*Self- Study with Virtual Class & Exam
Virtual Class Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Class - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Exam - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
*Participants will need complete all modules prior to the virtual class
Fee: $350/PRPS Member; $375/Non-member
Become a Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®)! The CPO (Certified Pool Operator) program is recognized worldwide as the gold standard for the swimming pool industry and is an assurance to pool and spa owners that their facilities and guests are under the care of a trained professional. The program will provide individuals with the knowledge, techniques, and skills required for proper pool operations. Over 400,000 students have been trained since 1972.
***This course also qualifies for PA Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Recertification training for Swim Pools (6 Core and 4 Category 24 credits).
The Fusion CPO Certification Course is unique. It offers participants the freedom to advance at their own pace and at their convenience. Upon registration, you will receive the Pool & Spa Operator Handbook through the mail and access to eight (8) interactive online modules (6-8 hours) that will guide you through the material. After completing the modules, participants will attend a one-day online session with the instructor. This session will consist of an intensive review in the morning and a proctored exam in the afternoon. All modules need to be completed prior to exam on Tuesday, February 28. Completion of the modules, as well as passing the test, will earn the participant certification as a CPO.
The CPO certification is valid for five years.
The Fusion course is best for self-guided learners and people who prefer to take the course from the comfort of their office or home and do not have the time to spend two complete days away. The course will cover information on proper pool maintenance and safety, including;
- Identifying and correcting safety hazards
- Properly addressing accidents and emergencies.
- Addressing local and state regulations
- Maintaining disinfection and water balance
- Effectively managing water problems
- Troubleshooting, chemical testing, and record keeping
- Managing chemical feeds
- Utilizing automation and technology
System Requirements: You’ll need a reliable computer, webcam and access to the internet for your course. We’re using Zoom for our webinars which you can access via most internet browsers.
Instructor: Jeremy Mortorff
Jeremy Mortorff is a Certified Pool Operator Instructor through the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA). He has over 15 years of aquatics experience working with indoor and outdoor pools. He has worked diligently as a pool operator to maintain the highest operating and safety standards, all while ensuring fiscal solvency. Jeremy is a CPO, CPRP, and a Lifeguard Instructor through the American Red Cross and regularly teaches lifeguard training courses. He also serves on the board of Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks Society (PRPS) and is the former president of the society’s Aquatics Branch.