CPO Certification Course

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CPO Certification Course


The Certified Pool/Spa Operators Training Course is the only nationally recognized program for the Commercial Pool/Spa Operator. The Pool & Hot Tub Association (PHTA) certifies those who pass the course as Certified Pool/Spa Operators (CPO). For a current list of upcoming seminars see our Course Schedule page.


The CPO seal of approval is assurance to pool/spa owners that their pool operators and maintenance staff are trained in the most advanced techniques in safety, water chemistry, maintenance and management. The course is conducted by lecturers experienced in the operation, management and design of public pool facilities.

The need for qualified operators is greater than ever. Anyone supervising the operation of any kind of pool has a life and health-guarding responsibility. They must keep the facility in good operating order and operate it efficiently and maintain the equipment. Only an individual with suitable training and experience is qualified to meet such responsibilities.

After completion of the course, a final examination will be given on the materials presented in the CPO course. Each participant must pass the exam to become a Certified Pool/Spa Operator. The text for the course is The Pool/Spa Operators Handbook, an invaluable resource and reference guide for the professional who must trouble-shoot on a broad spectrum of functional problems. All topics in The Pool/Spa Operators Handbook are written by experts with long experience in their areas of specialization.

Your course fee includes:                   

  • The CPO Handbook
  • CPO Certificate
  • CPO Wallet Card
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