Certified Pool Trainers of Iowa & Minnesota ®

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Certified Pool/Spa Operator® Certification

CPO Certification Classes 2019


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John Szymanski is the primary instructor on all CPO® Certification classes conducted by Certified Pool Trainers of Iowa & Minnesota®.  He has thirty plus years experience in pool operations and chemical treatment of water.

“I enjoy teaching CPO® Certification classes, watching the smiles when the operator finally understands exactly what causes a particular problem and how that problem can be easily solved.  I feel my job as CPO® Certification instructor is to take the complex and make it easy to understand.  I will teach you that it not necessary to know it all, but to know where the answers can be found.”    John Szymanski 
We are proud to present the National Certified Pool Operator Certification Course.
This course is required by the states of Minnesota & Iowa.

Is your CPO certification up to date?
If you received CPO certificate in 2014 or before, you need to renew.

Certified Pool Operators Classes New & Renewal
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·This certification is required by the States of Minnesota & Iowa. Renew every 5 Years.
·Good training can result in the efficient operation of your facility, saving thousands of budget dollars.
·States and municipalities are constantly editing and/or revising their pool/spa operating codes; pool operators are expected to know this information.
·Older pools are less efficient, creating a challenge for skilled operators to maintain and operate with limited funds and resources.
·New pools with unique design features require specialized operation and maintenance practices.
·Rapid advances in technology require the constant updating of operator knowledge and skill.

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·Pool Managers
·Facility Engineers
·Club Managers
·Hotel and Motel Engineering Staff
·Housekeeping Staff
·Seasonal Aquatic Staff
·Recreation Facility Managers
·Public Health Department Sanitarians
·Heath and Fitness Centers Personal
The course objectives are to train participants in the most advanced techniques of chemical treatment, filtration and mechanical system operation and maintenance,
and to train them to run safer more efficient pool and spa facility.    Also to satisfy state requirements for certification.

The course format consists of 14 to 16 hours of classroom training over the course of two days. Full attendance is required on both days.  
At the conclusion, there will be an open book test. The test consists of true and false and multiple-choice questions.    **Bring calculator and highlighter to class**
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