Certified Pool Operator

Certified Pool Operator

Certified Pool Operator

The Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) certification program is the world's leading education and certification program for keeping pools safer and keeping them open. Over 400,000 students have been trained since 1972.


CPO certification provides individuals with the knowledge, techniques, and skills required for proper pool operations. This course is available as both a blended training program or completely virtual (completely online), and is also eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Students will learn how to:

  • Reduce risks in and around the water
  • Prevent drowning, recreational water illness, suction entrapment, evisceration, diving accidents, electrocutions, chemical hazards, and slips and falls
  • Address regulatory guidelines including local & state codes.
  • Maintain disinfection and water balance
  • Manage water problems
  • Perform troubleshooting, chemical testing, and record keeping
  • Manage chemical feed systems
  • Utilize automation and technology

As a resource, each student will receive the Certified Pool & Spa Operator Handbook. This is an invaluable reference manual for aquatic professionals, pool and spa operators, health officials, service technicians and property managers. This handbook features:
  • Full color throughout
  • Color-coded chapter identification
  • Expanded keyword index and table of contents
  • Mathematical and calculation guides

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