Certified Pool-Spa Operator (CPO) Certification Program

Certified Pool-Spa Operator (CPO) Certification Program
Weight 1.00 lbs
Manufacturer APEI TRAINING


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 2022 SPRING - 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.



March 2 & 3. 2022
Glen Ellyn PD - Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center
800 St. Charles Road - Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

May 3 & 4. 2022
Ashbury's - Boughton Ridge Golf Course
335 E. Boughton Road - Bolingbrook, IL 60440

September 27 & 28. 2022
Live 2-Day Virtual CPO Class

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

Our Price: $379.00


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  • Pool and Spa Management to reduce risks, prevent recreational water illness, suction entrapment, electrocutions, chemical hazards. Duty of care
  • Regulations & Guidelines: Illinois Department of Public Health, Federal, industry agencies, local ordinance, ADA, NSF, VGB, etc.
  • Proper water chemistry, testing, record keeping, troubleshooting, calculations for water adjustments. Understanding chemical feed and control technology
  • Maintenance: routine, preventive, annual, keeping records, managing of repairs, importance of budgeting
  • The certificate is good for 5 years.


Cost for 2022 CPO Classes:

Two-Day Classroom:

    • $379.00 per one (1) student for 2 day course
    • $360.05 per student with two (2) or more students from the same facility
    • $360.05 per re-certifying student must provide CPO® ID

Virtual Class:

    • $361.50 per one (1) student for 2 virtual course
    • $343.42 per student with two (2) or more students from the same facility
    • $343.42 per re-certifying student must provide CPO® ID

Blended Format:

    • $436.00 per one (1) student for 2 fusion (primer on-line) course
    • $383.68 per student with two (2) or more students from the same facility
    • $383.68 per re-certifying student must provide CPO® ID

Meals: Refreshments served each morning and lunch is available on the second day of a live class, if allowed by the facility.

Questions: apei@aquapure-il.com mobile: 630-774-6052.

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