The Southern California Rental Housing Association, along with The Phoenix Staffing, is excited to bring you in-depth maintenance classes designed for independent owners and maintenance techs. Every class features an overview of safety practical skills you can use in the real world.

Class Venue:
The Phoenix Staffing
9117 Chesapeake Drive | San Diego, CA 92123

All classes available individually. Click on the class title below to register for individual classes or to purchase a series. Sign up for the entire series and save! Email education@socalrha.org for more information.

  • Pool Certification Series (2 classes) – $330 Members | $380 Non-Members
  • Basic Maintenance Series (6 classes) – $490 Members | $540 Non-Members
  • Advance Maintenance Series (3 classes) – $320 Members | $370 Non-Members
  • Full Maintenance Series (All 9 classes excluding pool certification series) – $835 Members | $885 Non-Members

POOL CERTIFICATION SERIES (2 Classes)

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) | Member: $190 & Non-Member: $210
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p. m.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p. m.

This course covers everything you need to know to maintain, keep your pools open and keep the health department happy. This Certified Pool Operator (CPO) course teaches individuals the knowledge and skills needed for pool and spa operations. Several states currently require CPO certification for all pool operators. The pool must be under the supervision of a person who is fully capable and will assume responsibility for compliance with all requirements relating to pool operation, maintenance, and safety. The California Health and Safety Code requires that every pool have a responsible person to take appropriate action to correct hazardous conditions at the pool. This course provides that essential training. Participants must pass a test to obtain certification.

Swimming Pool Upkeep and Maintenance | Member: $165 & Non-Member: $190
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 25, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This course covers all the ins and out of pool upkeep and maintenance. It is a perfect companion to the Certified Pool Operator course. First, we will discuss general pool safety, focusing on these areas: pool gates, decks, and overall safety equipment. Next, we will discuss how to properly test your pool’s chemical levels. We will start out with how to attain a sample and how to test for levels of chlorine, PH, and other specialty tests (Alkalinity, CYA, CH). Lastly, we will discuss the importance of records and documentation.


BASIC MAINTENANCE SERIES (6 Classes)

Basic Electrical for HVAC | Member: $75 & Non-Member: $100
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This is the beginning of the electrical side of a HVAC system with both classroom and hands-on training. The class begins with a discussion of air conditioning systems and the fundamentals of the refrigeration cycle. Next, it focuses on the four major components of an AC system, how they work, and how to maintain them. This class also covers topics like preventive maintenance (tools and techniques) and the troubleshooting skills maintenance technicians need to work on and operate the equipment typically found in a multifamily facility.

Basic Electrical for Apartments | Member: $120 & Non-Member: $145
Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. |

This class is an introduction to and an overview of electricity, how it works, and how it is measured (voltage, amperage, watts, and resistance). Ohm’s law and its applications will assist in defining and understanding troubleshooting components. The basics of electrical circuits, typical residential wiring, breakers, service box connections, grounding wires, and cable color and insulation codes will also be covered. Additional topics include safety, American wire gauge and amperage, OSHA regulations, and basic techniques of electrical troubleshooting.

Basic Appliance Repair Kitchen | Member: $120 & Non-Member: $145
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This class is an overview of the appliances found in a typical residential kitchen, including the range (gas or electric), dishwasher, and garbage disposal. The course will review the mechanical and electrical components, operations, cycles, functions, and general troubleshooting of each of these appliances. Typical design and installation principles, and a review of how to read wiring diagrams, will be a focus of this class. Hands-on training will be provided.

Basic Appliance Repair Laundry | Member: $75 & Non-Member: $100
Thursday, March 18, 2021| 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This class will provide an overview of the maintenance and repair of typical residential-grade laundry appliances, including washing machines and gas and electric dryers. The course is designed to identify the major serviceable components and maintenance procedures used to install, operate, troubleshoot, repair, and clean typical residential-grade laundry room equipment. This class will help you read wiring diagrams and use the multimeter to test parts and troubleshoot faulty components. Hands-on training will be provided.

Basic Plumbing | Member: $75 & Non-Member: $100
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This course will cover the entire plumbing system with classroom and labs, which include the water meter and pressure regulator, to the hot and cold water supply lines into the building. Also, galvanized to PEX tools used to assemble a watertight circuit are presented. Typical basin, bath, and shower fixtures, associated drains, and the tools and techniques for opening them are also covered. Troubleshooting and safety with tools, products, and processes will be discussed.

Basic HVAC Refrigeration | Member: $75 & Non-Member: $100
Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. |

This class is an introduction to refrigerant circuit components – presenting the function and applications of evaporators, condensers, compressors, and metering devices. Typical operating conditions – presenting the typical operating conditions for system components under normal conditions. Installation and maintenance – discussing the proper installation and maintenance of the refrigerant circuit components. Students should have their EPA card.


ADVANCED MAINTENANCE SERIES (3 Classes)

Advanced HVAC Electrical | Member: $125 & Non-Member: $150
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This class goes further into the HVAC electrical portion of the system. This course teaches the fundamental and advanced skills of troubleshooting residential and commercial HVAC electrical system problems. In this course, technicians learn, and practice proven diagnostic techniques that they can apply immediately back on the job. The goal is to provide technicians with both the skills and confidence to tackle any control or power electrical system malfunction. Emphasis is on using a process to rapidly discover failed components and prevent repeat failures through root cause determination. Following this logical, systematic procedure for troubleshooting electrical systems makes the job much less intimidating.

Advanced Electrical | Member: $125 & Non-Member: $150
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This class goes further and will get into the indoor breaker box as well as providing heavy troubleshooting. This class is the next step up in electrical work. This course is designed for maintenance workers looking to gain additional in-depth hands-on understanding of complex control circuits. This course is intended to be taken only after completion of the Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventive Maintenance course. Hands-on lab activities are the focus of this course. Throughout the day, participants will troubleshoot on a large variety of systems components.

Advanced Plumbing | Member: $125 | Non-Member: $150
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This class is the next step in plumbing training. We will cover heavy troubleshooting such as checking for slab leaks, water heater replacement, major drain and sewer stoppages, and functions of wastewater removal plumbing. Students learn about venting, waste and vent stacks, and the necessary protocols to do the work safely. Students learn about power tools, welding techniques and safe installation, repair, removal and testing of pipes and other plumbing fixtures. By the end of this course, students should be able to name all the tools used in the plumbing field, their purposes, and any associated safety protocols.


All classes available individually. Click on the class title above to register for individual classes or to purchase a series. Sign up for the entire series and save! Email education@socalrha.org for more information.

*Schedule for modules may vary. **Class dates are subject to change. Cancellation Policy: All ticket and class purchases, both online, via email and in-person, are FINAL. There are NO REFUNDS, CREDITS, OR EXCHANGES, even for tickets and classes purchased by mistake or at a non-member rate. Make sure that if you are a member, you log into your account to receive member pricing. Please confirm your order before payment.

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