The CPO® certification in a blended format 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.
The cost of the Pool Operator Primer™ (POP™) and the Pool Operator Fusion™(Fusion™) second day classroom training is $355.00 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.