Become a Professional
Pool and Spa Operator!
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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.

Developed FOR the industry, BY the industry, the PPSO® course zeroes-in on the core skills needed for safe and efficient commercial pool and spa operation. The format makes it easy to determine the building blocks for a solid foundation for your aquatics career.

Better training means:

  • Improved job performance

  • New job opportunities

  • Financial rewards

  • Personal satisfaction

Both BASIC and PACKAGE courses include the APSP® Professional Pool Spa Operator (PPSO®) Manual - a comprehensive guide for pool and spa professionals that provides valuable information on the fundamentals of pool and spa operations and water management.

Unlike traditional courses, the PPSO® course provides everything commercial pool operators need, and nothing they don’t.

Who Should Apply?
No industry experience is required. The only requirements are that you must pass a 60-question, closed-book, multiple-choice exam at the end of the course in order to receive your certificate.

The Instructor-led program is a two-day course. Students are provided with the PPSO® Manual which is designed to facilitate student learning. The book contains Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter, which are reinforced at the end of the chapter with review questions.
 

This is Commercial Pool Certification Training Like No Other!

Why PPSO®?
Time and again, members note that traditional certification courses offer too much unnecessary information that leaves students confused and unprepared in the real world. Unlike traditional courses, the PPSO® course provides everything commercial operators need and nothing they don’t—setting up commercial operators for success on day 1.

 

The new course focuses on delivering core content around the actual tasks that need to be done to service a pool system:

  • Must-know information about the circulation and filtration system

  • How to interpret and apply state and local codes

  • How to identify and address chemical and physical safety concerns


Get started today.  Take the new PPSO® course!

CERTIFICATION COURSES

Hybrid

 

8-hr Online + 8-hr Instructor lead live class; (Must bring 8-hr online signed certificate), Includes: APSP® PPSO® Manual, Your State Pool Code, 1-Breakfast, 1-Lunch, 1-Break.

 

8-hr Online + 8-hr Instructor lead live class; (Must bring 8-hr online signed certificate); includes: APSP® PPSO® Manual, Your State Pool Code,   Bring your own lunch (30-minutes) and refreshments.

Become a Professional
Pool and Spa Operator!
0CART

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.

Developed FOR the industry, BY the industry, the PPSO® course zeroes-in on the core skills needed for safe and efficient commercial pool and spa operation. The format makes it easy to determine the building blocks for a solid foundation for your aquatics career.

Better training means:

  • Improved job performance

  • New job opportunities

  • Financial rewards

  • Personal satisfaction

Both BASIC and PACKAGE courses include the APSP® Professional Pool Spa Operator (PPSO®) Manual - a comprehensive guide for pool and spa professionals that provides valuable information on the fundamentals of pool and spa operations and water management.

Unlike traditional courses, the PPSO® course provides everything commercial pool operators need, and nothing they don’t.

Who Should Apply?
No industry experience is required. The only requirements are that you must pass a 60-question, closed-book, multiple-choice exam at the end of the course in order to receive your certificate.

The Instructor-led program is a two-day course. Students are provided with the PPSO® Manual which is designed to facilitate student learning. The book contains Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter, which are reinforced at the end of the chapter with review questions.
 

This is Commercial Pool Certification Training Like No Other!

Why PPSO®?
Time and again, members note that traditional certification courses offer too much unnecessary information that leaves students confused and unprepared in the real world. Unlike traditional courses, the PPSO® course provides everything commercial operators need and nothing they don’t—setting up commercial operators for success on day 1.

 

The new course focuses on delivering core content around the actual tasks that need to be done to service a pool system:

  • Must-know information about the circulation and filtration system.

  • How to interpret and apply state and local codes.

  • How to identify and address chemical and physical safety concerns.

Get started today.  Take the new PPSO® course!

PPSO® Certification Courses

NOTES for LIVE Class attendees:

  • 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

- Beverages​

  • The "Day 2 only" Live Classroom Course typically includes the following: 

- Review of the Day 1 Online Course materials.

- Review of the Government Codes for your state. (E.g.: Florida residents will review Florida Code; Georgia residents review the Georgia Code.)

- Written exam.

*More than 90% of our students also chooses the All-Inclusive package with the Course.

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.

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 Online Course - Day 1 Only 

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.

  • Day 2 Live Course (Bring your own food & drinks) $185.00
     

  • Recertification Course - $170.00
     

  • Add our All-inclusive package (includes all food & beverages) - $25.00  (For 1 Day)

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Break, Snacks & Beverages

Manual, Spiral Bound - 2nd Edition$55.00 price includes tax & shipping

The PPSO Manual is a comprehensive guide for pool and spa professionals that provides valuable information on the fundamentals of pool and spa operations and water management.

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

About APSP

The APSP® is the world’s largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa, hot tub and
recreational water industries. APSP® is the leading industry advocate promoting professional best practices through
education, industry standards, and safety.

APSP® members adhere to a code of ethics in business and technical practices and share a strong commitment to the safe, healthful, and enjoyable use of industry products.
 

The APSP® effectively replaced another well-known industry organization known as “National Pool and Spa Institute” or NSPI in 2006.
More information at: The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals.

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