Certified Pool Operator®

Specialize in the Inspection and Maintenance of Pools/Spas

The Certified Pool Operator® (CPO) Certification is an assurance to pool, spa, and water feature owners that they are working with trained professionals. Some benefits include reduced liability and potential insurance savings; compliance with state and local regulatory requirements; and knowledge of the latest technical advancements.

Certified Pool Operator Course Options

Pool & Spa Certification

16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

Learn the techniques and skills necessary for pool and spa operation and inspection.

This course is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques and skills of Pool and Spa operation, including inspection techniques and processes.

If you want the CPI Certification, you must complete additional steps upon finishing the course. Please click the "Important Information" button for more details.

  • TREC Provider #0005
  • TREC Approval #44509 (Classroom / Live)
  • Textbooks / PDFs included
  • 5-Year CPO Certification
  • Approved Subject: Optional Systems

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Important Information

Important Information Related to Pool & Spa Certification Course:

CPI Certification: Those who are seeking the CPI certification will be required to submit an additional registration form and pay a $115 CPI fee to the PHTA (Pool and Hot Tub Alliance) upon completion of the course with Champions.


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Students who thrive on conventional, live instruction will enjoy this method! Unlike blended classroom courses, these require in-person attendance, at a Champions campus, for all course hours.

Virtual Classroom

Attend live classes from the comfort of your home! Our ChampionsLive virtual classrooms are perfect for students who prefer at-home learning, but also want live instruction.

Online Correspondence

Do you learn best at your own pace? Through this delivery method, you get the textbook and teach yourself. Then, when you’re ready, take the test either online or at a Champions campus!

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Please Note - This method is only available for real estate QE/SAE/CE and some home inspection courses.

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