Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification - English - In Person
All in-person classes will be held at our new location starting Spring 2023
2100 West Walnut Lane, Ste 100C, Irving, TX 75038
Stephen Hunter, Pool Sure
Payment and Registration Deadline:
March 8, 2023
CPO certification provides individuals with the knowledge, techniques, and skills required for proper pool operations. The CPO is recognized nationwide as the leading standard of the swimming pool industry. The CPO seal of approval is ANSI accredited and provides assurance to commercial pool and spa owners that their facilities and guests are under the care and supervision of a trained professional and backed by the Pools and Hot Tub Alliance. Participants are trained in the most advanced techniques of chemical treatment, filtration, and mechanical system operation and maintenance
Day 1: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 / 9:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Day 2: Thursday, March 23, 2023 / 9:30 AM- 5:00 PM (test day)
You will learn how to:
- Reduce risks in and around the water
- Prevent drowning, recreational water illness, suction entrapment, evisceration, diving accidents, electrocutions, chemical hazards, and slips and falls
- Address regulatory guidelines
- Maintain disinfection and water balance
- Manage water problems
- Perform troubleshooting, chemical testing, and record keeping
- Manage chemical feed
- Utilize automation and technology
Books and other learning materials will be provided on the first day of class. At the end of the second day of class the exam will be administered. The exam will be physical (paper and pencil) and will be proctored by the class instructor.
Certifications are issued by the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) and are E-MAILED directly to the student based on the email that is provided on the exam. Digital delivery of certificates can take up to 7-10 weeks after the class.
Certificate Period and Renewal:
CPO certifications are valid for five years from the end of the month of issuance. For example, certifications issued on March 2, 2018, will expire March 31, 2023. A letter will be sent (either via email or mail to the contact information on file for the individual) by Sept. 1 of the year of certification expiration to remind them of their upcoming renewal. It is the individual’s responsibility to keep all contact information current. If you move or change jobs, please notify the PHTA University by email at email@example.com or by phone at 703-838-0083. You are given a 90-day grace period to renew your certification after your expiration date. By March 1 of the year following the certification expiration, a final notice will be sent, stating that if the individual does not submit a completed recertification application their certification will be terminated. If you do not submit your documents within the grace period, you will need to reapply for certification, retake a course and sit for the certification exam..
For a brief overview of updated Swimming Pool and Spaw Rules in the state of Texas, visit https://www.taa.org/news/new-swimming-pool-spa-rules-adopted/ and https://dshs.texas.gov/poolspa/default.aspx
In order to receive materials and testing information this program must be paid in full by March 8, 2023. You will receive your invoice via e-mail from our Education Department. If you do not receive an invoice in 1-2 business days, please contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmation emails are sent automatically once your registration is in our system.
Cancellation must be received in writing and approved by AAGD Director of Education by March 8, 2023. Important; keep your cancellation approval e-mail for your records. If a cancellation is not received by the deadline but before the start of the program, you are responsible for a one time, non-refundable $150 fee for restocking. No shows will be billed without exception. We accept attendee name changes up until the first day of class.