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 certification 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 NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook - 2012 Edition, has been updated to include the most current information available, including the addition of metric calculations, Virginia Graeme Baker Act and Risk Management.
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 and property managers. The training these instructors provide has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.
The CPO© certification program requires participation in either a two day class (14-16 hours) of information from the NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook (provided) and local codes taught by an NSPF certified instructor.
The CPO© certification program includes pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment and government requirements.
The CPO© certification program requires an open book written examination and upon passing is valid for five years.
THE BENEFITS OF THE NATIONAL SWIMMING POOL FOUNDATIONS CERTIFIED POOL OPERATOR COURSE ARE:
The course is a proven educational tool.
Local and state authorities support and accept the CPO® course.
It covers all topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local/state codes.
It provides 16 hours of uniform instruction.
The text is comprehensive and should also be used as a reference book.
All Certified Pool Operators must pass the open book examination.
Only Certified Instructors may administer the course.
CPO's® are recognized Nationally and Internationally.
A program can easily be set up in your state or locality.