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Due to Covid-19 the Only Live CPO® Certification Course Available is
Primer, Fusion, Blended: 1-Day Online and 1-Day Live Classroom.
Our Food & Beverage service is suspended.

To Register: Visit Course Page and then “Add to Cart”.

CPO® Certification provides you with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations that a professional needs in both commercial and residential environments. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities all over the world.

COURSE OPTIONS: The NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification program is the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training credential, and is available in either of the following formats:

  • 2-Day In-Person Classroom Training with a Certified Trainer
  • Or a BLEND of 1-day On-line (Pool Operator Primer) and 1-day Classroom (Pool Operator Fusion)
  • BASIC Classes – You will need to bring your own “brown bag” lunch, snacks and beverages. (No time to go out for lunch.)
  • PACKAGE Classes – We provide lunch, snacks & beverages for all LIVE classes.

An open book written examination is required at the end of any program to receive your certification.

NOTE – Our goal is not just “to show you how to pass the test,” but instead to truly teach you the information you need to know to be successful in this industry. So if you’re ready to become a true EXPERT in the industry, contact Portofino Pools.

CPO® Certification Benefits Include:

  • Widely accepted by local and state authorities
  • Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes
  • Taught by NSPF® Certified Instructors
  • Recognized nationally and internationally
  • Explains the operator’s role in pool care, management and risk reduction
  • Comprehensive, annually updated materials
  • Access to monthly updates & news from NSPF®
  • Eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

CPO® Certification Classes

NOTES for LIVE Class attendees:

Every class offers two 10 to 15 minute breaks per day.

Lunch break is 30 minutes.

  • If you purchase our ALL-INCLUSIVE package, you get:
    – Buffet breakfast
    – Menu lunch
    – Morning and Afternoon Snacks such as fruit, chips and cookies
    – Beverages​
  • The “Day 2 only” Live Classroom Course typically includes the following:
  • – Review of the Day 1 Online Course materials.
    – Review of the Government Codes for your state. (E.g.: Florida residents will review Florida Code; Georgia residents review the Georgia Code.)
    – Written exam.

*More than 90% of our students also chooses the All-Inclusive package with the Course.

Certified Pool & Spa Operator (CPO)

CPO® Certification: 2-Day Live Classroom Course

This 2-day live training program is the most efficient way to get your CPO® certification. It can be an excellent stand-alone course to be a certified pool operator​

2 Day Live Course (Bring your own food & drinks) – $300.00Not Available Due To COVID-19

Recertification Course and Military Discount – $275.00

(present CPO ID card /or Military ID)

Add our All-inclusive package (includes all food & beverages) – $50.00 (For 2 Days)

2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Breaks, Snacks & Beverages

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CPO® Certification Blended Course: 1-Day Online and 1-Day Live Classroom

This a 2-day course, 1-day Online and 1-day live classroom course. You can take this course’s first day online from home or from office and the live training will be taught by our in-house certified trainers at Portofino University.

Blended Course (Bring your own food & drinks) – $300.00
Recertification Course and Military Discount – $275.00
(present CPO ID card /or Military ID)

Add our All-inclusive package (includes all food & beverages) – $25.00 (For 1 Day)

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Break, Snacks & Beverages


CPO® Certification: Day 1 Only – Online Course

You can quickly improve your knowledge and reduce risk by taking this engaging, interactive program. This online training program can be the first step to earning CPO® Certification or it can be an excellent stand-alone course in the fundamentals of pool and spa operation. It includes Pool & Spa Operator Handbook and E-book. Must take Live Exam Day 2 and pass to be certified.

Day 1 Online Course – $275.00


CPO® Certification: Day 2 Only – Live Classroom Course

This is for people who have already completed the “Day 1 Only – Online Course”. In this course we’ll review the day one materials and your state code. Live classroom course is the actual written exam and It’s all taught by our certified trainers at Portofino University. For certification you must also attend Day 1 online course and pass written examination.

Day 2 Live Course (Bring your own food & drinks) – $300.00
Recertification Course – $275.00

Add our All-inclusive package (includes all food & beverages) – $25.00 (For 1 Day)

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Break, Snacks & Beverages


Pool & Spa Operator Handbook Spiral-bound – 2016 – $65.00

Fundamental training and reference manual for aquatic professionals, including operators, health officials, service technicians, retailers, property managers, and manufacturers.


PoolMath™ Workbook – $25.00

This workbook was developed by the National Swimming Pool Foundation to be a resource for performing essential calculations from pool volumes to chemical dosages calculations. Use this to learn how to calculate pool surface area, pool water volume, chemical dosage amounts, saturation index, filter surface area, flow rate, filter flow rate capacity, turnover rate, heater sizing, spa water draining frequency, make-up water amount, maximum user load, and total dynamic head.

Handbook Policy – Late Registration

  • Books will not be shipped under 14 days or less before start of class.
  • You may pick a handbook up in person with proof of course purchase at Portofino
  • Handbooks are only shipped to home addresses.
  • By not including a home address on your registration, you are accepting this policy.
  • Should you want the handbook shipped to a business address and you do not receive for study before class or are lost, before admission to class, a new handbook must be purchased for $65.00.
  • University, 6005 Powers Avenue, Suite 102, Jacksonville, Florida 3227

About PHTA

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, spa, and hot tub manufacturers, manufacturers’ agents, builders, designers, distributors, suppliers, installers, retailers, and service technicians. For more than half a century, PHTA has been serving members and the public with critical industry knowledge that ranges from sound regulatory practice to industry trends and consumer attitudes. Since 1983, PHTA is the only industry organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute as the recognized Standards Development Organization to promote and develop the nation’s standards for swimming pools and hot tubs.

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