COVID-19 Certified Pool Operator (CPO®) Online Certification Classes

Updates to the Certified Pool Operator (CPO®) Course

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) has authorized a 100% online version of the Certified Pool Operator (CPO®) Course and allowing the CPO instructors to move the two-day instructor led class (traditionally in a classroom) via a live virtual online CPO class for a limited time offering.

We will be having the upcoming live virtual two-day instructor led CPO classes (Class dates subject to change). Please note, you do not have to be in the same time zone to attend the class:

East Coast Live Virtual Two Day Instructor-Led CPO Class on May 24-25, 2022

West Coast Live Virtual Two Day Instructor-Led CPO Class on June 7-8, 2022

Midwest Live Virtual Two Day Instructor-Led CPO Class on June 14-15, 2022

East Coast Live Virtual Two Day Instructor-Led CPO Class on June 28-29, 2022

West Coast Live Virtual Two Day Instructor-Led CPO Class on July 5-6, 2022

Midwest Live Virtual Two Day Instructor-Led CPO Class on July 12-13, 2022

East Coast Live Virtual Two Day Instructor-Led CPO Class on July 18-19, 2022

Upcoming Live Virtual Two Day Instructor-Led CPO Class on TBD (typically, we have classes in each time zone every month)

Here’s How to Get Your Certified Pool Operator Certification in 6 Simple Steps:

1) Pick Your Format. There are two ways you can take your CPO online:

Live Virtual Class – Traditional: 2 Day Class Via Zoom – This class is like our standard two-day instructor led CPO class, but instead of a classroom, we are doing it via webinar software.  Course Cost: Early Registration: $355.00, Registration within Two Weeks of Class: $375.00

Live Virtual Class – Pool Operator Primer POP/Pool Operator Fusion: 1 Day Self-Paced E-Learning, 1 Day Via Zoom – This class gives you a bit more flexibility. You can do your E-Learning at your own pace, and then join into the second day webinar. Choose your webinar date when you enroll.  Course Cost: Early Registration: $400.00, Registration within Two Weeks of Class: $420.00

2) Pick Your Dates. Choose the class dates that best work for your schedule.  Choose your class and follow the prompts on the registration form to enroll.  We are working on the class schedule to move to the live virtual classes.

3) Get Ready. We will ship your CPO handbook and supplemental materials immediately upon enrollment.  Your CPO handbook and welcome information will arrive in 2-3 mail days via USPS.  Enroll with the mailing address you would like the CPO packet to be sent to.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delays in mail can be up to a week.  If registering late, you may expedite shipping of the books for an extra $25.00.

4) Check Your System. You will need a reliable computer, webcam and access to the internet for your course.  We are using Zoom for our webinars which you can access via most internet browsers.

5) Lock Off Your Schedule. Your Live Virtual Class will typically run 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM unless otherwise noted.

6) Attend Your Live Virtual Course. We will “see you” in class. Your program will conclude with your CPO examination proctored online.   You will have three hours to complete the 50 question exam.  The exam is open notes and open book.

If you do not pass the exam on the first try, there is a $85.00 re-examination fee.

To Register for the Virtual CPO® Online Course

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

You may also make payment for your course via Zelle to: spcg@inspectmypool.com.

If paying by check, please make checks payable to: SPCG INC and mail to: Sherwood Pool Consulting Group Inc., 10401 Venice Blvd, #322, Los Angeles, CA 90034.  Please note, check payments must be received before the CPO materials are mailed out and for the student to attend the class.

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

Certified Pool Operator Course Class Schedule

Please click here for our Certified Pool Operator Course Class Schedule.