CPO® Certification Class September 17, 2020 Pittsburgh
Course Location: Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh-Bridgeville, 3053 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017
Course Time: 8a-5p
Due to the overwhelming desire of our customers to complete as much of the training online as possible, our CPO courses are all offered in the FUSION format. Upon registration, you will be sent a code and instructions to access an online training portal that must be completed before coming to a 1-day in-person class to review all of the material and take the final CPO certification exam. See course descriptions here for more information on the FUSION course format.
This course is appropriate for both first-time attendees and those seeking certification renewal. No previous experience or certification is required to enroll in this course.
A CPO® Certification provides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. The NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification program, the world's leading verifiable pool and spa training credential, is available as a blended training program. The CPO® Certification program is also eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator License Information
The State of Pennsylvania requires pool operators who handle pool chemicals to have a Pesticide Applicator License issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Information about taking the state exams and obtaining your initial license can be found here. This CPO course does not include a new certification as a pesticide applicator, HOWEVER, once you have a obtained a Pesticide Applicator License from the Department of Agriculture, this class does provide "credits" required to RENEW your license. Specifically, our class provides you the following credits (below). Please be sure to let our instructor know that you need these credits at class, and we'll submit them to the state for you.
(00) Core – 6 Credits
(24) Swimming Pool – 4 Credits
(18) Demonstration & Research – 4 Credits
Allegheny County "Bathing Place Manager" Certification
The BPM certification is required in conjunction with the CPO in order to operate a commercial pool within Allegheny County. For your convenience, we will teach the Allegheny County BPM content and administer the Allegheny County BPM exam at this CPO course. We are unable to grade the BPM exams on site, but we will forward the exams to the County and you will need to apply for the Bathing Place Manager certificate and pay a $25 fee to Allegheny County after taking our course and passing the exam. The Bathing Place Manager certificate is valid for 5 years.