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 162 reviews
  • Nationally-recognized Pool Operator Certification (CPO) training
  • Certified  instructors with real-world experience
  • Course manual
  • CPO Certification Exam
Date(s)LocationCost 
NJ - Lakewood
DE - Georgetown
TX - Midland
Webinar
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
FL - Naples
NJ - Lakewood
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
FL - Naples
NJ - Lakewood
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Lakewood
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
FL - Naples
NJ - Lakewood
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
FL - Naples
NJ - Lakewood
DE - Georgetown
PA - Philadelphia
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
FL - Naples
NJ - Lakewood
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
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 - 162 162 student reviews)


Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userBryan G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 13, 2024
Awesome class! I learned so much about chemistry and the instructor was fantastic. Awesome class! I learned so much about chemistry and the instructor was fantastic.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userHenry P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 13, 2024
Exceptional instructor , fully supportive in making sure all students are as successful as possible. Top shelf industry... Exceptional instructor , fully supportive in making sure all students are as successful as possible. Top shelf industry professional!!!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userAndrew S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 13, 2024
The facilitator was excellent, he spent the time ensuring each student grasp the material and could readily apply this in... The facilitator was excellent, he spent the time ensuring each student grasp the material and could readily apply this in the real world. In my many years of training I would place him in the top 5.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userLinda C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 31, 2024
I found the course to be very informative and the instructor very knowledgeable and helpful. I found the course to be very informative and the instructor very knowledgeable and helpful.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userNathaniel S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 31, 2024
I learned so much and will be better prepared for our 2024 pool season! I learned so much and will be better prepared for our 2024 pool season!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userFrankie V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 31, 2024
This class was very educational and informative! This class was very educational and informative!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userSara H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 31, 2024
Edwin Meier was a great instructor. He was very knowledgeable and made the two-day s of learning fly by. Mr. Meier answered... Edwin Meier was a great instructor. He was very knowledgeable and made the two-day s of learning fly by. Mr. Meier answered questions and helped you learn the material very easily; so taking the test on the final day was a breeze.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userdaniel t.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 31, 2024
Very good course and an even better instructor. Very knowledgeable and was able to explain everything required for a CPO,... Very good course and an even better instructor. Very knowledgeable and was able to explain everything required for a CPO, even for someone with ZERO knowledge in operating a pool.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userAbigail K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 31, 2024
The class was fantastic and fun. The test wasn’t that hard to but note taking did come in handy a lot. The class was fantastic and fun. The test wasn’t that hard to but note taking did come in handy a lot.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRich S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 27, 2024
Instructor was very knowledgeable about the material. He made the learning fun. It was very easy to navigate the webinar.... Instructor was very knowledgeable about the material. He made the learning fun. It was very easy to navigate the webinar. I highly recommend Zack Academy as well as Turnage & Associates
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userWilliam R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 22, 2024
The instructor was very helpful, knowledgeable and patient . We will continue our training with them. The instructor was very helpful, knowledgeable and patient . We will continue our training with them.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userDarrin K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 22, 2024
Ed was extremely great instructor. Was very patient. Made sure everyone was comfortable with the material that was given... Ed was extremely great instructor. Was very patient. Made sure everyone was comfortable with the material that was given before moving on.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userAndre R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 11, 2023
Professor Edwin should be rated Professor of Excellence for his expertise. Professor Edwin should be rated Professor of Excellence for his expertise.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJames M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 11, 2023
Ed did a great job of preparing me for the test. The math exercises made all the difference when taking the test. Saturday... Ed did a great job of preparing me for the test. The math exercises made all the difference when taking the test. Saturday did not seem like a long day when going over a lot of material. Positive experience.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRobert R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2023
i was very pleased with the way the course was taught , the teacher made the class feel comfortable and encouraged us throughout... i was very pleased with the way the course was taught , the teacher made the class feel comfortable and encouraged us throughout the day.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userAndrea D.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 4, 2023
My instructor Edwin was very informative and thorough. This is my 4th recert, and I extremely comfortable and confident... My instructor Edwin was very informative and thorough. This is my 4th recert, and I extremely comfortable and confident going into the test.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userScott M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 4, 2023
