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Typical Course Schedule

Pool School Florida CPO® Certification Course


The First Day

8:00 – 8:30 Introduction and Orientation
8:30 – 8:45 Pool and Spa Management, Ch. 1
8:45 – 9:00 Regulations and Guidelines, Ch. 2
9:00 – 10:15 Pool Calculations, Ch. 3
10:15 – 10:30 Break:  15 minutes
10:30 – 11:00 Water Contamination, Ch. 4
11:00 – Noon
Disinfection, Ch. 5
Noon – 1:00
Break:  1 hour
1:00 – 2:00
Water Balance, Ch. 6
2:00 – 2:45
Water Problems, Ch. 7
2:45 – 3:00
Break:  15 minutes
3:00 – 4:30
Water Circulation and Filtration, Ch. 10 & 11
4:30 – 5:00
Homework and How to Study

The Second Day

8:00 – 9:00 Review: Pool Calculations, Water Balance and Water Chemistry Adjustments
9:00 – 9:45 Chemical Testing, Ch. 8
9:45 – 10:30 Chemical Feed and Control, Ch. 9
10:30 – 11:00 Heating and Air Circulation, Ch. 12
11:00 – 11:15
Break:  15 minutes
11:15 – Noon State Health Code
Noon – 1:00 Break – 1 hour
1:00 – 1:30 State Health Code, continued: Guest Speaker, Health Department
1:30 – 2:15
Spas and Therapy Pools, Ch. 13
2:15 – 3:00
Management and Record Keeping, Ch. 15
3:00 – 3:15
Break:  15 minutes
3:15 – 4:15 Maintenance and Trouble-shooting, Ch. 16-17
4:15 – 5:00 Review and Test Preparation

The Third Day

8:00 – 8:15 Review Test Preparation
8:15 – 9:15 Facility Safety (including Safety in the Workplace), Ch. 14
9:15 – 9:45 Facility Renovation and Design, Ch. 18
9:45 – 10:00 Break – 15 minutes
10:00 – 1:00 Open-Book Exam (75% minimum to pass)

Supplies to bring:
  1. Calculator, notepaper, pencils, and a highlighter marker
  2. Lunch money or sack lunch
  3. Picture I.D.
  4. Pool/Spa Operators Handbook if you have already received it.

Each participant will receive one copy of the textbook, either by mail or at beginning of the course. CPO® Certification is recorded at the National Swimming Pool Foundation and lasts 5 years. To re-certify, CPO’s® may challenge the exam at any time during that 5-year period as long as the textbook is still current. POOL SCHOOL FLORIDA charges a minimum fee to administer the challenge exam to CPO’s®wishing to re-certify.