Become a Certified Pool & Spa Operator

The CPO® Certification course is a detailed, 16 hour class with an open book examination. It is the most recognized pool and spa certification in the United States and is sponsored by the National Swimming Pool Foundation®. NSPF® It is taught by Andy Hines (English) and Fred Soto (Spanish). Each have more than 25 years experience in the pool industry.

cpo course

This course includes topics on:

• Codes and Regulations
• Liability and Risk Management
• Filtration and Circulation
• Water Chemistry and Testing
• Spas and Warm Water Pools

• Maintenance and Operation
• Care of Seasonal Pools
• Energy Conservation
• Disease and Accident Prevention
• And Much More!

Student comments:

“Captures attention with a death grip and doesn’t let go.”
“Andy knows his stuff and has a fun sense of humor that keeps the class interesting.”
“Informative, up-to-date and hands-on.”
“Deep knowledge - answered every question asked.”
“It was presented in a way that I actually understood the material.”
“You are a fabulous teacher and an inspiration for this field.”
“Fred knows all of the ‘ins and outs’ of his profession."

Fee is $325.00 and must be received no later than two weeks prior to class date. Late registration is available for an additional $40.00 if there is space. Late registration means the fee is not received at least two weeks prior to class. There is a $75.00 cancellation fee if not cancelled by one week (7 days) before the class.

Registration Details:


Classes in English and Spanish are held at North Austin YMCA
1000 W. Rundberg Ln. Austin TX 78758, Austin, TX 

All classes are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

English CPO Register and pay online
March 23-24, 2017
April 20-21, 2017
May 11-12, 2017
October 12-13, 2017

Spanish CPO Register and pay online
Marzo, 16-17, 2017 (Español)
Junio, 22-23, 2017 (Español)
Octubre 5-6, 2017 (Español)

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