Certified Pool Operator (CPO)

12 locations

3 trainers

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 93 reviews
  • Nationally-recognized Pool Operator Certification (CPO) training
  • Certified  instructors with real-world experience
  • Course manual
  • CPO Certification Exam
Date(s)LocationCost 
FL - Naples
Webinar
DE - Dover
TX - Killeen
Webinar
DE - Georgetown
TX - Midland
Webinar
TX - Killeen
TX - Humble
NY - Staten Island
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Tinton Falls
FL - Davie
FL - Naples
DE - Dover
PA - Philadelphia
FL - Davie
DE - New Castle
DE - Dover
NY - Staten Island
NJ - Tinton Falls
FL - Naples
DE - Georgetown
FL - Naples
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Tinton Falls
FL - Naples
FL - Davie
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Tinton Falls
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Tinton Falls
FL - Naples
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) This course teaches individuals the basic knowledge and skills needed for pool and spa operations.
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Below are the most recent student reviews for previous Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Courses. All reviews are from people who registered for and attended the course.
Average rating: Average Rating stars out of 5 stars ( 4.9 out of 5 stars - 93 93 student reviews)


Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userMARK C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 24, 2020
Knowledgable and is able to convey it to us. I walked away with confidence in being able to fulfill my obligations as a... Knowledgable and is able to convey it to us. I walked away with confidence in being able to fulfill my obligations as a CPO
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userEmily R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 25, 2020
David is a awesome teacher and was so helpful. Definitely would recommend to others. David is a awesome teacher and was so helpful. Definitely would recommend to others.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRedzer L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 8, 2020
I'm so excited about the experience of the course and how fast I was able to accomplish the goal I had set just to pass this... I'm so excited about the experience of the course and how fast I was able to accomplish the goal I had set just to pass this online class. It was a great experience and the videos were very helpful. So, thank you for the experience. I can't wait to receive my certificate
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userNorman W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 19, 2020
The trainer has the rare perspective of an experienced expert witness in court cases involving public pools and hot tubs.... The trainer has the rare perspective of an experienced expert witness in court cases involving public pools and hot tubs. Combine that knowledge with the abilities required to safely operate and maintain public pools as a CPO, sprinkle in some levity and marinate with genuine enthusiasm and you not only learn the material, you want to use what you learn. I have taken several courses over the last three decades and none of my previous instructors could make the hours seem like minutes like he can.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userDaniel C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 9, 2020
The instructor filled all expectations, showed a lot of experience and professionalism. The instructor filled all expectations, showed a lot of experience and professionalism.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userMiguel Angel (Mike) R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 7, 2020
Mr. Turnage was very knowledgeable and he made the two day course very interesting and fun. Thank you Mr. Turnage ,I learned... Mr. Turnage was very knowledgeable and he made the two day course very interesting and fun. Thank you Mr. Turnage ,I learned a lot from your course.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userLew M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 7, 2020
The class was great and really enjoyed David’s way of teaching! The class was great and really enjoyed David’s way of teaching!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJordan C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2020
The class was one of the best and most informative courses I’ve had the privilege of taking. The instructor was very thorough... The class was one of the best and most informative courses I’ve had the privilege of taking. The instructor was very thorough and very good at making sure everything was clear and understandable and also made sure everyone understood the material before going onto a different subject. Edwin will always be my first recommendation for anyone wanting to learn about this course, thank you for the experience!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJoshua W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 5, 2020
The course was very informative and provided me with the information I needed. The course was very informative and provided me with the information I needed.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userGregory B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 22, 2020
The course and instructor were well presented and very professional. The course and instructor were well presented and very professional.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userSelena R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 22, 2020
The trainer kept me completely focused on this course with his enthusiastic personality. The class is very educational and... The trainer kept me completely focused on this course with his enthusiastic personality. The class is very educational and excellently taught. His way of explaining things sticks! Great class!!!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userDean D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 18, 2019
The trainer was very knowledgeable and passionate about his role as our instructor. His willingness to be available before... The trainer was very knowledgeable and passionate about his role as our instructor. His willingness to be available before and after class was very helpful for one on one time if needed. I took the opportunity to meet with him at 6:30 AM the morning of our exam to go over a few things. Sometimes it’s hard to give up your weekend to take a mandatory exam, however he made the experience enjoyable which was much appreciated.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJeffrey G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2019
Great class! Awesome instructor who explains everything in detail and helps those that were struggling. Great class! Awesome instructor who explains everything in detail and helps those that were struggling.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userTimothy S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 28, 2019
