North Central Health District


Certified Pool Operator Training

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Keeping Swimmers Safe Through Training

Is it your duty to protect swimmers against water-borne illnesses and other hazards? A Certified Pool Operator (CPO®) Certification provides students with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills to operate pools and spas safely. This 2-day course is offered to the public and environmental health workers. Classes include:

  • Certified Pool & Spa Operators Handbook
  • Instruction from CPO® certified trainers from North Central Health District
  • A certificate from the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) issued upon successful completion of the exam – certification will be valid for 5 years

Training Topics

CPO® Training is a comprehensive course on pool and spa safety that includes the following topics:

  • Pool and spa chemistry
  • Testing
  • Filtration automatic feeding equipment
  • State and local government rules, regulations and requirements


One registration form must be completed and submitted for each person attending the course. Payment must included with the registration form to guarantee a seat in class and course materials. No walk-in registration will be accepted. Seating is limited and registrations are processed in the order they are received. Each participant must attend both days of the course as listed. Substitutions can be made with prior notice. Cancellations have a $50 non-refundable fee.

The course fee is $350 (per person) and includes course instruction, a handbook, certification exam and breaks.

See all upcoming CPO® classes on our Events Calendar.

For more information, or to discuss discounted fees, call 478-751-6403 or email our CPO® Certified Instructor.

Classes are conducted at North Central Health District, 201 2nd Street, Room LL03, Macon, GA 31201.

Upcoming Events

Classes are once a month with deadlines usually a week before the day of the training. See our events calendar for a full list of upcoming sessions.

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