From Pool and spa operator certification programs to the latest industry standards, Spear Corporation is committed to keeping our staff and clients informed about the latest pool industry regulations.
What is the Certified Pool/Spa Operator® Certification Program
CPO® certification courses are designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. The Certified Pool/Spa Operator® certification program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 342,623 successful CPO® certifications in 86 countries. Many state and local health departments accept the CPO® certification program. Instructors receive comprehensive training and certification to teach the CPO® certification program. These instructors represent every segment in the aquatics industry including operators, health officials, service professionals, builders, manufacturers, property managers, retailers, and academicians. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.
- Proven educational tool
- Widely accepted by local and state authorities
- Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes
- Comprehensive handbook that is updated regularly
- All courses are taught by NSPF® certified instructors
- The CPO® certification is recognized nationally and internationally
- Gives participants a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care, management and risk reduction
$350.00 per person which includes Instructional material, NSPF certification fee and course expenses and 1 CPO handbook (plus tax, if applicable). All books will be shipped. Late registrations will pick up book at the class. Must register 10 business days before class for books to be shipped. Please bring a handheld calculator with you to the course. It would be a benefit to you to review the CPO handbook prior to the course. Attendance to all sessions is mandatory to qualify to take the CPO exam. Spear Corporation reserves the right to cancel the course if necessary with full refund.
- If you are unable to attend the course you registered for, you must notify us three weeks before the first day of the class to get a full refund.
- Cancellations within 3 weeks of the first day of class will be charged a $50.00 cancellation fee.
Brian Spear has been employed in the field of aquatics since 1990. He has been instructing the CPO Course since 2005. Brian started at Spear Corporation as a Service Technician and then later served in the position of Project Manager, while specializing in mechanical room renovations and new construction. Brian is currently serving as President […]
Sam Blake has been employed in the field of aquatics since 1995. He has been instructing the CPO Class since 2005. While at Spear Corporation, Sam has specialized in the design and construction of chemical systems, filtration systems and pool design. Sam’s experience in the Aquatic Industry include consulting on the following facility designs; 2012 […]
Bryce Jones has been employed in the field of aquatics since 1999. He has been instructing the CPO Class since 2011. His goal and approach to this course is to educate participants and give them a better understanding of the operator’s role in swimming pool care and management. While at Spear Corporation, Bryce has consulted […]
Mike Shepherd has been employed in the field of aquatics since 2015. He earned his NSPF Instructor Certification in January of 2018. Mike has over 30 years’ experience in sales, services and management in the commercial specialty chemical/fluids industries. His approach to the course is to impart critical knowledge and instruction to help facilitate a […]
Charlie has been employed in the field of aquatics since 2004. He has been instructing the CPO Course since 2018. His approach to teaching is to enhance the day-to-day operations for pool operators across our region and educate them on pools, pool operation and pool safety. While working in the field and utilizing a hands-on […]
CPO Course Schedule
2023 CPO Dates
April 19-20, 2023 – CPO Two Day Traditional Classroom CPO Course at Spear Corporation – Roachdale, IN.
May 3-4, 2023 – CPO Two Day Traditional Classroom CPO Course at Spear Corporation – Roachdale, IN.
The course is $350.00 per person and includes Instructional material, PHTA certification fee, course expenses and 1 CPO handbook (plus tax, if applicable).
Registration time 8:00-8:30, first day of class 8:30 – 5:00 pm, second day of class 8:30 – 4:00 pm. These times are approximate.
Call us to register. You may also email Jennifer for information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spear Corporation is currently scheduling site visits to evaluate what is needed to bring your facility into compliance with the new ADA Regulations. Please contact us at 800-642-6640 or email@example.com to schedule your site visit.
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