Aquatic Facilities Operator (AFO)
The National Recreation and Park Association offers the premier certification program in swimming pool operations, the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification. The AFO program provides the most comprehensive and up-to date training for pool operators and includes information on water chemistry, disinfection, mechanical systems, operations, healthy pools and safety. This certification is intended for pool operators and related personnel. One day of instruction is followed by the exam, the option to take the exam online at a designated testing center is also available. The certification must be renewed every five years by retaking the test or obtaining 2.0 CEUs in the aquatic field. This certification is mandated by NRPA, find a course schedule and more information here .