New for 2023 "In-Class," personal instruction, though we are offering some "Virtual" classes.
That being said, last minute "guideline" changes may result in a "Classroom" class being offered as a "Virtual" one.
For current information of classes, availability, and pricing please refer to the Upcoming Classes.
For 2023, we will be offering two class formats--"In-class" and virtual (via Zoom™).
#1: Full Two-Day CPO Classroom Course
#2: Full Two-Day CPO Virtual/Course
Pre-requisites: Without the items below, you MAY NOT participate in the class.
You MUST HAVE the following:
1. Laptop or PC--(Zoom app may need to be downloaded) with:
They must be fully functional the entire class, as we each need to see, hear, & speak to each other.
2. Internet Access--Stable, strong internet connection for the
3. Email Address*--To receive course information, Zoom links to
enter the “classroom,” and take the exam
*Your email must be one you check daily as instructions will be sent by email in addition to those sent with in the mail.
Length: 14 to 16 hours, over two days via Zoom; software will need
to be downloaded. You must be present the entire course.
Cost: $350 Early Registration (Add $25 if registration received less
than 21 days prior to class.)
Special Considerations for
Tablets, ChromeBooks, iPads are not allowed to be used—only (PC) laptops or workstations.
If there is any doubt regarding your network stability, or if you cannot set up and configure a computer or perform basic computer tasks or transactions, please have someone on-site throughout the course, including during the exam or consider an “in-class” class.
Preferred browsers: Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, though for the exam Chrome only.
Be sensitive of your testing environment. If in a business setting be certain your business firewall and workstation conform to testing requirements as the testing proctoring/testing company, PeopleCert, will attempt to download and install a secure browser.
CPO® Blended Learning
(The online Pool Operator Primer™ course and an "in-class" Pool Operator Fusion™ session (virtually via Zoom)
Call us at 716-830-8865 prior to registering for the "Blended" course!
Component #1: Pool Operator Primer™ (POP™
(Online course) This class does not earn certification!
Pre-requisites: Pool Operator Primer™ (Discount Code
Also Zoom class requirements above.
Length: Varies as this portion is completed at your own pace.
Note: Once the eight section online Pool Operator Primer™ course is successfully completed (you do have to score 100% on each section of it or you will need to retake the section), you have six months to successfully complete the Pool Operator Fusion™ course in order to become certified as a Certified Pool/Spa Operator®.
When you have completed the Primer™ course, you must print out and present a copy of the Primer™ Online Course Completion Certificate at the Fusion™ class (the second day of a two day class) and successfully pass the exam in order to earn certification.
Component #2 · Pool Operator Fusion™ (via Zoom)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the online, POP™ Course, completed at your own pace
Length: 8 to 9 hours by enrolling in the second day of a
two-day class via Zoom or In-Class, Pool Operator Fusion™ course.
Cost: $375 (TOTAL for both components)
$400 if registration is received less than 21 days prior to class.)
Course fee includes:
Access to online course material and class instruction
Phone or e-mail post class trouble shooting assistance on topics pertaining to course content
Note: Certification is earned once you successfully complete the Pool Operator Primer™ and Pool Operator Fusion™ segments. The exam is administered at the end of the second day of class.
There are two options for review of the material. You may either enroll in, 1) a full CPO® course, or, 2) the Fusion™ course which would require completing the Pool Operator Primer™.
Regardless of the course format, certification, is contingent on the following:
Providing proof of successfully completing any pre-requisites. This includes the Pool Operator Primer™ course if one is planning on enrolling in a Pool Operator Fusion™ course.
Being present for all virtual, classroom sessions.
Being actively engaged in the learning process, offering feedback and asking questions.
Answering correctly a minimum of 37 of 50 questions (~75%) on the open book final exam.
What to Expect at Class
Keep in mind the following regarding the class itself:
Admission will only be granted to individuals who have registered and paid for the class prior to the first day of class.
Upon entering the classroom each day, after lunch breaks and upon handing in your exam, a state issued photo ID must be presented.
Calculators (non-programmable) will only be permitted to be used at the exam. Cellphones, smart phones, tablets, or computers cannot be permitted.
Course fees do not include lunch.
We do our best to find comfortable facilities in which to hold classes. Some classrooms can have wide ranging temperatures so dress appropriately.