CPO Certification


The Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) certification program is the world’s leading education and certification program for keeping pools safer and keeping them open. Over 400,000 students have been trained since 1972.
CPO certification provides individuals with the knowledge, techniques, and skills required for proper pool operations.
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Why is CPO Certification Important?
PHTA (Pool & Hot Tub Alliance) certification represents excellence in achievement and demonstrates proficiency in the pool and hot tub professional. Certified professionals have completed rigorous testing and are required to commit to ongoing professional development and recertification.  
Credential holders have a proven skillset and have shown a broad knowledge of their specialty. Certification reflects a deep personal commitment and a sense of accountability, inspiring credibility and confidence in the individual’s professional knowledge.  
Research shows that certified professionals bring increased productivity and lower costs to a project. Hiring PHTA certified individuals or investing in PHTA certification for your current employees can help your organization in many ways, including: 
  • Increase your staff satisfaction and retention 
  • Increase your staff competency level 
  • Build a strong, dedicated team committed to high standards of quality 
  • Promote ongoing enhancement of knowledge and skills 
  • Increase accuracy and productivity 
  • Improve efficiency and reduce cost 
Instructor: Jason Shepard
Where: Sleep Inn & Suites | Acme, MI
When: See upcoming dates below 👇 Registration begins at 7:30am. Classes run from 8am-4:30pm each day.
Class Size: To comply with Covid-19 spacial requirements, class sizes are limited to 8 students.
Tuition: $355 – Includes course materials.
You Will Need a photo ID, calculator, #2 pencil, hi-lighter and notebook paper in addition to provided materials.
February 28 & March 1, 2022 (Register by February 14)

Please note that a two (2) week notice is required to allow adequate time for course materials to arrive prior to your class date.

  • 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

Certified Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook

This fundamental training and reference manual is for aquatic professionals, including operators, health officials, service technicians, retailers, property managers, and manufacturers. Industry leaders recognize this handbook as the single most important resource for the recreational water industry. Handbook features include:

  • Full color throughout
  • Color-coded chapter identification
  • Expanded keyword index and table of contents
  • Mathematical and calculation guides

Pool Math Workbook

The Pool Math™ Workbook is the industry’s leading textbook focused solely on making swimming pool and spa calculations easier. The workbook begins with a basic math skills test, allowing students to determine basic math knowledge and ability, and also includes important conversions and calculation review.

Sleep Inn & Suites

This CPO course will be located at the Sleep Inn & Suites Acme – Traverse City right across from beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay. This convenient location offers plenty of opportunity for rest and relaxation (post course instruction, of course 😉) and nearby eateries that offer curbside and indoor dining.

Sleep Inn & Suites Acme – Traverse City
5520 US 31 North, Building A, Acme, MI 49610
Phone: (231) 938-7000

Ask for the “Pool Doctor Rate” for an exclusive accommodation price of $59 a night (taxes not included).

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