CMAHC Certification Process

What is a CMAHC certification?

CMAHC certification is a way to let your customers know that the services and products you provide meet strict standards to help protect people’s health and safety at public aquatic venues.

CMAHC certifies that services or products comply with the relevant or applicable standards and procedures outlined in the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), the only all-inclusive model public health code for public aquatic facilities. The certification process includes a thorough product evaluation based on the MAHC content related to the specific product or service. Aquatic services and products must meet or exceed all applicable standards in these areas to earn a CMAHC certification.

CMAHC certification is not a one-time event; the intent is to build a long-term quality control partnership. After the initial certification process, the CMAHC will re-evaluate a company’s service or product annually to ensure it continues to meet the same high standards required in the MAHC to maintain certification over time.

Services or products that earn CMAHC certification are said to be “CMAHC certified.” They display the CMAHC certification mark to show that they have been evaluated for conformance with requirements in the MAHC.

What types of aquatic services and products can be CMAHC certified?

The CMAHC certification program piloted in 2018 and awarded its first certification to an aquatic facility management product. The CMAHC plans to develop other certification processes to expand its certification program to cover:

  • Training programs for lifeguards, lifeguard supervisors, and pool operators
  • A wide range of aquatic facility maintenance and operation aids
  • Specific products that meet MAHC requirements

Which aquatic products or services are CMAHC certified?

Visit the CMAHC Certified page for a list of aquatic products and services that have been certified by the CMAHC for compliance with the MAHC.

How do I start the CMAHC certification process?

If you are interested in obtaining a CMAHC certification for your aquatic service or product, please send an e-mail to [email protected], and a CMAHC staff member will be in touch with you to discuss the process.