Certified Pool Operator (CPO®) Certification Classes

Our primary service is teaching the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), formerly the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) Certified Pool/Spa Operator®  Certification (CPO®) course. This national certification teaches pool professionals how to properly maintain their pools in accordance with state regulations and industry standards.

Two Day CPO® Course Information

The CPO® certification course is a two-day in classroom setting that covers all 18 chapters from the PHTA (formerly NSPF® ) Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook as well as local and state codes. This dynamic setting offers direct interaction with our knowledgeable instructors that provides you with the basic knowledge, skills and techniques of pool and spa operations such as: risk and liability, water chemistry, filters and pumps, pool calculations, as well as management and maintenance and local state codes. There are no prerequisites for this class.

Typically, registration will start at 08:00am on the first day.  Both days run from 8:00am to 5:00pm, with the exam given on day two.  The attendee will have three hours to complete the 50 question exam.  The exam is open notes and open book.

Two Day CPO® Course Cost

The cost of the course is $305.00 per student prior to two weeks of class and $330.00 if registered within two weeks of class.  This includes the handbook, all of the study material, the exam, and the certification (as long as you receive a minimum of 75% on the exam) from the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) and is valid for 5 years, along with the two days of instruction.  The certification is recognized nationally and internationally.

To register, for one of our Two Day CPO® Certification Courses, please complete the online SPCG CPO Registration Form.  You may also download the SPCG CPO Registration Form and email back to: spcg@inspectmypool.com and call: (424) 307-1995 to provide payment.

If paying by check, please make checks payable to: Sherwood Pool Consulting Group and mail to: Sherwood Pool Consulting Group, 10401 Venice Blvd, #322, Los Angeles, CA 90034.  The checks must be received two weeks before class or the late registration fee will apply.

Please note, credit card payments will incur at 4% credit card processing fee.

Online CPO® Training

You also have the option of completing the CPO® certification in a blended format that consists of the online Pool Operator Primer™ (POP™) and the one day of the Pool Operator Fusion™(Fusion™) in-person class instruction.

The POP™ online course (Day 1) covers all 18 chapters in the Pool/Spa Operator® Handbook.  There are 8 online lessons associated with the CPO® Certification course.  At the end of the lesson, you must achieve an 80% on each test.  Students have access to the POP™ online course for six months giving them the opportunity to review the material as many times as they want.  Once you have completed the online training, you will print out the certificate of completion and bring it to the second day of any two-day classroom training in order for to take the exam.  There are no exceptions.

The Pool Operator Fusion™ (Day 2) consists of attending the second day of classroom training after successful completion of the Day 1 online training to take your exam.

Online CPO® Training Course Cost

The cost of the Pool Operator Primer™ (POP™) and the Pool Operator Fusion™(Fusion™) second day classroom training is $350.00 per person.  This price includes POP™ online course (Day 1), the handbook, all of the study material, the Fusion™ (Day 2) – the second day of classroom training, the exam, and the certification (as long as you receive a minimum of 75% on the exam) from the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) and is valid for 5 years, along with the two days of instruction.  The certification is recognized nationally and internationally.

Once you have paid for the Online CPO® Training Course, we will provide you the online training code and instructions on how to access the online course.   Please note, the online training codes are non-refundable.

To register for the Online CPO® Training Course, please complete the online SPCG CPO Registration Form.  You may also download the SPCG CPO Registration Form and email back to: spcg@inspectmypool.com and call: (424) 307-1995 to provide payment.

If paying by check, please make checks payable to: Sherwood Pool Consulting Group and mail to: Sherwood Pool Consulting Group, 10401 Venice Blvd, #322, Los Angeles, CA 90034.  The checks must be received two weeks before class or the late registration fee will apply.

Please note, credit card payments will incur at 4% credit card processing fee.

Hosted/Private Certified Pool Operator Course

Sherwood Pool Consulting Group offers private courses at your facility with your team and staff.  A certified instructor will conduct the two day CPO® certification course.  This is a great way to get a more in depth and hands on training with your facility’s pool equipment and to familiarize your staff on the importance of aquatic safety.  SPCG will supply all the training materials.  However, students are asked to bring their own writing utensils, paper, and calculators.

For more information on hosted CPO® certification, please contact us at: (424) 346-0095/(424) 307-1995 or email us at: spcg@inspectmypool.com.

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21-22 Long Beach, CA

22-23 West LA, CA

28-29 New York, NY

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