Safety through education

Certified Pool Operator - CPO

CPO is a national certification valid for 5 years. Required by many states, this comprehensive training program provides attendees with a detailed approach to aquatic facility safety & management. This program covers topics including:

  • Department of Health regulations and recommendations

  • National standards including:

    • Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

    • International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC)

  • Water testing, treatment and record keeping protocol

  • Chemicals for sanitation, oxidation, and water balance

  • Disinfection byproducts (DBPs)

  • Alternative sources of disinfection

  • Air quality in and around aquatic facilities

  • Risk management and safety considerations

  • Drowning prevention strategies

  • Cost-saving strategies

  • Design considerations and innovations


Pesticide Applicator license holders will also earn 6 Core and 4 Category 24 PA Pesticide Applicator continuing eduction credits.

The first half of this course is completed online at your convenience in the comfort of your home or office.  Register to attend the second half of the course, live, at any of the following locations.  


February 16, 2018 in Hersheypark, PA


May 18 & Sept. 21, 2018 in Reading, PA


September 11, 2018 in Wilkes-Barre, PA


September 20, 2018 in Stroudsburg, PA

Certified Pool Operator
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