What is the Certified Pool-Spa Operator® Program?

The Certified Pool-Spa Operator® program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1982, resulting in more than 360,000 successful CPO® certifications in 85 countries. The CPO® certification program is widely accepted by health departments. The current CPO® Handbook has been updated to include the most current information available, including the addition of the metric calculations.

Instructors receive comprehensive training and certification to teach the CPO® certification program. These instructors represent every segment in the aquatic industry including operators, health officials, service professionals, builders, manufactures, property managers, retailers, and academicians. The training these instructors provide has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.

How Can I receive Certified Pool-Spa Operator® Training?

We understand your time is limited, so training is now available in several convenient formats to choose from:

1) Classroom CPO® Certification

A two-day class that covers 14-16 hours of information from The Handbook (provided) and local codes taught by an PHTA Instructor. This dynamic setting offers direct interactions with an instructor and fellow students. Pass the open book exam and earn CPO® certification

2) Pool Operator Primer™

Can be the first step to earning CPO® certification or an education in the fundamentals. Online curriculum follows the 18 chapters in The Handbook, which is provided. Successful completion earns a personalized Record of Completion. If you choose to pursue CPO® certification, contact Valley Aquatic Solutions to enroll in a Pool Operator Fusion™ class within six months.

3) Pool Operator Fusion™

Convenient way to achieve CPO® certification. This one-day class is offered by PHTA Instructors and is often the second day of the two-day Classroom CPO® certification course. Sign up for a Fusion™ class by contacting an PHTA Instructor. Students must present a Pool Operator Primer™ Record of Completion and successfully complete a Pool Operator Fusion™ class to earn CPO® certification

CPO Dates & Locations

2020 Fall Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Class schedule.

NEW: CPO Private Training Now Available

We are now offering private training for groups of 5 or more. Call now to schedule your private training! (920) 687-8351


CPO Dates & Locations:

Hilton Garden Inn

Oshkosh, WI

Oct 27-28, 2020

Holiday Inn

Stevens Point, WI


Nov 3-4, 2020

Course Cost:

2-Day Classroom CPO Certification: $345

Fusion Course: $365

– Highly suggested that you purchase the “Pool Math Workbook” when registering for only $19.95.

– Class sessions will start at 8:00 a.m. daily & adjourn at 5:00 p.m

– An optional tutoring session will be offered from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the evening of the first day.

– A professional, non-commercial oriented presentation.

Classes Fill Up Fast – Call now to reserve your seat! (920) 687-8351

Registration Form

  • Seminar attendance limited to 15 persons. This allows sufficient time for special problems and personalized attention.
  • Classes will be held in complete compliance to the guidelines of the CDC concerning COVID-19.

REGISTRATION FEE: Course Cost: 2-Day Classroom CPO Certification: $345. Fusion Course: $365 No registration at the door. No refund due to non-attendance. Credit Cards Accepted – Enclose Check or Money Order Payable to:

Valley Aquatic Solutions

2009 Enterprise Drive

DePere, WI 54115