for service professionals

Advanced Residential Water Chemistry

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.

CPO® and AST™ Certification


The educational standard for residential pool and spa service professionals

The AST® Certification is a comprehensive blend of online and classroom training designed to provide service professionals with the knowledge and skills to fully service residential pools and spas.  AST® Certification provides in-depth instruction on aquatic facility operation, water treatment procedures, equipment servicing, business management tactics, job-site risk management, workplace safety best practices, equipment maintenance, installation and repair, aquatic structure types, finishes, and local codes.

The AST® Certification course is comprised of approximately 45 hours of self-paced online learning, followed by one to two days in class, depending on state requirements.* Since the majority of our training is online you have the option to learn at a time and a place that is convenient for you. You have access to the course for an entire year and you can review the course content as many times as you want. Classroom sessions are scheduled at various times and locations around North America to offer convenient access to everyone.


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

Need more information?

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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


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