Welcome to FloridaPoolCourses
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:
16 hour - In Person 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.
2013 Course Schedule -
The second day of any course is a Fusion opportunity. You must make a reservation.
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.
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.
Certified Pool Operator