CPO Course Information

CPO Course Information

CPO Course Information

Customer Training

Whether your staff is tenured or you’re looking for guidance for a new facility, Aqua Pure can provide you with the training and expertise you need. We provide consultations, training, water analysis, and equipment assessments at no charge to all of our customers. In addition, we offer free annual training sessions to our customers. These training sessions incorporate our customers’ facility regulations and requirements, the Illinois Department of Public Health Swimming Pool Bathing and Beach Codes, and the National Swimming Pool Foundation Handbook Guidelines. Certified Pool Operator (CPO®) classes are also available as taught through the National Swimming Pool Foundation, and to date Aqua Pure has trained and certified more than 700 pool

professionals. Our award-winning instructor provides training and education that can be incorporated to protect your facility with emphasis placed on: Regulations & Guidelines, Pool & Spa Management, Proper Water Chemistry, Water Problems, Equipment, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.


Certified Pool-Spa Operator (CPO) Certification Program



Certified Pool-Spa Operator (CPO) Certification Program


With over 400,000 students trained since 1972, the Certified Pool & Operator® (CPO®) certification program is the world’s leading education and certification program for maintaining the safety of pools and keeping them open.

A CPO® is a person who has successfully completed a specific course of instructions sanctioned by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), formerly NSPF, for pools and spas. Training offered through this CPO® course will equip each operator with the knowledge, techniques and skills for optimal pool and spa operations. Everything learned in this course will help protect both the swimmers and the facility itself.

As an award-winning CPO® instructor with twenty-plus years of industry experience, your instructor will provide a thorough breakdown of mitigating any potential hazards. This will come with an emphasis on the importance of applying all tools learned for facility preservation and reduction of operating costs, as well as the standard of care expected from each facility’s CPO®.

PHTA CPO® Certification is the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training instruction. The Illinois Department of Public Health recognizes the CPO® as a verifiable certification. Qualification for eligibility of IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) is available.


The curriculum of CPO® Certification course will cover information from the Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook, local codes with supplement handouts and final exam review.

Two-Day Classroom – in-person engaging, course hours 7:30am to 4:00pm.

Virtual Class – virtual interactive, course hours 8:00am to 3:30pm.

Blended Format – hybrid option combines an 8-to-10-hour self-study online Pool Operator Primer Course (POP) with the CPO Fusion Course. Complete the POP Course and attend the second day of a two-day or virtual classroom course to complete the Fusion course and take the exam.

Please note that the certification is valid for five years, and Spanish materials are available upon request.


You may download the registration form here Aqua Pure CPO 2021 SUMMER FALL Registration Form.pdf to complete and send to our office. Alternatively, you may fill out a contact form and we will reach out to you to provide you with a proposal and registration form for your convenience. Pricing is available on the registration form and under Descriptions below.


AUGUST 17 & 18, 2021

Two-Day In-Person CPO Class

Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge

335 E. Boughton Road - Bolingbrook, IL 60440

SEPTEMBER 28 & 29, 2021

Two-Day Virtual CPO Class

If you have any questions, please contact us: apei@aquapure-il.com or call the office at 630-771-1310