Certified Pool Operator (CPO)

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Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Courses

This Certified Pool Operator (CPO) course teaches individuals the basic knowledge and skills needed for pool and spa operations. A number of states currently require CPO certification for all pool operators, and many more are considering adding the requirement. Even in states where the requirement does not exist, CPO certification enables the pool operator to manage pools more safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively. The course typically takes two consecutive days to complete, and a certification test administered at the conclusion of the course.

This course will cover public bathing codes, water chemistry, filtration and circulation, seasonal pool care, pool management strategies and requirements, energy management, calculations and testing pool water and making adjustments, maintenance and operational problems, renovating and modernization of pool facilities, and disease and accident prevention.

Upon successful completion of this comprehensive course and exam, the participant will be CPO certified in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for a period of five years.

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4.9   reviews average 57 reviews
  • Nationally-recognized Pool Operator Certification (CPO) training
  • Certified  instructors with real-world experience
  • Course manual
  • CPO Certification Exam
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NJ - Keyport Details
TX - New Braunfels Details
NY - Staten Island Details
PA - Philadelphia Details
DE - Georgetown Details
DE - Dover Details
PA - Philadelphia Details
FL - Coconut Creek Details
FL - Ft. Myers Details
FL - Davie Details
NY - Staten Island Details
NJ - Point Pleasant Beach Details
NJ - Glassboro Details
DE - Georgetown Details
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FL - Coconut Creek Details
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NJ - Glassboro Details
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NY - Staten Island Details
FL - Davie Details
PA - Philadelphia Details
DE - Georgetown Details
NJ - Glassboro Details
DE - Dover Details
NY - Staten Island Details
FL - Coconut Creek Details
FL - Naples Details
NJ - Point Pleasant Beach Details
FL - Davie Details
PA - Philadelphia Details
FL - Naples Details
NJ - Glassboro Details
DE - Georgetown Details
DE - Dover Details
NJ - Point Pleasant Beach Details
NY - Staten Island Details
PA - Philadelphia Details
FL - Coconut Creek Details
FL - Davie Details
DE - Georgetown Details
DE - Dover Details
FL - Coconut Creek Details
NY - Staten Island Details
PA - Philadelphia Details
NJ - Point Pleasant Beach Details
DE - Georgetown Details
DE - Dover Details
NY - Staten Island Details
Below are the most recent student reviews for previous Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Courses.
Average rating: Average Rating stars out of 5 stars ( 4.9 out of 5 stars - 57 student reviews)


Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userScott R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 19, 2018
The course was fantastic. The instructor did an excellent job of teaching the materials along with bringing in "real-life"... The course was fantastic. The instructor did an excellent job of teaching the materials along with bringing in "real-life" examples of things out in the field today. Would recommend this course to anyone that works in the Pool Industry (Parks and Recreation, Summer Camps, Municipals, Etc.).
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userKevin C.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 10, 2018
Class was very informative. The instructor kept the class engaged. Would definitely recommend this class. Class was very informative. The instructor kept the class engaged. Would definitely recommend this class.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRyan L S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2018
A supremely qualified and competent instructor. His years of experience in the industry, as well as in teaching CPO courses,... A supremely qualified and competent instructor. His years of experience in the industry, as well as in teaching CPO courses, give him both practical experience and an exhaustive knowledge of the subject matter. His willingness to impart what he knows and to seek the success of his students is readily apparent. I highly recommend him as an instructor and will refer my own acquaintances to him for training in this field. 
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userjoe a.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 12, 2018
Class was excellent and very informative. Class was excellent and very informative.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userPeter L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 11, 2018
Unbelievable class. It well organized and probably the best instructor I have ever seen! Unbelievable class. It well organized and probably the best instructor I have ever seen!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userTaylor C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 11, 2018
Good! Good!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJon T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 11, 2018
The instructor's years of experience helped make the material very easy to digest and understand. He did a great job reviewing... The instructor's years of experience helped make the material very easy to digest and understand. He did a great job reviewing the materials and making sure we were prepared not only for the test but to put the information into practice.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userAlejandro G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 5, 2018
The instructor demonstrated a lot of knowledge and experience. He kept me awake and active following instructions. This training... The instructor demonstrated a lot of knowledge and experience. He kept me awake and active following instructions. This training was the best I've ever had. Thank you!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userLuis M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 27, 2018
Great information that will actually help us! I can’t wait to take the CPB course now! Great information that will actually help us! I can’t wait to take the CPB course now!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJames R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 27, 2018
Great class with an even better instructor. Great class with an even better instructor.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userGuillermo M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 19, 2018
Incredible and patient instructor. Incredible and patient instructor.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userLawrence Wm. S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 15, 2018
Very good class. I learned everything I needed to pass the test and further my career. Very good class. I learned everything I needed to pass the test and further my career.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJohn D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on August 24, 2018
Great class! Very detailed and knowledgeable. Great class! Very detailed and knowledgeable.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userFrancisco R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on August 13, 2018
The instructor was great. Very informative, patient and I would love to take another course with him. The instructor was great. Very informative, patient and I would love to take another course with him.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userMohammed A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 28, 2018
Excellent instructor and training course which did add more valuable information to our knowledge. Excellent instructor and training course which did add more valuable information to our knowledge.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userArthur W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 28, 2018
Instructor was very knowledgeable and did a great job of holding the attention of the class. Instructor was very knowledgeable and did a great job of holding the attention of the class.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userSunilkumar P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 27, 2018
Very nice teaching and excellent learning. The instructor went slowly and nicely. Thank you so much! Very nice teaching and excellent learning. The instructor went slowly and nicely. Thank you so much!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRobert H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
The instructor did a great job teaching and said if we had any problem to call him. The instructor did a great job teaching and said if we had any problem to call him.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userMichael M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Great class. Great class.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userPatsy W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 9, 2018
David is very knowledgeable about the information in this course. He is a great teacher and able to convey the topics in... David is very knowledgeable about the information in this course. He is a great teacher and able to convey the topics in a way that seems to make learning easy and fun! He is also very patient and willing to take the time to explain things as needed and answer all questions. I highly recommend his class!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userKenneth G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 11, 2018
Ed was a very thorough and knowledgeable instructor. He taught at a wonderful pace using applicable skills and calculations.... Ed was a very thorough and knowledgeable instructor. He taught at a wonderful pace using applicable skills and calculations. His extensive pool operating background is obvious, but myself being a teacher was very impressed with his professional teaching abilities. What a wonderful experience it was for me and I feel confident in my own abilities because of Ed. Thanks!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userMartin V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 5, 2018
It was a great experience, I would like to take the course again I think I could learn more just by listening to it again,... It was a great experience, I would like to take the course again I think I could learn more just by listening to it again, David was great Thank you
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userBobby J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 25, 2018
Outstanding learning experience. Mr. Turnage was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and enthusiastic in all subjects taught.... Outstanding learning experience. Mr. Turnage was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and enthusiastic in all subjects taught. I will recommend his classes to anyone who is considering Pool School.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userBhavinkumar P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 14, 2018
Excellent. Excellent.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userHannah S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 5, 2018
