Pool & Hot Tub Alliance--Certified Pool/Spa Operators Course
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CPO 2 Day Course, Includes CPO handbook, Pool math workbook, study guide.
CPO Blended Course, eliminates 1st day of class, includes all above materials and online access code for online course work.
Class fee payable with credit card or by check received 3 weeks prior to class.
Class fee may be applied to any location without penalty.
Cancellation of 2 day class will incur a $25 administrative fee, Blended class materials and administrative fee of $250.
Student must present a photo ID for admission to class, and attend all segments to sit for test.
A minimum score of 75% is required for certification.
A retesting fee of $35.00 fee will apply for a student who did not achieve a certification score. No additional class fee will apply.
Pool & Hot Tub Alliance CPO Certification
CPOSM Certification provides individuals with the knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. CPOSM Certification, the world's leading verifiable pool and spa training credential, is available as a blended training program. The CPOSM Certification program is also eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
The CPOSM Certification program requires participation in either a two-day in-person class (14-16 hours) taught by a certified instructor or the blended format that combines the online Pool Operator Primer and one day of the Pool Operator Fusion in-person class of instruction. An open book written examination is required.
This two-day class covers 14-16 hours of information from the PHTASMPool & Spa Operator Handbook and local codes taught by a certified PHTASM Instructor. This dynamic setting offers direct interaction with an instructor and fellow students. Pass the open book exam and earn CPOSM certification.
Pool Operator Primer
This online training program can be the first step to earning a CPOSM Certification. This online curriculum follows the 18 chapters in the PHTASM & Spa Operator Handbook , which is provided. *BONUS* Students have access to the Pool Operator Primer online course for six months giving them the opportunity to review the material many times.
Pool Operator Fusion
This one-day in-person class is offered by a certified PHTASM Instructor and is an economical and convenient way to achieve the CPOSM Certification.
You have two options to receive your CPOSM Certification:
2-Day Classroom CPOSM Certification Course
CPOSM Certification Blended Training - Pool Operator Primer plus Pool Operator Fusion
CPOSM Certification Program Benefits
Proven educational tool
Widely accepted by local and state authorities
Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes
Includes a comprehensive handbook that is updated regularly
Taught by PHTASM Certified Instructors
Recognized nationally and internationally
Gives participants a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care, management and risk reduction
Eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs)