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CPO© certification courses are designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. The Certified Pool/Spa Operator certification program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 200,000 successful CPO© certifications in 44 countries.

The CPO© certification program is widely accepted by health departments. The NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook - 2012 Edition, has been updated to include the most current information available, including the addition of metric calculations, Virginia Graeme Baker Act and Risk Management.

Instructors receive comprehensive training and certification to teach the CPO© certification program. These instructors represent every segment in the aquatic industry including operators, health officials, service professionals, builders, manufacturers and property managers. The training these instructors provide has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.

The CPO© certification program requires participation in either a two day class (14-16 hours) of information from the NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook (provided) and local codes taught by an NSPF certified instructor or the blended format that combines the online Pool Operator Primer© and one day of the Pool Operator Fusion class instruction.

The CPO© certification program includes pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment and government requirements.

The CPO© certification program requires an open book written examination and upon passing is valid for five years.


THE BENEFITS OF THE NATIONAL SWIMMING POOL FOUNDATIONS CERTIFIED POOL OPERATOR COURSE ARE:  

  • The course is a proven educational tool.
  • Local and state authorities support and accept the CPO® course.
  • It covers all topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local/state codes.
  • It provides 16 hours of uniform instruction.
  • The text is comprehensive and should also be used as a reference book.
  • CEU's are offered for CAM's and Health Professionals.
  • Courses are led by Certified Instructors .
  • CPO's® are recognized Nationally and Internationally.
  • Most Health officials are CPO's®.
  • A program can easily be set up in your state or locality.
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    Classroom Instruction

    16 hour - In Person Course

    THE COURSE:

    Each student receives 14-16 hours of instruction by our Certified Instructor, Bob Begley, who has been specifically trained and certified to communicate the basic skills necessary to operate a pool or spa facility by the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

     

    Bob has over 22 years experience in the industry. He managed large municipal pools in New York State, commercial resort pools in Kentucky and currently oversees the operation of 12 commercial pools in Condos and HOA's in Florida.  He deals with the same problems you do!

     

    The course is interactive, upbeat, and informative while still being thorough.  Our training covers pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment, government requirements, and much more.  Choose your course from the list below.

     

    Each student must attend the 2 day, 16 hours of instruction and pass an open book examination to be Certified. The Certification is valid for 5 years at which time a refresher course and an open book exam must be passed.

     

                  

    2014 Course Schedule -

    3/1-2/14 - Vero Beach/Sebastian 5/21-22/14- Vero Beach/Ft. Pierce 7/10-11/14 - Orlando
    8/16-17/14 - Vero Beach 9/8-9/14 - Key Largo  
         
         

     

    The second day of any course is a Fusion opportunity. You must make a reservation.

     

    Online Course Opportunities

     

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available in Florida

     

                      

    Community Association Managers Pack – $95

    The state of Florida requires Community Association Managers (CAM) to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in order to maintain their CAM License.  In order to meet requirements for the CAM, take this pack of online courses by NSPF to receive 8 CEUs.  This online training package contains four Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) approved courses that will help you stay informed with the latest information in the aquatic industry, while meeting CEU requirements.  Complete at your own convenience. 

    Total CEUs – 8 in OPS or Elective

     

    Courses Included:

    ·         Pool & Spa Basics – The basics on pool and spa filtration and circulation systems

    ·         Aquatic Play Features – How to operate and manage specific aquatic water features

    ·         Indoor Air Quality – How to maintain good indoor air quality

    ·         Chemical Safety

     

    Florida Environmental Health Pack - $85

     

    The Florida Department of Health requires health officials to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in order to maintain their credentials as sanitarians and health officials.  In order to meet requirements for the Department of HHHHealth, take this pack of online courses by NSPF to receive 6 CEUs.  This online training package contains two approved courses that will help you stay informed with the latest from the aquatic industry.  Complete at your own convenience.  Once you complete your training, you will need to submit a course evaluation and a Record of Completion for each course to NSPF and NSPF will submit the information to the Department of Health for approval.

     

    Total CEUs:  6

     

    Courses Included:

    ·         Certified Pool/Spa Inspector

    ·         Recreational Water Illnesses

     

     

    Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) Pool Contractors Pack – $189 

    The state of Florida requires swimming pool contractors to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in order to maintain their CILB License.  In order to meet requirements for the CILB, take this pack of online courses by NSPF to receive 10 CEUs.  This online training package contains seven approved courses that will help you stay up-to-date while meeting the CEU requirements.  Complete at your own convenience.  Once you begin your training, NSPF will submit the information to the CILB to begin the approval process.

    Total CEUs - 10

     

    Courses Included:

    ·         Field Service Professional – Includes videos on routine maintenance of pool & spa equipment

    ·         Aquatic Play Features – How to operate and manage specific aquatic water features

    ·         Chlorine Safety

    ·         Electrical Safety

    ·         Hazard Waste Management

    ·         Hand & Power Tool Safety

    ·         Fire Safety

     

     

     

         Self study On-line Course -- $265.00

     

    Part 1 of either the blended format of certification or the renewal process. The Primer module is the first step. Register for this self-paced on line course and successfully complete each section and exam. Print your certificate and attend the second day (additional fee may be necessary) of any 2 day CPO certification course. Click the FUSION graphic to register. Once registered, we will send you an access code and the web link.

     

     

     

     

          For Renewals-- Only -- $225.00

    Stay at Home or Work - Save Gas! Work at your own pace in comfort.

     

    This new RENEWAL method is a real timesaver! You order and complete the Pool Operator Primer On-Line course at your own pace. Once completed, you must attend part of the 2nd day of any CPO course and pass the open book exam. We can arrange for you to take the open book exam at your location or ours (Proper ID is required). THAT'S IT for renewals! You must have an active CPO Registration number in order to qualify for this method of renewal. Of course, this type of learning is not for everyone and you can always renew the traditional way by attending the two day CPO Course above.

    Click the "Primer" graphic above to be taken to the registration page.  Once registered, we will send you an access code and the web link.

     

     

     

     

     

     
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