Ivy Tech Kokomo sets Certified Pool Operator course

KOKOMO, Ind. — Registration is open for a two-day Certified Pool Operator course (CPO®) offered by Ivy Tech Community College.  The course will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 and 21 with instructor Marc Hayden, a CPO® certified instructor and owner of Cabana Boy Pool Services in Plymouth, Ind. The cost is $359 per person, which includes all instruction, training materials and certification exam.

The CPO® certification course is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques and skills of pool and spa operations. The Certified Pool/Spa Operator® certification program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 282,000 successful CPO® certifications in 64 countries. Many state and local health departments accept the CPO® certification program to meet their requirements to operate a public swimming pool or spa.

The CPO® certification course covers pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment and government requirements. Additionally, the course includes the written open-book examination to achieve certification that is valid for five years.

Below is a partial list of benefits of obtaining the CPO® credential.

•          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

•          Taught by a CPO® instructor certified by the National Swimming Pool Foundation

•          Results in certification recognized nationally and internationally

•          Provides participants with a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care, management and risk reduction

•          Reduces health safety violations

For more information, contact Mike Federspill at 765-459-0561, ext. 233 or mfedersp@ivytech.edu.

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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