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Certified Pool Operator Course

Certified Pool Operator Course

Swimming pools and spas must be maintained under the supervision and direction of a properly trained operator who shall be responsible for the sanitation, safety and proper maintenance of the pool and all the physical and mechanical equipment and records. This two day course will cover state & federal regulations, liability & risk management, filtration systems & recirculation, pool chemistry & calculations, water sanitizing & testing, maintenance & troubleshooting, renovations and more. The NSPF CPO Handbook cost is included with the class. Study materials are available in Spanish. Taught by Vann Flippen, a NSPF Certified Instructor with Chadwell Supply.

Attendees to this course should be: 

Individuals who service public pools must be certified based on the state code 511-3-5.22(1)(2) under the Georgia Department of Public Health. 

Students will need to bring: 

#2 pencils, Photo ID, Calculator (NOT your smartphone), and a highlighter.  If you need certification in both GA & SC, you will be required to take an additional test for South Carolina certification. 

Note: If you need CPO certification for South Carolina, there is an additional test you will be required to take. Bring your SC ID to class & notify us

Admission Price: 

$300 members / $350 nonmembers

Cancellation/No-Show policy: 

Cancellations must be received by April 15th. After April 15th, no refunds can be given, but substitutions are allowed. All no-shows will be invoiced. Pay at door is for members only; all nonmembers must pay in advance. 

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