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Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO)

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Friday, August 28, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
Zoom Webinar
* Registration open until 8/21/20 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Course Fee: $300 Members | $350 Non-Members
Re-Take Exam Fee: $199 Members | $249 Non-Members

Our member pricing minimum is set by the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

Please note! This is an online course and certification program offering instruction in swimming pool/spa maintenance and safety. Participants will need a computer with a webcam and mic and also a calculator.

Online CPO Certification Process

Once you register for the class, within 48 hours you will be provided with a code via the registrant's email address that will give you access to the Pool Operator Primer (POP) course. This is an 8-hour self-paced online course that takes you through the 18 chapters of the Pool & Spa Operator Handbook. You’ll have access to a flipbook version of the Handbook within the course. You’ll have two weeks to finish the POP course before the online review/exam that we will be conducting via Zoom for the students in this course. 

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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CPO FAQ


For More Information:

Alyssa Clair
Alyssa Clair
Education Coordinator Triangle Apartment Association (919)782-1165x214

About Your Instructor:

Mark Peele, CAMT, is the Director of Maintenance and Construction with PRG Real Estate, a multifamily owner-operator firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PRG is a leading multifamily operating company in the United States that acquires and repositions multifamily investments across the country. Joining their team in 2014, Mark coordinates directly with the Director of Asset Management on the activity of PRG’s Maintenance and Construction Management teams and is responsible for Capital Improvements and Project Management for the entire portfolio. Mark has been affiliated with the apartment industry for over 30 years, is a Certified Pool Operator Instructor for the National Swimming Pool Foundation and a proctor for the CFC certification exam.