CPO Certification

What is a CPO? A CPO is a Certified Pool and Spa Operator! H&L Pools is proud to offer the Pool and Hot Tub Association’s (formerly the National Swimming Pool Foundation / NSPF) certified pool and spa operator training course. The CPO certification is a MUST for pool managers, instructors, teachers, lifeguards and all other personnel responsible for the safe operations of a swimming pool. The CPO certification is internationally recognized and is required by many health departments. The CPO curriculum meets the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) requirements for pool operators.

This comprehensive course is now available in 4 delivery options:

Please note, not all options are available for all classes.

OPTION 1: Traditional! 2-day course will include both classroom and hands-on experience. The final exam will be proctored in-person upon completion of the course.

OPTION 2: Blended! 1-day course will include classroom, partial hands-on and the successful completion of the online Pool Operator Primer (POP) course PRIOR to the classroom date. The final exam will be proctored in-person upon completion of the course.

OPTION 3: Virtual! This 2-day course is 100% online with NO in-person attendance required. The final exam will be proctored online. This option IS NOT available during a traditional or blended class.

OPTION 4: Blended Virtual! This 1-day course is 100% online with NO in-person attendance required. Successful completion of the online Pool Operator Primer (POP) course PRIOR to the virtual classroom date is required. The final exam will be proctored online. This option is ONLY available during a virtual class.

Details

Upcoming Dates:

  • December 16th & December 17th 2023

Option 1: Traditional 2-day course (in-person only)

  • Cost: $375.00
  • Times: 9am-6pm (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Certification Requirements: Attend both class sessions and
    complete the written examination with a 75% or greater.
  • MUST provide proof of a BMV-issued ID to obtain certification
    – driver’s License, CDL, ID, etc. Please note, a school ID or any
    other form of ID WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Certification Validity: 5 years
  • Please note, this course is conducted by H&L Pool’s PHTA
    Instructor.

Option 2: Blended 1-day course (in-person and online)

  • Cost: $400.00
  • Times: 9am-6pm (Sunday)
  • Certification Requirements: Successfully complete the online
    Pool Operator Primer (POP) course PRIOR to the in-person
    class date. Attend the class session and complete the written
    examination with a 75% or greater.
  • MUST provide proof of a BMV-issued ID to obtain certification
    – driver’s License, CDL, ID, etc. Please note, a school ID or any
    other form of ID WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Certification Validity: 5 years
  • Please note, this course is conducted by H&L Pool’s PHTA
    Instructors

Upcoming Dates:

  • January 13th & January 14th
  • February 24th & February 25th

Option 3: Online 2-day course (No in-person attendance)

  • Cost: $400.00
  • Times: 9am-6pm (Saturday & Sunday) ONLINE attendance
  • Certification Requirements: Attend the ONLINE class
    sessions and complete the online written examination with a
    75% or greater.
  • MUST provide proof of a BMV-issued ID to obtain certification
    – driver’s License, CDL, ID, etc. Please note, a school ID or any
    other form of ID WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Certification Validity: 5 years
  • Please note, this course is conducted by H&L Pool’s PHTA
    Instructors

Option 4: Blended Virtual 1-day course (online)

  • Cost: $400.00
  • Times: 9am-6pm (Sunday) ONLINE attendance
  • Certification Requirements: Successfully complete the online
    Pool Operator Primer (POP) course PRIOR to the online class
    date. Attend the class session and complete the online written
    examination with a 75% or greater.
  • MUST provide proof of a BMV-issued ID to obtain certification
    – driver’s License, CDL, ID, etc. Please note, a school ID or any
    other form of ID WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Certification Validity: 5 years
  • Please note, this course is conducted by H&L Pool’s PHTA
    Instructors

Location:

Chatham Hills Country Club
1100 Chatham Hills Blvd
Westfield, IN 46074

*Upon arrival, please check in at the front desk and indicate you are there for CPO training. If you are participating in the Blended course, a copy of the completion certification of the online FUSION/POP course MUST be presented to the Instructor to be permitted to attend the in-person course.

Refund/Cancellation policy:

  • A full refund for traditional course registrations is available upto 4 weeks from the first day of class
  • If book/materials were shipped, $75 will be withheld to cover the book/shipping cost. Return of the book/materials will not be accepted
  • If an online course is selected, $150 will be withheld to cover the cost of the online course. Please note, the online course is valid for 6 months and may be accepted by other PHTA Instructors
  • Refunds will not be issued less than 4 weeks from the first date of class. A class credit may be issued for a future class
  • Please ensure the shipping address is correct prior to registration. H&L Pools nor the PHTA are responsible for lost parcels. Replacement material/books are available at an additional cost
  • Attendance is required on all online and in-person dates as specified above. Failure to arrive on-time may result in dismissal from the course and disqualification from certification. Video is required on all online courses. Failure to provide live video will result in a no-show
  • Any final exam retakes MUST be scheduled with the course instructor. An exam retake fee will apply
  • A $25 late charge will be applied toward registrations 2 weeks or less from the start date. Please note, materials may not be mailed, but will be available at the class

Photos from CPO Classes

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