How Do I Get My Pool Certification Online?

In today’s current employment climate, people across the country are looking for new, stable careers that don’t take years of education in order to enter. Becoming a Certified Pool Operator® is a great option for those looking for a brighter future. But during this current pandemic, how can you safely go about becoming a CPO®? Getting a pool certification online is easier and more convenient than ever. Let’s go over the process so you can dive right in. 


The Course & Process

Getting a pool certification online has two options. Each requires knowledge of all topics covered in the nationally certified Pool/Spa Operator® Handbook. Our course covers 18 chapters with 8 online lessons Certified Pool Operator®. You can choose to attend the course as a “live” training via Zoom based on our regular two-day course in-person format or taking it as a blended option with online self-paced training and a one-day Zoom session. For the online self-paced training, the handbook is reviewed via video and audio modules with quizzes at the end of each section. You must score 80% or higher on each quiz to proceed to the next chapter. You have 6 months to complete the online self-paced training and you can sign in as many times as you’d like. Once you’ve passed the online portion, you have a 6-month period to complete training with an instructor and take the exam. Currently, you can do this online via a one-day Zoom session or at an in-person session near you.

COVID-19 Safety

For in-person classes, you don’t need to stress about COVID-19 safety measures. Every recommended procedure is in place to protect the health of both the instructors and those getting certified. We use the utmost caution and best practices. Our class venues are following CDC protocols requiring masks for anyone who enters, supplying extra sanitation stations, and reducing class capacities.  For more information on our safety protocols, please take a look at the video on our homepage

Choosing The Right Courses

Not all pool certification online courses are the same. In order to pass the test, you’ll need a stronger grasp of the subject matter than only a well-designed course can provide. Look for a company with strong google reviews and a good word-of-mouth reputation. It’s also a good idea to look for award-winning courses The purpose isn’t only to pass the test but become a knowledgeable and capable Certified Pool Operator®.


Course Outline

During the pool certification online curriculum, you can expect an introductory section that goes over pool and spa management as well as regulations and standards.  You can also expect to learn essential pool calculations that will help you regulate pool chemicals. You’ll learn about pool contamination, other issues with the water, and how to disinfect it. You’ll find extensive information on pool chemistry, water circulation, and water filtration. There is information on spas, hot tubs, and therapy pools and how they differ from swimming pools in terms of operating procedures. You’ll also learn about swimming facility safety, record keeping, and maintenance.

Expert Pool Certification Online

The best way to learn about residential and commercial pool care is through CPO® certification. Pool Operation Management offers award-winning CPO® certification courses to give you the most comprehensive education in everything involved with pool operation. Over a two-day pool course or during online training, our experienced professionals will not only help you get certified, but you will acquire real-world knowledge to aid you in your career of pool operation. 

We also offer professional pool maintenance for both residential and commercial pools, pool operation consulting, and can even act as an expert witness in pool-related legal cases. To start your CPO® certification courses or use our many services, contact Pool Operation Management today.

*This information is obtained from the Certified Pool and Spa Operator Handbook. This information may not be applicable to your pool based on your pool type and location. One should reference all applicable regulations and standards for your facility.

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