Good experience. The instructor takes time to make sure you understand information. Makes class fun too. Make sure you come... Good experience. The instructor takes time to make sure you understand information. Makes class fun too. Make sure you come with your pen, paper, and calculator ready to absorb the wealth of knowledge he is willing to provide.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userMichael M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 5, 2018
EGM Pool Management (Eddy) is the greatest teacher ever and makes class fun. Whether you are bad at math or haven't been... EGM Pool Management (Eddy) is the greatest teacher ever and makes class fun. Whether you are bad at math or haven't been in a pool before Eddy's teaching methods are so talented he will help any level of intelligence understand. There is no other class or instructor you should take. He will go above and beyond by helping you out of class or on phone.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRoberto O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 26, 2018
Great teacher! A lot of knowledge, very fun class! Thanks! Great teacher! A lot of knowledge, very fun class! Thanks!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRobert Terry W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 12, 2018
Good course and good instructor. Instructor relates well to students. He was very informative and helpful. Good course and good instructor. Instructor relates well to students. He was very informative and helpful.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userpaul g.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 12, 2018
Edwin, was the best instructor that I have ever encountered. His passion for teaching translates to his success rate of... Edwin, was the best instructor that I have ever encountered. His passion for teaching translates to his success rate of students passing.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userGarfield N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 29, 2018
Great experience! Great experience!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userVito S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 29, 2018
Excellent, very interesting and well done. The instructor has a very good way to teach. Excellent, very interesting and well done. The instructor has a very good way to teach.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJames B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 29, 2018
Great! Edwin was extremely knowledgeable and kept it interesting the entire time. Great! Edwin was extremely knowledgeable and kept it interesting the entire time.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userTJ M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 29, 2018
Our Instructor's industry knowledge/experience was top notch. He did a great job teaching the material and preparing me... Our Instructor's industry knowledge/experience was top notch. He did a great job teaching the material and preparing me for the certification exam.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJames J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 20, 2017
This was my best experience with receiving my CPO with Ed. Everything was broken down and explained clearly. I will be calling... This was my best experience with receiving my CPO with Ed. Everything was broken down and explained clearly. I will be calling to recertify my certificate in 5 years when they expire .. great work!! I’m feeling lucky to have even met Ed. He was very knowledgeable with pools all around the board!! Thanks!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userAngel A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 16, 2017
Learned a lot, instructor was knowledgeable and easy to follow. Learned a lot, instructor was knowledgeable and easy to follow.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userKevin S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 13, 2017
Covered the material in an easy to understand manner. Covered the material in an easy to understand manner.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userTertius R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 13, 2017
Eddie was a great instructor, made me feel comfortable with a lot of new information. Eddie was a great instructor, made me feel comfortable with a lot of new information.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userHeather B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 4, 2017
Excellent! Excellent!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userErik A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2017
Austin did his best to make sure we knew what we needed to know. Austin did his best to make sure we knew what we needed to know.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userM Anwar N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 11, 2017
Everything was good. Everything was good.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRAY H.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 11, 2017
Very passionate and great facilitator! Very passionate and great facilitator!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userDebra P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 2, 2017
Five years ago I took this course with another company and it was a nightmare !!! I was dreading to take the class again... Five years ago I took this course with another company and it was a nightmare !!! I was dreading to take the class again .... but this time I really enjoyed the class! It was a great experience .... Edwin was great, he was engaging and funny and touched on all the topics that were important.... he even went over numerous times the math ...lol... and I did very well!! I will definitely recommend him to my colleagues in the field ... I am so happy that someone referred me to him I definitely recommend him highly :)
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRichard H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 30, 2017
Absolutely the most focused, interesting and interested instructor I have had in years. David Turnage made daily pool operations... Absolutely the most focused, interesting and interested instructor I have had in years. David Turnage made daily pool operations fun and profitable. His extensive experience and knowledge was evident, but never seemed self serving or over the top. He did a great job for sure. Highly recommended.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userCarl W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2017
Course was very informative and the instructor was great. Course was very informative and the instructor was great.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJacob M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 16, 2017
The workshop was great lots of info. The instructor did a terrific job. Very knowledgeable gentleman! The workshop was great lots of info. The instructor did a terrific job. Very knowledgeable gentleman!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review usersotiraq p.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on August 19, 2017
Awesome teacher...... Awesome teacher......
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userCynthia W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 29, 2017
Mr. Turnage was excellent. He was informative, patient, and added humor to the event. He clearly cares about his trainees... Mr. Turnage was excellent. He was informative, patient, and added humor to the event. He clearly cares about his trainees and makes himself available for personal questions.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userTammy W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 10, 2017
The class was great! The instructor was welcoming and very knowledgeable. The class was great! The instructor was welcoming and very knowledgeable.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJohn B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 10, 2017
Excellent class! Excellent class!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userBARBARA D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 12, 2017
The course was far better than I imagined. There was so much to learn and it was well presented. Our instructor Austin Harris,... The course was far better than I imagined. There was so much to learn and it was well presented. Our instructor Austin Harris, was excellent. He made the process seem less difficult and more interesting than it otherwise could have been! I am very satisfied with this learning experience.
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