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How do I get a CPO Certification?

How Do I Get My CPO Certification?

Receiving your CPO Certification is simple and the award-winning instructors at Pool Training Academy are ready to help you! Read below to get a quick overview of what receiving your Certified Pool Operator Certification entails.

Getting CPO Certified

Getting your NSPF/PHTA Certified Pool Operator Certification is easy! Here is the most common way students complete the course:

  1. Sign up for a fully online CPO Certification class that is convenient and easy
  2. Watch the engaging self-paced video module series at your convenience 
  3. Join your award-winning instructor for a Zoom Meeting & Then Take The Exam!

There are other options if sitting through a 2-day course isn't for you!

CPO Courses In-Person

Some operators prefer a traditional classroom setting. We are proud to still offer our courses in person as well. We have many convenient class dates and locations, so you can find one that works with your schedule.

Getting Your CPO Certificate

Once you have completed the course online or in-class, you will take the CPO Exam. Once you pass the CPO exam, you will receive your CPO Certification.


Choosing The Right CPO Instructors

Getting CPO Certified is actually quite easy if you're taking the course from the right teachers! The information can get technical at times, so it's important you select a class that knows how to make the information easy to understand. The Pool Training Academy has one of the highest pass-rates of any of the CPO schools in the USA - and our students emerge with not JUST a certification, but a true understanding of how their pools work, how to keep them running efficiently and safely, and most importantly - an education that can help them for years to come!

You can sign up here to attend one of Pool Training Academy’s Certified Pool Operator (CPO) courses taught by one of our Award-winning CPO (Certified Pool Operator) Instructors.


The Best CPO Certification Program

Pool Training Academy offers an award-winning 2-day classroom experience that is like NO OTHER certified pool operator course offered anywhere else! Most courses are boring, hard to understand and, unfortunately, their goal is to just get you to pass the test, whether you learn anything or not. Our hands-on program couldn't me more different!

With the Pool Training Academy you will be immersed you in a fun and engaging course that we personally designed and have been teaching for nearly 40 years! But it isn't just dry or boring book learning! Our award-winning instructors will guide you through the certification program while offering advice and expertise in all aspects of pool operation management.

We aren't just educators - we have been working in the pool industry in every way for decades and understand the real struggles associate with maintaining a safe, profitable, and professional pool.

We guarantee you won't find a better CPO class anywhere! Just see what some of our past students are saying about Pool Training Academy.

Where Can I Attend A Certified Pool Operator Course?

Pool Training Academy offers CPO classes in many states and has been known for decades as the premier educational group servicing the Colorado Front Range - including, Denver, Fort Collins, Castle Rock, and Colorado Springs. We currently offer award winning certification programs in:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Texas
  • Utah


How much does CPO Certification Cost?

A Certified Pool Operator Course through Pool Training Academy can cost as little as $350.00. This price is the same whether you choose to attend an online course or one in person. The price includes a copy of the Pool Operator Handbook, a 2-day in-class course/online learning module access, the Pool Training Academy math workbook, and certification fee.

Prices do vary by location and class type, though. 

A Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification through Pool Training Academy is one of the most affordable courses in the United States and is guaranteed to be the best aquatics education in the country as well. Our NSPF/PHTA Certified CPO Instructors are the highest awarded instructors in the US and focus on making education fun, engaging, stimulating, and most importantly applicable to the operator.

If you are interested in signing up for an award winning Pool Training Academy CPO (Certified Pool Operator) Course, it is as easy as clicking here.

We're Here To Help!

We hope that this has helped you understand what steps you'll need to follow to get CPO certified! Of course, if you have any questions, we are always here to help!

You can email us your questions to or call us anytime! We are here to help!

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