Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) (Online)
Wednesday, May 19, to Thursday, May 20, 2021, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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.
You 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
- Maintain disinfection and water balance
- Manage water problems
- Perform troubleshooting, chemical testing, and record keeping
- Manage chemical feed
- Utilize automation and technology
Course Resource: The Certified Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook
This fundamental training and reference manual is for aquatic professionals, including operators, health officials, service technicians, retailers, property managers, and manufacturers. Industry leaders recognize this handbook as the single most important resource for the recreational water industry. Handbook features include:
- Full color throughout
- Color-coded chapter identification
- Expanded keyword index and table of contents
- Mathematical and calculation guides
Course Attendance, Examination, Recertification
Each participant must attend two days of course instruction and pass the three-hour examination with a minimum 75% grade in order to become certified.
CPO certifications are valid for five years. For complete recertification information visit www.phta.org/certification/recertify/maintain-your-certification
Instructor: Ross Rankin, CRFP, CAT, CPO , Property and Project Manager, Town of Carleton Place, Carleton Place, Ontario
NOTE: This course will be taught using Zoom. Participants need no special computer skills or set-up other than:
- setting up a personal FREE Zoom basic account
- an internet connection that should be able to provide a data download and upload minimum speeds of one Megabit per second (Mbps) or better - broadband connection is recommended.
- a computer and monitor
- a webcam, not compulsory but recommended
- a microphone
- desire to interact, network, and learn from the comfort of their home/office.
All course instruction and examination will be completed online in real time.
This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation