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 -