Education Tracks

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Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification Course (Day 1 of 2)


The National Swimming Pool Foundation’s two-day workshop is designed to provide the knowledge necessary to operate and manage public pools and spas. The CPO class is widely accepted by health departments and fulfills the local and state requirements for certification for pool service technicians as defined in many states.  Course takes place on Oct. 14 […]

Aquatic Facility Operator Instructor (AFOI) Workshop – (Day 1 of 2)


The Aquatic Facility Operator Instructor (AFOI) Workshop is an exclusive professional development opportunity designed to prepare new instructors to teach the AFO certification course. Potential attendees must apply to the AFOI workshop. Once accepted, you will receive instructions on how to register. For more information and to apply visit the NRPA website. Submit an application here. […]

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification Course (Day 2 of 2 & Blended Course)


For Day 1 of 2 In-Person CPO® Certification course information, click here. CPO CERTIFICATION BLENDED TRAINING The NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification program is available as a blended training program.  The Course combines online curriculum with one day of classroom learning and testing that is also Day 2 of the 2 Day In-Person Course. Pool […]

Aquatic Facility Operator Instructor (AFOI) Workshop – (Day 2 of 2)


For more information, see Day 1 description.

WWA Advanced Water Quality Certificate Course


Some have described the WWA’s Advanced Water Quality Certificate Course as an AFO or CPO course on “steroids,” as the information far exceeds the basic knowledge offered about operating typical swimming pools in the certification classes. Let’s face it, waterparks place a very high workload on most all of the water treatment systems including water […]

WWA University: Waterpark Maintenance School


This WWA University: Waterpark Maintenance Workshop will feature top industry experts presenting topics designed to help waterpark operators improve their periodic, routine and preventative maintenance programs. You will have the opportunity to challenge a panel of experts to help solve even your toughest operational issues. Whether you are experienced in waterpark operations and looking to up […]

What’s In The Water? Avoiding RWIs


A recreational water illness (RWI) can occur in your pool, spray park, hot tub or beachfront. The CDC has tracked the outbreaks associated with recreational water, and the numbers are rising. In this session, Allison Stock, PhD, MPH, and Gaylee W. Gillim, Esq., will share data, emerging issues and best practices.

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification Course (Day 1 of 2)


This 2-day program is presented in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Demystify the science and art of water-quality maintenance and pool management while earning your AFO certification in this comprehensive program for pool and park managers. Participate in lectures, view audio-visual presentations and analyze a variety of technical and reference materials. […]

In The Minutes After…


What are the order of events and activities that should happen immediately after a critical incident at your facility? The event might vary but the immediate steps taken are very similar. We will discuss and create a game plan for you to follow in those crucial minutes, hours and days after one of the worst phone […]

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification Course (Day 2 of 2)


See more course detail by going to Day 1.