Certified Pool Operator

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 8:00 AM (EST) to Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM (EST)
The Haven at Reed Creek
303 Wave Hill
Martinez, GA 30907
United States
* Registration open until 2/9/21 at 4:59 PM (EST)

Event Details

Through the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (Formerly National Swimming Pool Foundation), Chadwell University is an approved provider of the CPO certification. The PHTA Certified Pool & Spa Operator class fulfills the local & state requirements for certification for pool service technicians. This course provides the knowledge necessary to operate and manage public pools & spas. Certification requires 16 hours, over 2-days, of classroom instruction and a passing score on the exam; certification is valid for five years.

If you need CPO certification for South Carolina, you are required to stay an extra hour for instruction/study on day 1 (one) & take the S.C. exam. Email us immediately if this is applicable to you.

Study materials are available in Spanish. Email us immediately if you need Spanish materials.  

Class will be instructed by Vann Flippen, a PHTA Certified Instructor with Chadwell Supply.

Admission Price: $325 for members / $365 for non-members

Registration Fee Includes: The PHTA handbook, PHTA exam fee, hard copy certificate, and lunch for both days.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Regulations & Guidelines
  • Swimming Pool Calculation
  • Filtration & Circulation
  • Pool Water Contamination & Disinfection
  • Chemical Feed & Control
  • Pool Water Testing
  • Spas & Warm Water Pools
  • Pool Management & Operation Problems
  • Pool & Spa Maintenance
  • Renovation & Modernization
  • Disease & Accident Prevention

What You’ll Need:

  • Photo ID
  • Calculator (not a smartphone)
  • #2 Pencils
  • Highlighter

Registration Deadline is January 31, 2021. Late registrations will be accepted depending on space availability.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received by email, to office@aagaonline.com, a minimum of 3 business days prior to the event. Late cancellations and no shows will be charged the full invoiced amount.  

There is a minimum of 10 students required to hold this class. AAGA reserves the right to reschedule or cancel the class if the minimum is not met.


February 9
8:00 AM Registration/Check In
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Class
February 10
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Class - Day 2

For More Information:

Apartment Association of Greater Augusta Logo P.O. Box 211325
Augusta, Georgia 30917

Optional Study Prior to Class:

PHTA's Pool Math Workbook may help some students prepare for the CPO class. This $10 workbook can be ordered prior to your class from www.nspf.org/content/pool-math-workbook. To access a digital version of the full CPO Handbook to review prior to class, please email learn@chadwellsupply.com (There will be a $70 non-refundable fee when digital materials are requested).