE: No more than .5 CEU's or 5 hours will be accepted under any 1 category below.
Please list the total number of hours, or, CEU's that you have obtained in the elective categories (if you have obtained a minimum of 120 college credits you do not need to fill out this section:
 HoursCEU's
Marketing/Fundraising/Development
Aquatic Sports Coaching/Officiating
Aquatics Operations (technical)
Budgeting & Financial Management
Paddle Sports Training (Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP, etc)
Hazardous Materials/Chemical Training
Teaching Lifeguarding/CPR (no more than 5 hours)
Advanced Medical Training
Publishing about Aquatic Topics
Presenting Aquatic Information at state, regional or national conferences

 

Fee and Payment Information

Please mark the appropriate fee below (The designation period is 3 years) *
Visa
MasterCard
American Express
Discover

Thank you for your application.

Thank you for applying to be considered a Designated Aquatic Professional.  Our staff will review your application and get back to you with any questions or concerns that we may have.  If your application is approved and you meet all of the qualifications we will process your application fee and send you your AqP certificate and credentials.