Every class offers two 10 to 15 minute breaks per day.
Lunch break is 30 minutes.
If you purchase our ALL-INCLUSIVE package, you get:
- Buffet breakfast
- Menu lunch
- Morning and Afternoon Snacks such as fruit, chips and cookies
*More than 90% of our students also chooses the All-Inclusive package with the Course.
Portofino University offers live training courses for Professional Pool Spa Operator (PPSO℠), Certified Pool Operator (CPO®), Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS℠), Certified Service Technician (CST℠) Certified Building Professional (CBP℠) and Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT℠).
PPSO® Certification: 2-Day Live Classroom Course
This is a two day live training program to earn your PPSO® Certification. This course will help you become an expert in pool and spa operations. It's all taught by our in-house PPSO® certified trainers at Portofino University.
2 Day Live Course (Bring your own food & drinks) - $225.00
Recertification Course - $200.00
Add our All-inclusive package (includes all food & beverages) - $50.00 (For 2 Days)
2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Breaks, Snacks & Beverages
PPSO® Certification Hybrid Course: 1-Day Online and 1-Day Live Classroom
This a 2-day course, 1-day Online and 1-day live classroom course. You can take the first day online from home, office or anywhere. The live training will be taught by our in-house PPSO® certified trainers at Portofino University.
PPSO® Certification Live Classroom Course - Day 2 Only
This is for people who have already completed the "Online Course - Day 1". In this course we'll review the Day 1 Online course materials, your state codes and we'll take the written exam. It's all taught by our in-house PPSO® certified trainers at Portofino University.
CPO® Certification: 2-Day Live Classroom Course
This 2-day live training program is the most efficient way to get your CPO® certification. It can be an excellent stand-alone course to be a certified pool operator.
CPO® Certification Blended Course: 1-Day Online and 1-Day Live Classroom
This a 2-day course, 1-day Online and 1-day live classroom course. You can take this course's first day online from home or from office and the live training will be taught by our in-house certified trainers at Portofino University.
CPO® Certification: Day 2 Only - Live Classroom Course
This is for people who have already completed the "Day 1 Only - Online Course". In this course we'll review the day one materials and your state code. Live classroom course is the actual written exam and It's all taught by our certified trainers at Portofino University. For certification you must also attend Day 1 online course and pass written examination.
Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS℠) - Complete Live Course
This course takes you through the APSP Service Tech Manual and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards. After completing this course you will have gained a strong understanding of Safety, Pool Circulation and Filtration, Pool Maintenance, and Water Quality. You will also learn other important topics such as electrical systems, pool structures and finishes, heaters and controls, and customer service. You have also earned a name for yourself in the pool industry as a maintenance person in the know!
Certified Service Technician (CST℠) - Complete Live Course
This self-paced course takes you through the APSP Service Tech Manual and gives you what you need to know to conform to industry standards. You will be able to explain common problems with pool finishes and how to repair them. You can also explain how to keep pools running more efficiently with a better understanding of circulation, filtration, hydraulics and electricity. You can also grow your practical knowledge and gain troubleshooting skills and resources and distinguish yourself as an experienced and knowledgeable service technician.
Certified Service Professional (CSP℠) - Complete Live Course
Earning a highly sought-after swimming pool certification is your ticket to marketing, business and employment opportunities.
The CSP℠ certification shows potential customers as well as potential employers that you have the knowledge and skills that set you apart from the rest. This nationally recognized designation can help you raise confidence among customers, and increase your visibility with pool and spa manufacturers, distributors and buying groups.
Certified Building Professional (CBP℠) - Complete Live Course
This nationally recognized designation is highly sought after by those who know the value of certification. As a Certified Building Professional (CBP℠), you’ll raise confidence with prospective customers and raise your industry visibility among pool and spa manufacturers, distributors and buying groups.
Earning your CBP℠ certification sets you apart from your colleagues and showcases your knowledge and skills. It makes you a more valuable asset and keeps you and your organization more competitive.
Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT℠) - Complete Live Course
After completing this course you will have gained a wide body of practical knowledge on servicing and troubleshooting factory built portable hot tubs regardless of brand. You have mastered the essentials of hot tub water chemistry, electrical systems, circulation and filtration. You have also learned tips and tricks for basic repairs to interior surfaces. The Certified Hot Tub Technician program covers the essentials of servicing portable hot tubs, and equipment repair and replacement. Instruction is given by industry experts, based upon the APSP Hot Tub Technician Manual and Workbook. Upon completion of the training program, you will be eligible to take the CHTT exam. There are no experience requirements; new employees are eligible.
Handbook Policy – Late Registration
• Books will not be shipped under 14 days or less before start of class.
• You may pick a handbook up in person with proof of course purchase at Portofino
• Handbooks are only shipped to home addresses.
• By not including a home address on your registration, you are accepting this policy.
• Should you want the handbook shipped to a business address and you do not receive for study before class or are lost, before admission to class, a new handbook must be purchased for $65.00.
• University, 6005 Powers Avenue, Suite 102, Jacksonville, Florida 3227