Upcoming Courses

  • CPO Certified Pool Operator Course October 25-26 in Ottawa
    Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m. – Oct. 26, 5:00 p.m.
    Hyatt Place Ottawa West, 300 Moodie Dr, Ottawa, ON K2H 9G1, Canada
    Learn the industry standards and take the CPO certification 2-day course. This Certified Pool & Spa Operator course is an in-person classroom course with your instructor, Scott Bowron. COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be followed according to Ontario Public Health.
  • CPO Online Course- November 16, 2021
    Tue., Nov. 16
    CPO Online Course with Primer
    Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    CPO Online Course with Primer
    This Certified Pool & Spa Operator (CPO) course is online with a 1 day live session with your instructor, Scott Bowron. Your exam will be online right after your live session.

The PHTA (formerly NSPF) Certified Pool Operator Certificate (CPO) Course is now available in 2 formats, a 2-day in person instructor lead course and an online blended primer course and a 1-day instructor lead course online. Both courses cover the 18 chapter course materials and exam for CPO certification. 

Learn how to:

  • Reduce risks in and around the water

  • Prevent drowning, recreational water illness, suction entrapment, evisceration, diving accidents, electrocutions, chemical hazards, and slips and falls

  • Address regulatory guidelines

  • Maintain disinfection and water balance

  • Manage water problems

  • Perform troubleshooting, chemical testing, and record keeping

  • Manage chemical feed

  • Utilize automation and technology

Ontario Health Regulation:

6. (2) Every operator shall be trained in public pool and public spa operation and maintenance, filtration systems, water chemistry and all relevant safety and emergency procedures.

A CPO® Certification provides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.

* Our CPO® training course teaches to Ontario provincial codes *

**Textbooks & Exams are available in French & Spanish upon advanced request**

In-Person 2-Day Course Schedule







Call or Text 1-226-448-4020 or email scottbowron@clearaquatics.ca

Model Aquatic Health Code - MAHC

Ontario Health Code 2018 - Key changes

CDC - Recommended pool fouling/fecal response

Day 1
Legislative authorities
Math review
Microbiology in pool water
Pool water problems/balance
Types of pumps and controllers

Day 2
Record keeping
New design considerations
Written Exam - 50 questions

*exams availabe in French & Spanish

upon request

COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Your safety is our greatest concern. All physcial distancing protocols, provided by Public Health for the Province of Ontario, will be followed 
in our in-class CPO Course. 
Hand Sanitizer and Masks will be provided for all partipants.


Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Courses

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