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Pool Operator Training

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

Guide to Professional Swimming Pool Operations
NPC Contracting, Inc.
649 First Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-349-1065

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

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