Certified Pool Operator (CPO)

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
8:30 AM (EDT)
to Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 12:00 PM (EST)
* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 12:00 PM (EST)

Certified Pool Operator (CPO)

Time: 8:30 am– 5:00 pm | Registration begins at 8:15 am
Instructor: Dave Sanders, PHTA Certified CPO Instructor
Continuing Education Credit: 6.00 CEC’s

According to Florida Law 64E-9.018,

"An individual who services a public pool by maintaining the cleanliness, water quality, and chemical balance of public pools shall be certified. To be certified an individual must demonstrate knowledge of public pools…(and) shall attend a training course of national recognition that is approved by the department of at least 16 hours in length and shall pass a test acceptable to the department."

The certification curriculum will cover information regarding proper pool chemistry, mitigating physical hazards, facility management, general safety, risk, and liability topics among others. Please note: The CPO certification is only valid for 5 years.

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* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 12:00 PM (EST)
* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 12:00 PM (EST)

Class Pricing

  • APASS Subscriber: $350
  • Members: $400 
  • Non-members: $450

Meet Your Instructor

Dave Sanders, NAAEI
Dave is a State of Florida Certified General Contractor and Roofing Contractor, Pool and Hot Tub Association Certified Pool Operator and Instructor, National Apartment Association Education Institute Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician and Instructor, with Master of Science (Civil Engineering) and Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degrees from Tennessee Technological University. He has worked with both National Apartment Management and Single Family Residential companies, operated a general contracting firm, instructed college level classes, and owned/operated a fast food restaurant.  When Dave is not sharing his knowledge,  he is a Husband/Dad/Son that enjoys fishing and shooting sports as well as reading adventure novels, playing solitaire and sodoku, but NOTHING beats leading a class at AAGO!

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