What is Certified Pool Operator (CPO) training?

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification is required by health departments to operate a public swimming pool or hot tub/spa. The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) CPO is accredited across Canada, the USA and 105 countries around the world. 

Two formats are available: online via Zoom or in person. Successful completion of an open-book exam is required to become certified. The CPO certification is valid for 5 years. All students receive a paper copy of the Pool & Spa Operator Handbook. 
The Certified Pool Operator (CPO) course covers the following topics:

Pool & Spa Management  |  Regulations & Guidelines  |  Essential Calculations  |  Water Contamination  |  Disinfection  |  Water Balance  | Pool & Spa Problems  |  Chemical Testing  | Chemical Feed & Control  | Water Circulation  | Filtration  | Heating & Air Circulation  | Spa & Therapy Operations  |  Facility Safety  |  Record Keeping  |  Maintenance Systems  |  Troubleshooting  |  Facility Renovation & Design  |  Local Health Regulations 
For more information about what you can expect from the CPO program, please watch this short video -