CPO/AFO Education

National Parks and Recreation’s Aquatic Facility Operators (AFO) Course 

National Swimming pool Foundation Certified Pool Operators (CPO) Course

Both the AFO and CPO certification courses are geared to meet the needs of those working in public, semi-public, municipal, swim clubs, and commercial private pools or water parks. AFO and CPO are both a two day course that provides in-depth instruction in all facets of aquatic facility operation and management.  These include:

  • Filtration
  • Sanitation
  • Water Testing
  • Design Considerations
  • Facility Management
  • Risk Management
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Hot Tubs and Spas

Quality Instructors

The AFO and CPO instructor team is made up of top aquatic professionals throughout the United States. Instructors have a diverse and knowledgeable background in aquatic management, operations, water chemistry and design.


Upon the successful completion of the AFO or CPO course, participants will receive a certificate valid for five years and is renewable.

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