Certified Pool & Spa Operator (CPO) Certification Program

Course Overview

CPO® Certification provides individuals with the knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. CPO® Certification, the world's leading verifiable pool and spa training credential, is available as a blended training program. The CPO® Certification program is also eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Obtaining this certification will allow you to be a leader in the aquatic industry. CPO®’s give students power to handle pool chemistry, general maintenance and government regulations.

CPO Certification. Certification is valid for 5 years. Course OptionsThe CPO® Certification program requires participation in the blended format that combines the online Pool Operator Primer™ and one day of the Pool Operator Fusion™ in-person class of instruction. An open book written examination is required and proctored.

Bonus Students have access to the Pool Operator Primer™ online course for six months giving them the opportunity to review the material many times.

    CPO® Certification Program Benefits

  • Proven educational tool
  • Widely accepted by local and state authorities
  • Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes
  • Includes a comprehensive handbook that is updated regularly
  • Taught by NSPF® Certified Instructors
  • Recognized nationally and internationally
  • Gives participants a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care, management and risk reduction
  • Eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


Students must score a minimum of 80% on the written test. Participants must be on-time, and attend ALL class sessions.

Course Manual:

Each participant will be given a Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook.

Attendance Policy:

We do NOT schedule make up classes. In all of our courses, all scheduled class sessions must be attended. If a class is missed, you must enroll in another course, pay the full course fee again, and take the entire course over again. There will be no refunds for participants who miss class or are absent for more than one hour cumulative over the entire course length. It is your responsibility to check your own schedule to be sure you are able to attend all class dates and times.
Pool Professionals reserves the right to dismiss any participant. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. This course is intended to educate and instill professional rescue skills. As such, each participant is expected to act in a professional manner and not detract from the learning of any other participant.


We will take a 30-45 minute lunch break on all full day courses. Students have the option of bringing their lunch or leaving the facility for lunch. There are restaurants near the office.

What to Bring:

Pencils, paper, calculator and highlighter.

Non-Refundable Fee Acknowledgement:

You are paying for a seat in this course, and it is guaranteed. This course has a limit to how many participants can be certified at one time, and therefore you are guaranteed a seat in this course upon payment and excluding anyone else from registering in your spot. This guaranteed seat is non-refundable. You can cancel your registration and take the course at another time, but you cannot collect a refund for your seat in any course at any time.
Pool Professionals reserves the right to cancel any course, due to low enrollment and will in the case of low-enrollment issue refunds to participants or attempt to reschedule participants in a future course if possible.
Please be certain that you want to take the class before you register. If you cannot meet the prerequisites for the course, you will not be entitled to a refund of your class fees.

Course Fees

$300.00 for all certification Participats