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Certified Pool Operator 6/29-30/2022

Certified Pool Operator 6/29-30/2022

Earn your CPO certification!

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 8:00 AM (EDT) to Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 5:30 PM (EDT)

* Registration open until 6/28/22 at 12:00 PM ()

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 have a South Carolina license ID, 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.  

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

Admission Price: $350 for members / $400 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

The registration deadline is June 24, 2022. Late registrations will be accepted depending on space availability.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received by email, to, 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.


June 29
8:00 AM Registration/Check In
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Class - Day 1
June 30
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Class - Day 2
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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 To access a digital version of the full CPO Handbook to review prior to class, please email (There will be a $70 non-refundable fee when digital materials are requested).