There are two ways to become a CPO Certificate Holder. The first is to attend a two day classroom session. The two days are consecutive, and you must be present at both. The second is to complete the Blended Course. The Blended Course consists of completing the Pool Operator Primer (online) and attending the second day of any scheduled classroom session. With either of these options, you must pass the test with a 75% or higher.
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The test is open book and open note. There are 50 questions which are all multiple choice. Some of these do require calculation to get the answer. The support materials Blue Wave supplies makes these calculations as painless as possible.
If you did not pass the test you can schedule a retake exam. Retake exams take place at our office and must be scheduled ahead of time. The cost is $65, and payment is due before you take the exam. If you missed passing by more than a few questions, we recommend retaking the class, or at least completing the Pool Operator Primer before taking the retake exam.
If you do not receive your certificate within 4 weeks, call or e-mail us and verify your shipping address. We will contact the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) and make sure you get it.
There will be no transfer fee for changing course date if request is received more than 14 days prior to the course. Within 14 days of your registered course, there will be a $60 transfer fee that must be paid before the course you are changing to.