Certified Pool Operator (CPO)

14 locations

4 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 74 reviews
  • Nationally-recognized Pool Operator Certification (CPO) training
  • Certified  instructors with real-world experience
  • Course manual
  • CPO Certification Exam
Date(s)LocationCost 
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Tinton Falls
TX - San Antonio
TX - Austin
FL - Naples
LA - Sulphur
DE - Dover
DE - Dover
PA - Philadelphia
FL - Sunrise
FL - Coconut Creek
DE - Wilmington
NJ - Tinton Falls
NY - Staten Island
FL - Naples
DE - Georgetown
FL - Coconut Creek
FL - Sunrise
MA - Malden
DE - Dover
NJ - Tinton Falls
PA - Philadelphia
DE - Dover
DE - Dover
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Tinton Falls
FL - Coconut Creek
NY - Staten Island
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
FL - Naples
PA - Philadelphia
DE - New Castle
NJ - Tinton Falls
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Tinton Falls
NY - Staten Island
NJ - Tinton Falls
FL - Naples
PA - Philadelphia
DE - Georgetown
DE - Dover
DE - New Castle
NY - Staten Island
DE - New Castle
PA - Philadelphia
NJ - Tinton Falls
FL - Naples
100% Verified Reviews
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 - 74 student reviews)


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.
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.
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