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What is the Certified Pool Operator Program?


CPO Certification courses are designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. The Certified Pool-Spa Operator® program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 200,000 successful CPO® certifications in 44 countries. The CPO® certification program is widely accepted by health departments. The CPO® Handbook, 2007 Edition, has been updated to include the most current information available, including the addition of metric calculations. Instructors receive comprehensive training and certification to teach the CPO® certification program. These instructors represent every segment in the aquatic industry including operators, health officials, service professionals, builders, manufacturers, property managers, retailers, and academicians. The training these instructors provide has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.


What does the CPO course cover?

  • Pool and Spa Codes and Regulations

  • Liability and Risk Management

  • Filtration, Circulation and Equipment

  • Water Chemistry and Testing

  • Spas and Warm Water Pools

  • Maintenance and Operation

  • Care of Seasonal Pools

  • Energy Conservation

  • Disease and Accident Prevention


How much does it cost?

The fee for the 2 day course is only $350 and includes the Handbook and Certification. More class info and map will be mailed to you once we receive your paid registration.


Make checks out to Commercial Swim Management.

Fee must be received no later than one week prior to class date. Late registration is available for an additional $40. If you have any questions, please call 512-244-7946


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