Watershape University

Essential Classes


Watershape University is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Watershape University complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Watershape University is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Essentials Overview

Although Watershape University currently offers over 175 different programs, only some of them are considered essential for the purpose of certifications. These programs include the prefix “Essential” and they are listed below.

Another common term used as a suffix in our program titles is “Workshop” which indicates that the class is more than just a lecture — students “learn by doing” with hands-on practical application. This could be drawing with a pencil or using a laptop to complete drawings or calculations for fluid mechanics analysis. A workshop could also include the manual use of tools to solvent-weld a pipe per Weld-On standards or troubleshooting a heater using a multimeter.

Essentials Summary

Just getting started?

Most students begin with our 3-day pool construction course.

Online On-Demand

Watershape University’s Certified Watershape Foreman (CWF) certification is recognized by the following jurisdictions for continuing education and licensing purposes:

Core Class Refresh

Would you like free access to our core online classes, including our 3-day Essential Pool Construction, 2-day Essential Fluid Engineering Workshop (with the latest worksheets!), Color Theory, Principles of Design, and others?

Watershape University provides free access to individuals that have already completed equivalent courses with other institutions. We recognize that our students often want to refresh their knowledge in specific subjects but it doesn’t make sense to repeat a paid class when there are so many other new opportunities to expand knowledge through advanced classes, our webinars, our magazine, etc.

Our Core Class Refresh program is available to authorized employees of Certified Watershape Companies (CWC). To get authorized, simply upload your complete transcript(s) from other institutions so that we can verify which courses you are eligible for. You may upload transcripts through the Portal. Please contact Charlie with any questions.