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What is the Certified Pool-Spa Operator® Program?

Pool Builder Pembroke MAThe Certified Pool-Spa Operator program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry. Since 1972, more than 200,000 successful CPO® certifications have been granted in 44 countries. The CPO® certification program has wide acceptance by health departments. Recently, the CPO® Handbook, 2007 Edition, has been updated to include the most current information available, including the addition of metric calculations.

Moreover, instructors receive comprehensive training and certification to teach the CPO® certification program. For this reason, these instructors represent every segment in the aquatic industry. Their experience includes operators, health officials, service professionals, builders, manufacturers, property managers, retailers, and academicians. Important to realize, the training these instructors provide has helps protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.

Training classes have been carried out across the globe, including the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, China, Mexico, Iceland, Taiwan, and Australia.
The NSPF® is a non-profit foundation that encourages healthier living through aquatic education and research

The CPO® certification program is the leading education and certification program for pool and spa operators, providing a front-line defense to protect the public.

Also, To help reduce disease outbreaks and to promote health through aquatics, the Foundation has funded grants and fellowships to many colleges and health-minded organizations.

General Information About the CPO® Certification Program

  • A CPO® certification program requires participation in either a two- day class (14-16 hours) taught by a certified instructor or our new blended format that combines the online Pool Operator PrimerTM and one day of the Pool Operator FusionTM class instruction
  • Coursework for the CPO® certification program includes pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment, government requirements
  • The CPO® certification program requires an open book written examination
  • Notably, the validity of a CPO ® certification is five years

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What Are the Benefits of the CPO® Certification Program?

  • A proven educational tool
  • Widely accepted by local and state authorities
  • Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes.
  • Comprehensive handbook
  • NSPF® certified instructors teach all courses
  • The CPO® certification has national and international recognition
  • Lastly, Gives participants a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care and management

How Can I Receive Certified Pool-Spa Operator® Training?

Significantly, SSG Pools/Guarino Pool Services has a CPO trainer on staff who is available to provide the CPO training that may be required for your facility. Therefore, please contact us for more information on CPO training.

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