Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification
Upcoming Courses - 2 Day In Person
April 13 and 14, 2021 – FULL!
April 27 and 28, 2021 – FULL!
May 11 and 12, 2021 – JUST ADDED!
June 15 and 16, 2021
July 13 and 14, 2021
August 24 and 25, 2021
We understand if you are not comfortable attending two-days in person. If that is the case please explore our Fusion/Blended Course here.
Interested in spending only one day in class? Sign up for the Blended CPO® Course.
The CPO® Blended Course utilizes an online training program that covers most of the CPO® Course book. Students have 6 months to complete the online portion once started, and 6 months from completion to attend the in-classroom portion. The second day of any of our listed CPO® Courses satisfies the in-classroom requirement.
Limiting our classes to under 20 students allows us to make sure each student has the opportunity to be heard. Individual attention is an important part of the learning experience. Blue Wave is following all social distancing guidelines in our classes.
For information regarding recertification, please click here.
Who Should Attend?
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. (according to nspf.org) The CPO® Training Course teaches an abundance of information to train staff members or individuals required to work with pools. It covers topics such as pool and spa chemistry and calculations, state and federal regulations, energy conservation, water sanitizing and testing, maintenance, troubleshooting and much more. Upon successful completion, participants will have a better understanding of an operator’s role in pool management and care. The course takes two consecutive days to complete with an open book, open note test at the end.
*Certification is valid for 5 years.*
Brian Diglio has been servicing pools in Connecticut for over 35 years and is the President of Blue Wave Pool Service and Supplies located in Hamden, CT. Blue Wave has received numerous service company awards of excellence by the Northeast Spa and Pool Association under his direction. Brian has twice served as the President of the Connecticut chapter of the APSP® (Association of Pool and Spa Professionals®), and for several years served as Education Chairman. He has instructed for the APSP® Tech One and Tech Two classes. He also has helped the state as a subject matter expert for their license testing and has spoken at health department classes. Brian is a Pool and Hot Tub Alliance® CPO® Certification holder, inspector, and instructor.
Justin Ivey started working at Blue Wave in 2010 as a once a week office helper. In 2013 he was hired as the full-time office manager. Quickly, he achieved his State of Connecticut Swimming Pool Service License and immersed himself in taking as many educational courses as he could. In 2019, he was awarded the Young Professional of the Year from the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA®) and achieved his PHTA® Instructor Certification. Justin is a Pool and Hot Tub Alliance® CPO® Certification holder, inspector and instructor.
At the end of each course, we hand out reviews. Every anonymous comment is read, and we take it to heart. Since 2012, we have had over 650 reviews turned in and our course rating averages at a 9.6 out of 10. We are proud of the course we offer and hope you choose Blue Wave for your CPO Certification.