Why be a CPO® ?

  1. It is required by Florida State code that An individual who services a public pool by maintaining the cleanliness, water quality and chemical balance of public pools shall be certified"

  2. Job description requirement

  3. Professional development

  4. Insurance & regulatory compliance

  5. Better maintained swimming Pools result in less expenses and equipment replacement & better health and safety for the public and employees



Course Information

  • The CPO® certification program requires participation in either a two-day class (14-16 hours) taught by a certified instructor.

  • The CPO® certification program includes pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment, and government requirements

  • The CPO® certification program requires an open book written examination

  • The CPO® certification is valid for five years

Who should be a CPO® ?  

  • Pool owners

  • Pool managers and supervisors

  • Pool maintenance staff

  • Lifeguards

  • Housekeeping Pool attendants

  • Managers on duty



  • Pool and Spa service company employees

  • Pool technicians

  • Health officials

  • Building officials

  • Property managers


The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) was established in 1964 to serve the public through research and education. It is the leader for improvements in Pool and Spa safety, operation and management. Recognizing the need for trained operators to manage public and commercial facilities in 1974 NSPF developed the Certified Pool/Spa Operator course.It is widely acceptedby state, national and international health officials.