for service professionals

Residential Water Chemistry for service professionals

This intensive course will cover all aspects of pool chemistry including water balance, calculations, measurements and conversions, alternative sanitation methods, cyanuric acid, the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI), water testing techniques, the use and benefits of borates and more.


CPO® certification course

What is CPO® certification?


A CPO® Certification provides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of swimming pool and spa operations. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. The NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification program, the world's leading verifiable pool and spa training credential, is available as a blended training program.

CPO® Certification Program Benefits

· Proven educational tool

· Widely accepted by local and state authorities

· Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes

· Includes a comprehensive handbook that is updated regularly

· Taught by NSPF® Certified Instructors

· Recognized nationally and internationally

· Gives participants a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care, management and risk reduction

This course is a perfect starting point to prepare for the AST™ Certification course.

Where are the courses offered?

The CPO® Certification course is offered around the globe. Let us know when and where you need the course and we will gladly make arrangements to host it in YOUR HOME CITY.

CPI™ Certification



Are you looking to grow professionally and diversify your service offerings? Certified Pool & Spa Inspector™ (CPI™) provides a standardized training program for health officials and pool operators to conduct pool and spa inspections. CPI™ training assures a sanitary, healthy, and safe environment for staff and patrons of public swimming pools and spas.

CPI™ focuses on these topics while the online format allows students to learn at their own pace:

  • Understanding the basis for code requirements and why a violation is a public health hazard
  • Performing an inspection of the pool and spa area
  • Evaluating swimming pool operation and maintenance
  • Assessing the circulation system and its components
  • Evaluating a facility for VGB Act compliance
  • Recognizing the elements of spa inspections
  • Understanding recreational water illnesses
  • Maintaining supervision and operator records
  • Recognizing the elements of aquatic play features
  • Understanding swimming pool design standards and their impact on public health

Home Pool Essentials - Online


  • Home Pool Essentials was jointly developed by the American Red Cross and the National Swimming Pool Foundation to teach home pool owners the basics of pool and hot tub maintenance, along with strategies for creating a safer pool environment. 

  • Watch a course preview of Home Pool Essentials
  • This pool maintenance and safety course is ideal for:
  • Home pool or hot tub owners
    Foster or adoptive parents
    Health advocates
    Child service organisations
    Daycare workers
    Group homes
    Home inspectors
    Insurance carriers
  • This course will take roughly 3-4 hours to complete online.
  • For more information on this NSPF courses, contact us.
  • If you are ready to book your course, please visit our secure online store.

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If you are ready to proceed in booking a course, please either contact our office at 613-699-2817 or download and return the INTAKE FORM found on the FEES page.

Our goal is to help you as much as possible. 

Rob Stewart, NSPFI