Certified Pool Operators

A certified pool operator is one who has taken the course to receive a certificate of completion in a course that has been given by a qualified instructor. This teaches pool operators to how to properly maintain their pool in accordance with the state regulations and industry standards”. See below for additional info about CPO.

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General Information About the CPO®Certification Program

  • The CPO certification program requires participation in either a two-day class (14-16 hours) taught by a certified instructor or the blended format that combines the online Pool Operator Primer™ and one day of the Pool Operator Fusion™ class of instruction.
  • The CPO certification program includes pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment, government requirements.
  • The CPO certification program requires an open book written examination.
  • The CPO certification is valid for five years.

  What Are the Benefits of the CPO  Certification Program?

  • Proven educational tool
  • Widely accepted by local and state authorities
  • Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes
  • Comprehensive handbook
  • All courses are taught by NSPF® certified instructors
  • The CPO certification is recognized nationally and internationally
  • Gives participants a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care and management
  • The CPO Certification program is now eligible for IACET Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

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