NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®)

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

This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.