This was a challenge for me going into it. But Edward made taking this class a lot less stressful for me. We talked everything... This was a challenge for me going into it. But Edward made taking this class a lot less stressful for me. We talked everything out when we had a question. He made talking this class much less stressful for me. Edward was very great. I would definitely take it again in 5 years. Thank you again Edward.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userGary S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 24, 2023
Outstanding course, David is a great instructor, lots of good information. Class was very interesting, and thanks to PBAA... Outstanding course, David is a great instructor, lots of good information. Class was very interesting, and thanks to PBAA for hosting the event
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userTaylor E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 13, 2023
David was awesome. You could tell he has been doing this awhile. There was a lot of information and I feel he was able to... David was awesome. You could tell he has been doing this awhile. There was a lot of information and I feel he was able to keep me engaged and alert. Guy is funny as hell too lol
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJohn P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 13, 2023
very easily absorbable info given by the instructor who was very knowledgeable very easily absorbable info given by the instructor who was very knowledgeable
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJonathan F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 13, 2023
The class was wonderful! The instructor moved quickly while highlighting the most important information. Would definitely... The class was wonderful! The instructor moved quickly while highlighting the most important information. Would definitely recommend.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userGary T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 13, 2023
David was a great instructor. very easy to understand made the class fun. He made sure every one understood what was needed... David was a great instructor. very easy to understand made the class fun. He made sure every one understood what was needed and how to do things. If we got it quick he would move on if we needed a little more help he slowed down.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userVincent D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 13, 2023
Great in all ways Great in all ways
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userStephen B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 13, 2023
Outstanding instructor! He made it easy to understand. TY! Outstanding instructor! He made it easy to understand. TY!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRon L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 7, 2023
The course was amazing, everyone worked together, the instructor was the BEST The course was amazing, everyone worked together, the instructor was the BEST
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRicky L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 7, 2023
My instructor was great. My first time getting certified learned so much. He was very detailed and pointed me in the right... My instructor was great. My first time getting certified learned so much. He was very detailed and pointed me in the right direction. Also made me feel comfortable and confident about was i was going to do outside of class. Would love to learn more from him in the future. Thanks for taking time to work with me.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userdennis k.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 29, 2023
Ed was great! Ed was great!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRobert G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 2, 2023
David is by far the best CPO webinar course instructor out there 100%! His webinar is interesting informative and fun! Yes... David is by far the best CPO webinar course instructor out there 100%! His webinar is interesting informative and fun! Yes fun! The best webinar I have ever taken . His many years of experience and expertise shine through. If you need your CPO fast like I did David is the go to guy .period. Thanks again David .
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRoberto O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2023
Great Instructor! Thank you! Great Instructor! Thank you!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJonatan R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2023
The course was very helpful to me, the teacher explains it very well. If you go to his classes, I think that no one will... The course was very helpful to me, the teacher explains it very well. If you go to his classes, I think that no one will leave without learning.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userDavid D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 16, 2023
Did a great job! Really helped me better understand the book and the math. Did a great job! Really helped me better understand the book and the math.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userBrian W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 21, 2022
Edwin (Eddie) was a very good teacher and his passion for everything pertaining to the operation of a pool was evident.... Edwin (Eddie) was a very good teacher and his passion for everything pertaining to the operation of a pool was evident. His class was informative as well as enjoyable.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userCarlos F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 21, 2022
Extremely knowledgeable, with a wonderful upbeat attitude. Took time with each and everyone in class to make sure we had... Extremely knowledgeable, with a wonderful upbeat attitude. Took time with each and everyone in class to make sure we had a full and clear understanding of the material.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userErnesto B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 21, 2022
Edwin was very helpful and willing to guide you in every step of the curse, capable to explain to you every step of the curse... Edwin was very helpful and willing to guide you in every step of the curse, capable to explain to you every step of the curse in an easy and fun way, I went to class with a very little Knowlogy about pools, and I can tell now that I'm feeling very well prepared to face my job with a big confidence, Thanks Edwin.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRobert B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 21, 2022
Outstanding teacher Ed kept us focused and made it fun great person to have on your team . Outstanding teacher Ed kept us focused and made it fun great person to have on your team .