The trainer did a great job teaching the basics of pool operation. I feel smarter and more prepared to operate a pool than... The trainer did a great job teaching the basics of pool operation. I feel smarter and more prepared to operate a pool than ever before!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userEric B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 28, 2019
Easy to understand. Very informative. Enjoyed the class! Easy to understand. Very informative. Enjoyed the class!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userDavid L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 28, 2019
Learned a lot and overall, pleased to have attended. Learned a lot and overall, pleased to have attended.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userjoseph g.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 25, 2019
One of the best teacher l ever had! One of the best teacher l ever had!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJoseph S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 25, 2019
Excellent! Excellent!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userTom M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 25, 2019
Excellent! Excellent!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userGary L.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on August 16, 2019
Instructor was good. Very informative and well prepared.  Instructor was good. Very informative and well prepared. 
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userMeihua C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on August 14, 2019
Highly recommend. Highly recommend.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userTyler S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 27, 2019
A great instructor. He kept the class fun and did a great job with explaining everything. A great instructor. He kept the class fun and did a great job with explaining everything.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userTyler P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 27, 2019
Overall, a great course. Overall, a great course.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userHilario C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 27, 2019
It’s a good course. All material is very clear for students. Instructor does a great job. It’s a good course. All material is very clear for students. Instructor does a great job.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userGilberto P.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 26, 2019
Very informative and professional setting. Gained a good amount of knowledge about pools with having very little pool experience. Very informative and professional setting. Gained a good amount of knowledge about pools with having very little pool experience.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userDavid D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 20, 2019
The class was very helpful. The class was very helpful.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJames A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 20, 2019
I learned things I didn’t know about the pool. I learned things I didn’t know about the pool.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userAbigail M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 20, 2019
Material was presented well. Knowledgeable instructor. Material was presented well. Knowledgeable instructor.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userSam v.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 10, 2019
All information was presented in a straightforward manner that was easy to understand. Important information was reinforced... All information was presented in a straightforward manner that was easy to understand. Important information was reinforced and emphasized and problems were laid out with suggested workarounds. I appreciated the structure of the course. I was able to easily understand the material and as a result I aced the test!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userEdward V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 8, 2019
The trainer was great! He made everything easy to understand and relatable. I'm ready now to take what I've learned and apply... The trainer was great! He made everything easy to understand and relatable. I'm ready now to take what I've learned and apply it in the field. I'm looking forward to the many classes I plan on enrolling in.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userFloyd M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2019
A great instructor. I highly recommend this class to anyone involved in or around the pool industry. The pace was great... A great instructor. I highly recommend this class to anyone involved in or around the pool industry. The pace was great and he made the material fun and interesting. Thanks!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJessie A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2019
The trainer gave a lot of information pertaining to the safety of patrons at the pool as well as knowledge pertaining to... The trainer gave a lot of information pertaining to the safety of patrons at the pool as well as knowledge pertaining to the chemicals. He clearly knows the subject matter and was very eager to help his students. He offered multiple times that we can contact him when questions arise during our pool start-ups. He does a nice job with the delivery of the course.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userEduardo B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 20, 2019
Great! Great!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJohnnie Lee S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 13, 2019
It was a wonderful course.  It was a wonderful course. 
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userAnthony M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 18, 2019
I was very pleased with the instructor and the wealth of information I have learned. Thank you! I was very pleased with the instructor and the wealth of information I have learned. Thank you!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userCharles T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 1, 2019
I’ve been to a lot of classes and courses. It is evident that my instructor cares about the students, loves what he does,... I’ve been to a lot of classes and courses. It is evident that my instructor cares about the students, loves what he does, and is extremely knowledgeable in pools. I first took my CPO 5 years ago. I learned more in two days with this instructor than the previous CPO courses I took in the last five years combined.
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.
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