Maintenance and Operations
Diplomas and Certification
You got two choices; you can just get the training online and get a certificate of completion. Or if you want to be certified you require live training and a live written proctored exam. Almost half of the United States required you to be certified and not just having a training and getting a certificate. That is why to be certified is compulsory for work in many states.
In our Maintenance and Operation training we offer CMS®, CPO® and PPSO® courses. These courses are design for the people who either need to maintain swimming pools or operate them in a commercial environment. It’s perfect for anyone of the following job responsibilities:
Specific Options (or modules, if applicable)
For Maintenance and Operations training, as we have mentioned earlier there are three courses you can take; PPSO, CPO and CMS.
Professional Pool and Spa Operator (PPSO®)
The Professional Pool and Spa Operator (PPSO®) certification course is the industry’s premier program for commercial swimming pool operators, managers, engineers, service company professionals, health officials and facility owners.
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.
This online training program can be the first step to earning PPSO® Certification. It's also an excellent stand-alone course in the fundamentals of pool and spa operation. Registrants for the course receive a copy of the APSP Professional Pool and Spa Manual. A physical address is required for shipment of materials. You get official course certificate upon successful completion of the online course. Must take Live Exam Day 2 and pass to be certified.
Day 1 Online Course - $225.00
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.
Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO®)
CPO® Certification provides you with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations that a professional needs in both commercial and residential environments. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities all over the world.
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.
You can quickly improve your knowledge and reduce risk by taking this engaging, interactive program. This online training program can be the first step to earning CPO® Certification or it can be an excellent stand-alone course in the fundamentals of pool and spa operation. It includes CPO® Handbook. Must take Live Exam Day 2 and pass to be certified.
Day 1 Online Course - $225.00
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®)
After completing this pool maintenance certification course, you will have:
Gained a strong understanding of safety, pool circulation and filtration, pool maintenance, and water quality
Learned about other important topics such as electrical systems, pool structures and finishes, heaters and controls, and customer service
Earned a name for yourself in the pool industry as a maintenance person in the know