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100% Online Course Info & Registration

The Details:

Is the class really 100% online?

Yes.  For the first time ever, the Pool & Hot Tub Association (PHTA), formerly the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has authorized us to teach a 100% online CPO course during the COVID stay-at-home orders.  100% online courses are currently available in many jurisdictions through the end of 2020.

 

What is the class format?   

There are 2 parts to the online class.  Part #1: The first part of the class is self-paced and is completed on your own by logging into a self-paced online training program (videos, etc) that we provide you.  Once you register we will send you the CPO manual and instructions to start this first half of the course (approximately 8 hours).  If your class is coming up within 2 weeks we will also email you a starter packet so you can get started on your self paced online training right away. Once received, you complete this first part of the course on your own time, any day you want, any time you want.  You can break up this part of the training however you wish, but it must be completed before part #2 of the course.  Part #2: Once you complete this self-paced study, you will attend a scheduled 1-day Zoom online meeting with several other participants and our instructor.  This is a full day of live instruction with the CPO exam administered via a computerized testing application at the end of the day.  We have several date options for this part #2 Zoom course.  We recommend you give yourself a minimum of 2 weeks between your registration date and class date to give yourself enough time to complete part #1 of the course.  When registering - be sure to note the course time as well – all course times are listed in Eastern Time.  Depending on your time zone, your start time for the Zoom classroom session may be earlier or later than the Eastern time listed.  

 

Is this the exact same certification that I would receive in a normal CPO course?  

With very few exceptions (Massachusetts) ... Yes this is the exact same certification.

 

What is the cost?

$350 per person is the registration fee.  This includes everything needed, and the certification is valid for 5 years (special rules in Mass.).  

 

Do I need to register for a particular course, based on where I live? 

This online version of the CPO certification is approved for all 50 states except Montana.  Though possible, we also don't recommend this online version of the CPO course for residents of Florida or Georgia due to additional requirements.  South Carolina has approved this course, and we DO offer the SC DHEC exam online if a candidate needs it.  Outside of Montana, Florida and Georgia ... regardless of your location, you can register for any of our 100% online courses.  Once registrations come in, we look to see where the various participants come from and we cover all applicable state pool codes at the end of the day based on where participants are from.

 

What if I don't pass the exam?

Though it is not the norm, sometimes a participant may not pass the CPO exam on the first try.  A re-take can be scheduled with us for $40, and this includes the opportunity to attend an entire day of instruction again.

 

What are the computer requirements for all of this?

In order to take part in the 100% online course, you must have access to a computer that has the following components: 1) a webcam, 2) a microphone, 3) speakers (or headphones).  We find that laptops work great because they often have all 3 of these items built in.  iPads or similar tablet devices also seem to work pretty well but will require some ingenuity at exam time - we can assist with this beforehand.  And even an iPhone or similar mobile phone would work up until exam time, but a small phone screen is probably not ideal.  If you need to use a desktop computer, it can still work -- you just need to ensure it has all of the components mentioned above, and that they are all working.  You also will need to ensure that you have administrator access to the computer so the Zoom software can be installed on the machine before the class.  After the class, the software can be removed if you wish. 

 

How do I know if my technology is working correctly before the course?

We want to try and avoid dealing with significant tech issues at the beginning of each class - it is not a good use of time for other participants.  To help with this goal, we host a Zoom software test session every Monday at 11am-11:30 am Eastern, and also 7pm-7:30 pm Eastern.  We encourage you to have your Zoom software downloaded before the technology test session, and then use it to connect to us to say Hello!  Instructions for the download of Zoom, and also technology test session information is sent with your registration materials.  

 

How do I register? 

Click on one of the date links at the bottom of this page and complete the online registration/payment. We will send your materials out immediately!  If your class is coming up within 2 weeks we will also email you a starter packet so you can get started on your self paced online training right away.

 

I still have questions...who can I call?

Call us anytime.  We are here to help.  614.642.2276

You can also email us:  info@premierpoolmanagement.com 

 

Date Options & Registration: 

 

August 11, 2020 (9a-6p Eastern Time) - this class is full.  

 

August 18, 2020 9a-6p Eastern Time - this first part of this course includes approximately 8 hours of self-paced online video content that must be completed before attending a 1-day Zoom virtual classroom session on August 18 with our instructor and other participants with the CPO exam taking place online at the end of the day.  Please choose a class date that will allow you ample time to complete the first part of the course before your Zoom class date.  We recommend giving yourself 2 weeks between registration date and your class date. 

 

August 25, 2020 9a-6p Eastern Time - this first part of this course includes approximately 8 hours of self-paced online video content that must be completed before attending a 1-day Zoom virtual classroom session on August 25 with our instructor and other participants with the CPO exam taking place online at the end of the day.  Please choose a class date that will allow you ample time to complete the first part of the course before your Zoom class date.  We recommend giving yourself 2 weeks between registration date and your class date.

 

September 1, 2020 9a-6p Eastern Time - this first part of this course includes approximately 8 hours of self-paced online video content that must be completed before attending a 1-day Zoom virtual classroom session on August 25 with our instructor and other participants with the CPO exam taking place online at the end of the day.  Please choose a class date that will allow you ample time to complete the first part of the course before your Zoom class date.  We recommend giving yourself 2 weeks between registration date and your class date.

 

September 8, 2020 9a-6p Eastern Time - this first part of this course includes approximately 8 hours of self-paced online video content that must be completed before attending a 1-day Zoom virtual classroom session on August 25 with our instructor and other participants with the CPO exam taking place online at the end of the day.  Please choose a class date that will allow you ample time to complete the first part of the course before your Zoom class date.  We recommend giving yourself 2 weeks between registration date and your class date.

 

September 15, 2020 9a-6p Eastern Time - this first part of this course includes approximately 8 hours of self-paced online video content that must be completed before attending a 1-day Zoom virtual classroom session on August 25 with our instructor and other participants with the CPO exam taking place online at the end of the day.  Please choose a class date that will allow you ample time to complete the first part of the course before your Zoom class date.  We recommend giving yourself 2 weeks between registration date and your class date.

 

September 22, 2020 9a-6p Eastern Time - this first part of this course includes approximately 8 hours of self-paced online video content that must be completed before attending a 1-day Zoom virtual classroom session on August 25 with our instructor and other participants with the CPO exam taking place online at the end of the day.  Please choose a class date that will allow you ample time to complete the first part of the course before your Zoom class date.  We recommend giving yourself 2 weeks between registration date and your class date.

 

September 29, 2020 9a-6p Eastern Time - this first part of this course includes approximately 8 hours of self-paced online video content that must be completed before attending a 1-day Zoom virtual classroom session on August 25 with our instructor and other participants with the CPO exam taking place online at the end of the day.  Please choose a class date that will allow you ample time to complete the first part of the course before your Zoom class date.  We recommend giving yourself 2 weeks between registration date and your class date.