Welcome to the Pool Training Academy. We are the premier National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF now the PHTA) certified institute, teaching various courses throughout the United States. If you are interested in getting your Certified Pool Operator (CPO ®) Certification you will find no more in-depth, up to date, and extensive course than ours. Whether you choose online or in-class training, you can know you are receiving the best training for servicing and maintaining your swimming pool and hot tub available anywhere in the world.
Since 1974 we’ve been instructing CPO Pool Certification courses throughout the United States and we’re here to help. We offer a full range of online and in-person courses with extras that you won't find in any other swimming pool certification courses. Our teaching style is hands-on, easy to understand, and fun! Because we're all busy, we've designed our courses to maximize your time and learning potential. We also offer many classes through the year in convenient locations throughout the U.S. If you have any questions, or would like to set up a private class don’t hesitate to contact us.
In light of current health events, CPO® Certification is more important now than ever. Ensuring that our swimming and bathing facilities are safe and healthy during this time of unrest is of utmost importance. At the same time, keeping yourself safe and protected is just as important. This is why we at Pool Training Academy have decided to provide a new CPO® class option that maximizes the premium educational opportunities that you've come to expect from Pool Training Academy but eliminates your interactions with others and helps keep the potential for COVID-19 transmission at bay. This option of a fully online course isn't being offered anywhere else in the US except to you, exclusively from Pool Training Academy. With PTA Online you will have the option to get the entirety of your CPO® education online, including testing for the very affordable price of $299.
There will be a handful of class dates labeled PTA Online for each of the locations we hold classes. NOTE: The second day of the two-day date listed will be the date that you will be taking the CPO® Exam via video chat. Once you have signed up, you will receive a PTA Online packet sent to your home that will help you complete this online program.
The Pool Operator Primer will provide you with the majority of what you will need to know to complete the CPO® Exam successfully. We will also send you a copy of the Certified Pool Operator Handbook® to use during the online portion and during the exam. Once you have completed the Pool Operator Primer, be sure to print off the certificate of completion and email it to us. You will need this later.
This series of videos covers all additional information you will need to successfully complete the test. These videos are recorded by Pool Training Academy staff members so you can rest assured that you are still receiving the highest quality education available in the swimming pool and hot tub industry.
Once you have completed the Pool Operator Primer and watched the Pool Training Academy Videos, you will need to take the CPO® test. This test will be mailed to as part of your PTA Online Packet. We will proctor the test for you by setting up a Zoom chat with you. During this chat you will open the sealed test envelope, take the test, and be able to ask any questions you may have directly with one of our instructors.
We are pleased to provide this online option at the very affordable price of $295! To sign up for the fully online option, Please Click Here. We thank you for your flexibility and hope this new option accommodates you in this time. As always, we are committed to providing you the best aquatics education possible and are very excited to help you become CPO® Certified!