Certified Pool Operator Training Registration

CPO Course

Upcoming Class

November 27th and 28th

Country Inn & Suites Milwaukee West/Brookfield

1250 S. Moorland Rd. 

Brookfield, WI 53005



Certified Pool Operator Training

The CPO seal of approval is assurance to commercially owned pool and spas that their facility and their swimmers are under the supervision of trained professionals.  CPO certification courses are designed to provide individuals with the knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations.  Including pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment, government requirements and more.

  • The CPO certification program requires participation in either a two-day class taught by a certified instructor or the blended format that combines an online Pool Operator Primer Course and a one day Pool Operator Fusion Course.
  • The CPO certification program requires an open book exam and is valid for five years
  • Successful completion of certification program provides eligibility for CEU credits.

Classroom CPO Certification:
This traditional program is a two-day class that covers 14-16 hours of instruction from the NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook and local codes taught by an NSPF instructor.  This dynamic setting offers direct interaction with an instructor and fellow students.  Students will need to pass an open book exam to earn CPO certification.

Pool Operator Primer:
This online training program is the first step to earning a CPO Certification.  This online curriculum follows the chapters in the NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook.  Students have access to the Pool Operator Primer online course for a six month period, which gives them the opportunity to review the material many times.  Successful completion of the Pool Operator Primer earns a Record of Completion.  The student then will need to enroll and successfully complete a Pool Operator Fusion class within six months of completing the Pool Operator Primer to earn a CPO Certification.  You can register for the Pool Operator Primer online at www.nspf.com.

Pool Operator Fusion:
This one-day class is offered by NSPF Instructors and is a convenient way to achieve a CPO Certification.  This one-day class is the second day of any two-day classroom CPO certification course.  You will need to sign up for the Fusion Course after completion of the Pool Operator Primer.  Students must present a Pool Operator Primer Record of Completion and successfully complete the Pool Operator Fusion class and pass the open book exam to earn the CPO Certification.

CEU Credits
NSPF has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.  Beginning September 1, 2008, students successfully completing the classroom course are eligible for 1.8 CEU credits.  Those  completing the on-line Pool Operator Primer are eligible for 0.9 CEU credits and those completing the Pool Operator Fusion are eligible for an additional 0.9 CEU credits.  These credits will be distributed by the NSPF after successful completion of the course.


Registration Information/Fees

The fee for the Classroom Certified Pool Operators course is $325.00, which includes the course handbook, math workbook, lunch (both days) and registration into the NSPF upon passing the exam with a 75% or better.  The fee for the Pool Operator Fusion one-day class is $325, which includes lunch and registration into the NSPF upon passing the exam with a 75% or better.  You must bring your Pool Operator Primer Record of Completion and your CPO handbook.  (provided by the NSPF upon registration for the Primer Online Course)

Course handbook and math workbook will be sent as confirmation of enrollment for the Classroom Certified Pool Operators course two weeks prior to class.  Each registrant for classroom and Fusion MUST bring these course books, calculator and a valid government issued photo ID to the class.  Any student without a handbook will be charged $60.00 for an additional set the day of the course.  Any student without a government-issued ID will not be allowed to take the test.

All students must be registered two weeks before the class date.  Registration is complete only after payment is received.  Payment can be made by calling 920.885.3366 ext. 2345. 

Refund Policy:  No cancellations or transfers accepted two weeks prior to the class.

A number of rooms have been reserved for overnight accommodations.  Please contact the hotel directly four weeks prior to course and mention your reservation in the course under Neuman Pools.  Overnight accommodations are your responsibility.

Please fill out and submit the form below for CPO Registration or call 920.885.8331!




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