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.