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review usernestor m.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 21, 2022
It was a pleasure taking his class, the way he teaches really helps you understand the material, he is patient, professional... It was a pleasure taking his class, the way he teaches really helps you understand the material, he is patient, professional and very knowledgeable
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userYamil C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2022
Best instructor I ever had and he was very thorough with the training. He was very helpful from day one. Best instructor I ever had and he was very thorough with the training. He was very helpful from day one.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userChester P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2022
Great class, great instructor that kept us hanging on his every word. Mr.Meier quickly broke the tension in the class and... Great class, great instructor that kept us hanging on his every word. Mr.Meier quickly broke the tension in the class and made learning the course fun. Truly enjoyed taking this course and recommend it to anyone who needs CPO certification.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userIftekhar S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 3, 2022
Great class with lots of focused informations. David is fantastic instructor. Great class with lots of focused informations. David is fantastic instructor.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userDavid T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on August 18, 2022
This course was short but very informative and very helpful for an aspiring pool operator like myself. It also helped me... This course was short but very informative and very helpful for an aspiring pool operator like myself. It also helped me understand how to maintain swimming pools as well as passing CPO test. I highly recommend it!!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userKatie B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on August 7, 2022
David made this class fun, and was easy to communicate with! Answered all questions in great detail to ensure we absorbed... David made this class fun, and was easy to communicate with! Answered all questions in great detail to ensure we absorbed as much information as possible. I feel confident taking care of my community's pool now!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userGarnette N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 30, 2022
David is an excellent instructor. He blends discussion and the lessons well. To the point where someone with no experience... David is an excellent instructor. He blends discussion and the lessons well. To the point where someone with no experience can obtain a perfect score on the exam
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userLarry A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 30, 2022
The instructor answered every question that I asked was patient and made me feel that it was fine to ask any question that... The instructor answered every question that I asked was patient and made me feel that it was fine to ask any question that I had during the training. The instructor seemed to be extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter. The instructors time management for the course was very good.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userOsvel V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 18, 2022
Great class . Teacher very professional and knowledgeable. Great class . Teacher very professional and knowledgeable.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJohn T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 14, 2022
very professional and organized!!! very professional and organized!!!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRomeo R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 14, 2022
David is an amazing teacher and person. He has gone above and beyond to insure that his students understand and have the... David is an amazing teacher and person. He has gone above and beyond to insure that his students understand and have the knowledge of all operations of the pool responsibilities. Thanks so much for your help.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userThomas R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 30, 2022
Mr. Turnage is an excellent instructor, takes the time to explain everything in depth so all can understand. I learned so... Mr. Turnage is an excellent instructor, takes the time to explain everything in depth so all can understand. I learned so much from the course and can’t wait to improve my facility as a result.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userGlenn M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 2, 2022
Great class, our instructor Ed did a fantastic job at relaying the materials to both the experienced and to a beginner.... Great class, our instructor Ed did a fantastic job at relaying the materials to both the experienced and to a beginner. He had a special calm about him that immediately took any anxiety away about having to be tested. After taking the course I have decided to get my entire team cpo certified. Thanks Ed
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJohn M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 2, 2022
The class wasn’t too crowded and our instructor did an excellent job explaining the material. Very satisfied with the experience... The class wasn’t too crowded and our instructor did an excellent job explaining the material. Very satisfied with the experience .
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userThomas O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 2, 2022
The pace of the class was good and the instructor made sure everyone understood the material. The pace of the class was good and the instructor made sure everyone understood the material.
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