Course Details

CPO Fusion Self-Study, Plus 1-Day Online

The Fusion Course Format


The Fusion course is best for self-guided learners, or people who don’t have 2 continuous days to spare. It is the same Certified Pool Operator course, split into two parts.

You’ll begin your course on your own time, with about 6-8 hours of self-paced E-Learning. You’ll have to complete this before the course date you select when registering.

On your course date, you’ll join an instructor online for a 1-day session where you’ll review content in the morning, and complete your exam in the afternoon.

Your certification will be good for five years.

More details:

  • Online Class Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Eastern, with a break for lunch.
  • Tuition is $395.00. This includes all materials, textbook, examination, and certification fees.
  • Textbook and E-learning: We’ll ship materials and access details immediately upon enrollment. Your textbook and welcome information will arrive in 2-3 mail days via USPS. Enroll with the address where we should send the packet. We’ll also send you a Pool Operator Primer (POP) access code for the E-Learning site.
  • 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.

Additional Course Formats

Upcoming Fusion Courses

September 2021
October 2021
November 2021
December 2021

Who Should Attend this Course?

  • Pool Managers
  • Facility Engineers
  • Club Managers
  • Hotel and Motel Engineering Staff
  • Housekeeping Staff
  • Seasonal Aquatic Staff
  • Recreation Facility Managers
  • Public Health Department Sanitarians
  • Planning to build or renovate a pool? You will find this course extremely valuable.

Why Should You be Certified?

  • States and municipalities are constantly editing and/or revising their pool/spa operating codes; pool operators are expected to know this information.
  • Older pools are less efficient, creating a challenge for skilled operators to maintain and operate with limited funds and resources.
  • New pools with unique design features require specialized operation and maintenance practices.
  • The growing number of water parks, swimming pools, spas, and fountains has increased the need for professionally trained operators who have technical knowledge.
  • Rapid advances in technology require the constant updating of operator knowledge and skill.
  • Good training can result in the efficient operation of your facility, saving thousands of budget dollars.

Our Experience

Aquatic Council instructors have taught over 15,000 commercial swimming pool operators certified since 1986. The course is designed to offer a practical learning experience that will personally benefit you.

OUR GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied, your registration fee will be fully refunded. Contact us for a list of satisfied participants.

What is the CPO?

The CPO is recognized nationwide as the leading standard of the swimming pool industry. The CPO seal of approval is assurance to commercial pool and spa owners that their facilities and guests are under the care and supervision of a trained professional. Participants are trained in the most advanced techniques of chemical treatment, filtration, and mechanical system operation and maintenance.

This pool operator training curriculum is academic based. The course is taught by university educators with no bias of commercial pool manufacturers or suppliers.