Certified Pool Operator (CPO)

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2 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 118 reviews
  • Nationally-recognized Pool Operator Certification (CPO) training
  • Certified  instructors with real-world experience
  • Course manual
  • CPO Certification Exam
Date(s)LocationCost 
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
TX - Midland
Webinar
FL - Naples
NJ - Tinton Falls
Webinar
TX - San Antonio
Webinar
FL - Naples
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Tinton Falls
DE - Georgetown
DE - Georgetown
DE - New Castle
FL - Naples
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Tinton Falls
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
NJ - Tinton Falls
PA - Philadelphia
FL - Naples
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
NJ - Tinton Falls
FL - Naples
NJ - Tinton Falls
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Tinton Falls
FL - Naples
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 - 118 118 student reviews)


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.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userTyrone T.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 1, 2022
In depth coverage of the subject. In depth coverage of the subject.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRonald A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 1, 2022
The instructor has a wealth of knowledge on this subject. The instructor has a wealth of knowledge on this subject.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJonathan G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2022
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Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userGary T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2022
The instructor was first class and prepared the class to move forward as pool operators with the proper materials and personal... The instructor was first class and prepared the class to move forward as pool operators with the proper materials and personal instruction. He is good at what he does and the class benefited from his experience.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userjohn y.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2022
Great instructor Great instructor
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userSara R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2022
Great class! The class was very informative and fun also. It's not often that instructors are able to keep your attention... Great class! The class was very informative and fun also. It's not often that instructors are able to keep your attention the whole time.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userMichelle S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 28, 2022
I had a very good experience with David Turnage. I received what was probably my best test score ever. I do believe that... I had a very good experience with David Turnage. I received what was probably my best test score ever. I do believe that David's teaching style and advanced knowledge of the information was a big part of it. While I was very nervous of the online platform David very quickly removed a lot of my anxieties with the pre class communication. Highly recommend Turnage & Associates for any of your CPO and pool knowledge needs.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userMaggie W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 28, 2022
The class was a great experience! I highly recommend this CPO class to anyone needing to get certified! The class was a great experience! I highly recommend this CPO class to anyone needing to get certified!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRobert T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 4, 2021
Excellent instruction and course material Excellent instruction and course material
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userJoseph L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 4, 2021
I got to tell you that I really enjoyed the class it was very educational and I certainly learned a lot in the two days would... I got to tell you that I really enjoyed the class it was very educational and I certainly learned a lot in the two days would recommend the course to anybody and will certainly spread your name thank you.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userBradford L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 4, 2021
Class was very informative, the teacher kept students engaged and offered extra help when needed. Class was very informative, the teacher kept students engaged and offered extra help when needed.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRobert P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on August 27, 2021
Great class! The instructor provided appropriate guidance for course subjects. The course is paced per schedule to cover... Great class! The instructor provided appropriate guidance for course subjects. The course is paced per schedule to cover necessary materials for students to gain necessary industry knowledge. The On-Line course was well organized and convenient for students. Overall, a great experience and recommend!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userIsaac A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2021
David was awesome. Kept the class interesting with jokes and real world applications to the material. Answers questions in... David was awesome. Kept the class interesting with jokes and real world applications to the material. Answers questions in ways you can better understand the problem. Definitely recommend.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userGuadalupe F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2021
Very Informative class Great and knowledgeable instructor. Very Informative class Great and knowledgeable instructor.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userSamantha A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 1, 2021
David was a great instructor; he was knowledgeable, was also funny so he definitely kept the class entertaining David was a great instructor; he was knowledgeable, was also funny so he definitely kept the class entertaining
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userMelissa B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 1, 2021
Instructor was very well educated in area and made material easy to understand. Made the topic interesting and easy to learn. Instructor was very well educated in area and made material easy to understand. Made the topic interesting and easy to learn.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userRoy S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 30, 2021
Excellent training, my confidence in the industry related knowledge has improved greatly because of David. Thanks so much Excellent training, my confidence in the industry related knowledge has improved greatly because of David. Thanks so much
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userZachary R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 30, 2021
David was awesome and kept this online class moving with great "in the trenches" examples and stories. I had some work issues... David was awesome and kept this online class moving with great "in the trenches" examples and stories. I had some work issues and came back a few minutes late after one break, but David helped get me caught up without issue. I highly recommend Turnage Associates for your online CPO training!!
Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
review userEugene D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 16, 2020
Ed made it very easy to retain the information he was teaching us-he kept the class engaged. Ed made it very easy to retain the information he was teaching us-he kept the class engaged.
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.
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