Looking for a certified pool operator's course? With its respected teaching methodology, NC Pool School is the ideal plsce to come. They offer health department required certification in addition to providing the right training to carry out all the duties as a pool operator.
march 21 AND 22, 2023
Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center, Charlotte, NC FULL
2 day course - March 21-22
POP Fusion - March 22
MARCH 27 AND 28, 2023
Corolla Light Resort, Corolla, NC
2 day course - March 27-28
POP Fusion - March 28
april 4 AND 5, 2023
Doubletree Crabtree, Raleigh, NC with spanish translator FULL
2 day course - April 4-5
POP Fusion - April 5
APRIL 13 AND 14, 2023
Deep Creek RV Resort, Hubert, NC [Near Swansboro]
2 day course - April 13-14
POP Fusion - April 14
april 18 and 19, 2023
Badin Shores Resort, New London, NC [Near Albemarle]
2 day course - April 18-19
POP Fusion - April 19
april 26 and 27, 2023
Homestead Aquatic Center, Chapel Hill, NC
2 day course - April 26-27
POP Fusion - April 27
may 2 and 3, 2023
Fairfield By Marriott Asheville Airport, Asheville, NC
2 day course - May 2-3
POP Fusion - May 3
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May 10 and 11, 2023
Morganton Aquatic Center, Morganton, NC
2 day course - May 10-11
POP Fusion - May 11
May 18 and 19, 2023
Smith Recreation Center, Fayetteville, NC
2 day course - May 18-19
POP Fusion - May 19
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Each student receives 16 hours of instruction by a Certified Instructor specifically trained to communicate the basic skills necessary to operate a pool or spa facility. The course is intensive and covers water chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment, government requirements, etc. Each student must pass a written examination in English to be certified. Translation to Spanish is available upon request.
The Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) offers this course in 2 different formats:
Two-day format: a face-to-face pool/spa operator training course delivered by an experienced instructor (test included). One-day format: a hybrid course called a "Fusion" course is also available. For this course, students must first complete about 8-10 hours of online work (done in your own home and at your own pace), then come to a one-day face-to-face class to finish the course (test included).
Graduates will receive a certificate, suitable for framing, and a wallet card issued by the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance.
The wallet card is a miniature version of the certificate and carries the graduate's personal CPO registration number. Certification is valid for 5 years.
Holding an active CPO certification but expiration is approaching? Two options:
 Candidates can purchase CPO POP Fusion course, then attend the second day where the exam is administered at the end of the day.
 Candidates can register to attend second day of a CPO course, where you will take part in math review of the first day, go over jurisdiction updates, question-and-answer portion, followed by the exam.
DAY 1 8:30 - 9:00 am Registration 9:00 - 12:00 pm Class 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch 1:00 - 5:00 pm Class
DAY 2 9:00 - 12:00 pm Class 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch 1:00 - 2:00 pm Review 2:00 - 5:00 pm Certification Examination
The on-line and one day Fusion version of the course is available upon request - call if you are interested in this option.
retired Aquatic Facilities & Program Director, City of
Raleigh Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Resources Department, Raleigh, NC;
PHTA CPO Instructor for 34 years;
40 years in water safety and aquatic management.
Reviews from Students
Brian G. - It was a true pleasure to learn from you. I admire how you were able to accommodate so many learning styles, how you were able to cover so much material, and how you were able to make it relatable to me, who is very unfamiliar with the industry.
Jake J. - I didn't have a chance to tell you how much I appreciated your instruction! I am currently a senior at NC State and I wanted to mention to you that many of the professors I have had were nowhere nearly as helpful and as able to describe the course matter as you were able to in just two days.
Supervisor Mark - The feedback from the students was all positive. They enjoyed your teaching style. They felt that they received the proper training to perform the tasks required in the CPO position.