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Certified Pool Operator

The Certified Pool Operator 11-hour course provides Certified and Registered Pool Operator (RPO) training as required by the Utah Department of Health and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This comprehensive training program covers pool and spa management, regulations, testing, chemistry calculations and chemical feed, contamination and disinfection, water balance, circulation and filtration, heating and air conditioning, maintenance and troubleshooting, and state and federal governmental statutes. Participants from other states are welcome.

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 a training manual, which is a valuable resource and reference to troubleshoot a broad spectrum of functional problems.

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

Please call PD Registration at 801-957-5200, option 1 to register for a course.

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

In-Person located at Miller Campus | MFEC 206

Webinar located at SLCC Online via Google Meets


Certified Pool Operator for New or Expired Operators
Summer 2021
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
July 19-20 CEHZ 0516 007 31799 In-Person Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
CEHZ 0517 107 31800 Live Webinar Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
August 16-17 CEHZ 0516 007 31803 In-Person Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
CEHZ 0517 107 31804 Live Webinar Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
Certified Pool Operator Recertification for Non-Expired Operators
Summer 2021
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
July 20 CEHZ 0517 007 31801 In-Person Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65
CEHZ 0517 107 31802 Live Webinar Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
August 17 CEHZ 0517 008 31805 In-Person Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65
CEHZ 0517 108 31806 Live Webinar Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65
Certified Pool Operator for New or Expired Operators
Fall 2021
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
September 20-21 CEHZ 0516 009 45982 In-Person Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
CEHZ 0517 109 45973 Live Webinar Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
October 18-19 CEHZ 0516 010 45984 In-Person Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
CEHZ 0517 110 45975 Live Webinar Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
November 15-16 CEHZ 0516 011 45986 In-Person Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
CEHZ 0517 110 45977 Live Webinar Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
December 13-14* CEHZ 0516 012 45988 In-Person Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
CEHZ 0517 112 45979 Live Webinar Monday 9 am to 4 pm $219
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
Certified Pool Operator Recertification for Non-Expired Operators
Fall 2021
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
September 21 CEHZ 0517 009 45983 In-Person Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65
CEHZ 0517 109 45974 Live Webinar Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
October 19 CEHZ 0517 010 45985 In-Person Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65
CEHZ 0517 110 45976 Live Webinar Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
November 16 CEHZ 0517 011 45987 In-Person Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65
CEHZ 0517 111 45978 Live Webinar Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65
Dates Course # CRN Mode Days Times Price
December 14* CEHZ 0517 012 45989 In-Person Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65
CEHZ 0517 112 45980 Live Webinar Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm $65

*must have a minimum of 5 total CPO students to run the course

includes Pool Operators Handbook 

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.