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Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO)

Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 8:30 AM (EDT) to Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

* Registration open until 9/7/22 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Full Course Certification Fee: $350 Members | $400 Non-Members (Two-Day)      5-Year Re-Certification Fee: $285 Members | $335 Non-Members (One Day)
Re-Take Exam Fee: $140 Members | $190 Non-Members (OneDay)

Our member pricing minimum is set by the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance formerly the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

Please note! This is a one-day re-test and/or re-certification program offering instruction in swimming pool/spa maintenance and safety. Participants will need to bring a hand-held battery-operated calculator, pencil, and paper to both classes.

NSPF-approved instruction will include:
  • Pool and Spa Chemistry
  • Cost Saving Tips
  • Testing & Treatment
  • Water Balance
  • Filtration
  • Liability & Risk Management
  • Recordkeeping
  • Pool & Spa Maintenance
  • Pool Management
  • Chemical Troubleshooting
  • Energy Conservation
  • Disease & Accident Prevention

This course and exam are for the National CPO program. For those operating a pool in Wake County, you are required to pass the Wake County Exam after receiving your CPO certification. The Wake County Exam comes at no cost to you. Contact Wake County at 919-856-7400 to schedule your exam. For more information click here.

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For More Information:

Shawna Poteat
Shawna Poteat
M.Ed Education & Credentials Manager Triangle Apartment Association (919)782-1165

About Your Instructor:

Andy MeadorCAMT, is the Vice President-Director of Capital Projects with McDowell Properties, a real estate investment firm based in Plano, Texas. McDowell is a leading multifamily operating company in the United States that acquires and repositions multifamily investments across the country. Joining their team in 2008, Andy coordinates the activity of McDowell's Construction Management Team which is responsible for evaluating potential acquisitions and renovating its 21,000 unit investment portfolio. Andy has been affiliated with the apartment industry for 31 years. He is a faculty member of the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI); a Certified Pool Operator Instructor for the National Swimming Pool Foundation, a proctor for the CFC certification exam, and instructs portions of the NAAEI CAPS and CAM credential programs. Over the years, Andy has served on the Membership, Education, and Special Events Committees; and as a Board Member of the Triangle Apartment Association Education Foundation (TAAF). Andy earned his Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) credential 22 years ago, as part of TAA's first graduating CAMT class!