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National Certified Pool Operator - Registered Pool Operator in Utah

The Certified Pool Operator 11-hour course provides Registered Pool Operator (RPO) training as required by the Utah Department of Health. This comprehensive training program covers skills such as pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, and automatic feeding equipment. It also addresses state and county codes and other governmental requirements.

 

Participants must pass an examination given at the end of the training to receive their certification, which is valid for a period of five years. The course fee includes the Pool Operator’s Handbook produced and published by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA). This handbook is a valuable resource and reference book for both the novice and the professional who must trouble shoot on a broad spectrum of functional problems.

 

Note! All CPO courses and recertification courses are being offered live on campus or via a concurrent live webinar. Participants who participate by webinar will need a computer with Internet access, speakers, a microphone, and webcam, and will receive instructions on how to join the webinar after registration.

 

Certified Pool Operator for New or Expired Operators

In-Person located at Miller Campus | MFEC 113

Webinar located at SLCC Online

SPring 2021 

Dates

Course Number

CRN

Times

Cost*

February 8-9

CEHZ 0516-002

CEHZ 0516-102

25811 - In-Person

25813- Webinar

 M | 9 am to 4:30 pm

 T | 9 am to Noon

$219

March 15-16

CEHZ 0516-003

CEHZ 0516-103

25820 - In-Person

25858 - Webinar

 M | 9 am to 4:30 pm

 T | 9 am to Noon

$219

April 19-20

CEHZ 0516-004

CEHZ 0516-104

25878 - In-Person

25879 - Webinar

 M | 9 am to 4:30 pm

 T | 9 am to Noon

$219

Summer 2021 

Dates

Course Number

CRN

Times

Cost*

May 17-18

CEHZ 0516-005

CEHZ 0516-105

31770 - In-Person

31771- Webinar

 M | 9 am to 4:30 pm

 T | 9 am to Noon

$219

June 21-22

CEHZ 0516-006

CEHZ 0516-106

31795 - In-Person

31796 - Webinar

 M | 9 am to 4:30 pm

 T | 9 am to Noon

$219

July 19-20

CEHZ 0516-007

CEHZ 0516-107

31799 - In-Person

31800 - Webinar

 M | 9 am to 4:30 pm

 T | 9 am to Noon

$219

August 16-17

CEHZ 0516-008

CEHZ 0516-108

31803 - In-Person

31804 - Webinar

 M | 9 am to 4:30 pm

 T | 9 am to Noon

$219

 

Certified Pool Operator Recertification for Non-Expired Operators

Licensed operators who need to re-certify must attend the recertification review course (CEHZ 0517) prior to the expiration of their license and pass the exam.

SPring 2021 

Dates

Course Number

CRN

Times

Cost*

February 9

CEHZ 0517-002

CEHZ 0517-102

25818 - In-Person

25819 - Webinar

9 am to Noon

$65

March 16

CEHZ 0517-003

CEHZ 0517-103

25859 - In-Person

25860 - Webinar

9 am to Noon

$65

April 20

CEHZ 0517-004

CEHZ 0517-104

25880 - In-Person

25881 - Webinar

9 am to Noon

$65

 

Summer 2021 

Dates

Course Number

CRN

Times

Cost*

May 18

CEHZ 0517-005

CEHZ 0517-105

31772 - In-Person

31773 - Webinar

9 am to Noon

$65

June 22

CEHZ 0517-006

CEHZ 0517-106

31797 - In-Person

31798 - Webinar

9 am to Noon

$65

July 20

CEHZ 0517-007

CEHZ 0517-107

31801 - In-Person

31802 - Webinar

9 am to Noon

$65

 August 17

CEHZ 0517-008

CEHZ 0517-108

31805 - In-Person

31806 - Webinar

 9 am to Noon

 $65

 

 

*includes Pool Operators Handbook 

Please call Enrollment Services at 801-957-5200 to register for a course.

Please call Mykel Severson at 801-957-5407 if you have any questions.

 

Courses

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course CEHZ 0516
Title Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
Prerequisite
Description The 1.5 day Certified Pool Operator course is for new pool operators teaching skills such as pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance and automatic feeding equipment. The course covers Utah State and county codes, as well as other governmental requirements, and also qualifies students to take the national Certified Pool Operator exam (optional; additional fee required). 
Course CEHZ 0517
Title Certified Pool Operator Re-certification (CPO)
Prerequisite Already had an UN-expired Registered Pool Operator License
Description

Students who have previously been certified as a Registered Pool Operator by taking the two-day CPO Registered Pool Operator course from any approved course provider, and whose certification has not yet expired, should register for this refresher course on day two and must also pass the exam.  

 

FAQs

The Certified Pool Operator course is offered once per month January through October and on an as-needed basis in December (no course in November). Please refer to the home page for dates.

Simply call 801-957-5200 to register by phone!

The book is included in the price of the course.

Bring a calculator. There are calculations that need to be done to determine proper chemical levels for the pool.
All classes are held at Miller Campus in the Miller Corporate Partnership Center (MCPC) building room 110. 
Anyone who operates a public pool or spa, including apartments, townhomes, hotels, motels and retirement homes.
After successfully completing the training, participants must apply to the Department of Health in the County they work in to receive their license. Please contact your local Department of Health for the specific requirements.
Call Ms. Mykel Severson at 801-957-5407 or email mykel.severson@slcc.edu
A full refund is available if notice of cancellation is emailed to mykel.severson@slcc.edu a minimum of 48 hours prior to the start of the course.  Students are allowed to transfer to another month if they cannot attend the course they registered for.