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Recertification- Primer & Test 2nd day (2 hours)

You must complete the online portion and test before expiration of your CPO certification.


Pool Operator Primer(purchased from another source) to Certification- 2nd day(8 hours)

You must complete the online portion and within 6 months schedule the the second day of class where additional information will be covered and certification testing will be completed. You must print the certificate of completion to bring to any of the classees listed below.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance--Certified Pool/Spa Operators Course

Please read the following carefully and call or email any questions.

CPO Recertification Course, Includes online code, CPO handbook, pool math workbook and study guide.

Class fee payable with credit card or by check received 3 weeks prior to class.

Class fee may be applied to any APBFI class location without penalty.

Cancellation of the class Primer purchased from another source will incur a $25 administrative fee.

Cancellation of the Recertification class will incur 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 74% 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). 


Course Options

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:

  1. 2-Day Classroom CPOSM Certification Course
  2. 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) 

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