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We offer online training for CMS, PPSO, CPO, & Work Safety and Other Courses.
We offer Live Courses for CMS, PPSO and CPO. Live classes are held at 6005 Powers Avenue, Suite 101, Jacksonville, Florida 32217
Our Equipment Repair Training consists of CST, CSP and CHHT courses.

Portofino University Courses

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Core Certifications: CPO®, CMS®, CST®, CSP®, CHTT®

You’re a pro. Now carry the PHTA certification that proves it. Experienced pool and hot tub professionals demonstrate their c..

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Live Training

Due to Covid-19 Portofino Food & Beverage service is suspended. Bring your own.

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Equipment Repair

Our Equipment Repair Training consists of CST®, CSP® and CHTT® courses. It’s perfect for anyone of the following job responsibilities..

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Onine Training

Portofino University offer online training courses for Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS℠), Certified Service Technici..

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PPSO Certification

PPSO® Certification provides you with the basic foundation knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations that a professional..

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    Portofino University is the clear choice when it comes to training and certification in the swimming pool industry

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    About Us

    Founded in 2005, by Jack Manilla in Jacksonville, Florida – Portofino University provides certification courses and training for commercial and residential aquatic facility managers, operators, technicians, contractors and owners. Portofino University teaches the application of STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, art and math) in relation to the world of aquatics. Courses are offered both online and in live classrooms.

    Why choose Portofino University?

    Swimming Pool Industry Certifications

    Once certified, you’ll join an elite group of professionals who stand out from the competition. Plus, you’ll fortify your reputation at the highest tier of industry reliability, respect and trust.

    Tailored training solutions, delivered cost-effectively

    This nationally recognized designation is highly sought after by those who know the value of certification. As a Certified Building Professional (CBP℠), you’ll raise confidence with prospective customers and raise your industry visibility among pool and spa manufacturers, distributors and buying groups.

    Smart planning and execution around change

    The Certified Hot Tub Technician program covers the essentials of servicing portable and permanently installed hot tubs and spas, and equipment repair and replacement.

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