The Certified Pool Operator Online Course is now available. In an unprecedented move, the PHTA announced that you can now complete your CPO online.
Here’s how to get your Certified Pool Operator Certification in 6 Simple Steps:
1. Pick Your Format. There are actually two ways you can take your CPO online:
Live Virtual Class – Traditional: 2 Day Class Via Zoom – This class is like our standard CPO, but instead of a classroom, we’re doing it via webinar software.
Live Virtual Class – Fusion: 1 Day Self-Guided E-Learning, 1 Day Via Zoom – This class gives you a bit more flexibility. You can do your E-Learning at your own pace, then join into a single day webinar. Pick your webinar date when you enroll.
2. Pick Your Dates. Dates for both class formats are listed on this page. Pick your class and follow the prompts to enroll
3. Get Ready. We’ll ship your materials immediately upon enrollment. Your textbook and welcome information will arrive in 2-3 mail days via USPS. Enroll with the address you’d like this packet to go to.
4. Check Your System. 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.
5. Block Off Your Schedule. Your Live Virtual Class will run 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST unless otherwise noted.
6. Attend Your Live Virtual Course. We’ll “see you” in class. Your program will conclude with your examination proctored online.
This online version of the CPO is a limited time offering, in response to the COVID-19 virus. As such, it’s relatively new to the industry. We’ve worked hard to communicate with all stakeholders involved (health departments, insurance companies and employers) to make sure it meets all regulatory and standard setting needs. With that said, it’s worth checking in with these groups proactively to see if they have questions about this new course. If those questions arise, please allow us to answer them. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for compliance support.
For more information on COVID-19 and your swimming pool, visit the PHTA’s official Coronavirus Response Site.