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Pool Operator Training Courses

We recommend you contact your state or local government pool inspection group (many are listed under Environmental Health headings) to see what they suggest for pool operator training courses, and to ensure the pool operator training course meets state or local approval.

To learn more about training courses in your area, please directly contact the organizations listed below. This list is not meant to be a complete listing of all the pool operator-training courses available.

American Lifeguard Certified In-Class Pool Operators Course
American Lifeguard Association, Inc.
8300 Boone Blvd., 5th Floor
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 703-761-6750, Fax: 801-838-0960

Aquatic Facility Operator Course (AFO)
National Recreation and Park Association
22377 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn, VA 20148-4501
Phone: 703-858-0784, Fax: 703-858-0794

Certified Pool Operator Course (CPO)
National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)
4775 Granby Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80919-3131
Phone: 719-540-9119

Commercial Pool Technician Course (CPT)
Aquatic Training Institute
Attn: Tom Donaldson
PO Box 141797 Gainesville, FL 32614-1797
Phone: 800-385-0270, Fax: 904-687-0107

Licensed Aquatic Facility Technician Course (LAFT)
American Swimming Pool and Spa Association
Attn: Tony Suchy, Chairman
1108 Little River Drive Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: 877-766-5724, Fax: 252-330-7227

Practical Pool Management Plus (PPM+)
Aquatic Safety Research Group, LLC
Attn: Tom Griffith
1632 Glenwood Circle
State College, PA 16803
Phone & Fax: 814-234-0313

Tech I / Tech II
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP)
2111 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-838-0083

Professional Pool and Spa Operator, Canada (PPSO)
Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada
10 - 242 Applewood Crescent
Vaughan, Ontario
Canada L4K 4E5
Phone: 905-761-7920, Fax: 905-761-8837

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