education and events

Pool Operator Courses

Learn everything you need to know about safely and successfully operating an aquatics facility.

In-Person

In-person courses include PHTA-hosted events as well as industry conferences and tradeshows.

October 11-12
World Aquatic Health Conference
Houston, TX
8am - 5pm
16 Hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs | 16 PHTA CEUs
$400

The Pool and Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification is the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training credential for aquatic facility maintenance personnel, health officials, retailers, property owners, and other professionals. CPO® certification provides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. Upon course completion and successfully passing the exam, students will become Certified Pool & Spa Operators® (CPO®).

Register

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify code requirements
  • Understand inspection, operation, and maintenance procedures
  • Recognize components of a circulation system
  • Understand the purpose of the VGB Act
  • Identify spa regulations
  • Understand recreational water illness treatment and prevention
  • Identify the cause and treatment of water problems
  • Recognize the unique qualities and care of aquatic play features

Instructors:

  • Steve Sherwood
  • Jennifer Mar

November 13-14
PSP/Deck Expo
Las Vegas, NV
8am - 5pm
16 Hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs | 16 PHTA CEUs
$525 PHTA Member / $625 Non-member

The Pool and Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification is the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training credential for aquatic facility maintenance personnel, health officials, retailers, property owners, and other professionals. CPO® certification provides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. Upon course completion and successfully passing the exam, students will become Certified Pool & Spa Operators® (CPO®).

Register

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify code requirements
  • Understand inspection, operation, and maintenance procedures
  • Recognize components of a circulation system
  • Understand the purpose of the VGB Act
  • Identify spa regulations
  • Understand recreational water illness treatment and prevention
  • Identify the cause and treatment of water problems
  • Recognize the unique qualities and care of aquatic play features

Instructor: Connie Sue Centrella

On-Demand


Interested in becoming a Certified Pool & Spa Operator (CPO)? Find upcoming CPO courses here.

 

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Lou
  • Lyon Financial
  • MCC
  • Pentair
  • Raypak
  • WatkinsWellness

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