Inspection Toolkit: Training

Key points

Environmental health professionals: take our training for healthier and safer pools through stronger inspection skills. Based on CDC's 2016 Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), this online training addresses aquatic facility systems and walks through a pool inspection using the MAHC inspection form.

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  1. Visit the training page.
  2. Create a free account (or log in if you already have one).
  3. Enroll in the training.

Training scope

The training includes a guided walk-through of a pool inspection using the MAHC inspection form. It also addresses the various elements and systems of aquatic facilities.

The lessons can be taken in any order, but taking them in order follows the inspection form and can enhance learning:

  1. Introduction to the MAHC
  2. Recirculation systems
  3. Filtration systems
  4. Water disinfection
  5. Pool/spa area
  6. Water chemicals
  7. Equipment room
  8. Hygiene facilities
  9. Records room and general

Training benefits

  • Improve pool inspections in your community by better understanding and applying the MAHC and the MAHC inspection form.
  • Take the courses you want when you want with this free and flexible training.
  • Continuing education units (CEUs) are available from the National Environmental Health Association upon completing the lessons and final evaluation (optional).


For pilot testers, the average time to finish a lesson ranged from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Pilot testers completed all nine modules in about 6-8 hours.

More information

Visit the training page to create an account and register.

Find inspection form resources based on the MAHC.