All classes require a minimum of 15 students and have a maximum of 25 students (when held at B&R).  If minimums are not reached, students will be moved to the next class.  When registration reaches 25 students for a class, that class will either be closed or moved to a different location.  Registration forms with credit card payment may be faxed to 412-661-2128 or you may register online.

Class Calendar:

  • May 31/June 1, 2017, Certified Pool Operator Certification (8:30 – 5:00) – Location:  Comfort Inn Pittsburgh East
  • June 15, 2017, New Pesticide Applicator Certification (8:30 – 4:00) – Location: B&R Pools
  • TBD, August 2017, Pesticide Recertification (Credits) Class
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NSPF Certified Pool Operator Course

A CPO® Certification provides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.  A CPO is required in Allegheny County and is recommended for all commercial facilities.  A CPO certificate is valid for 5 years. Topics include:

  • Disease and Accident Prevention
  • Hot water care, pool management
  • Codes
  • Pool calculations
  • Water Chemistry
  • Water Testing
  • Filtration
  • Recirculation
  • Maintenance
  • Seasonal Care
  • Operational problems

A grade of 75% on the test and full attendance in class is required to pass.  Photo I.D. is required for testing.
Cost for the course includes class, text book, exam and certification.  Class starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 5:00p.m. on the first day.    Class runs until 12:30 on the second day followed by the exam.  Exams must be completed within 3 hours.

If you prefer, we also offer a Blended Format Class, which consists of an Online Primer + attendance at the second day of class.  The online portion must be completed (it takes approximately 8 hours in total) and you must bring a printed Certificate of Completion to the class.  The Primer can be taken over a period of days or weeks.

Allegheny County Bathing Place Manager Certification

This certification is required in conjunction with the CPO in order to operate a commercial pool within Allegheny County. After giving a brief presentation on the County rules and regulations, the Allegheny County Health Department will administer a short quiz.  A separate fee, payable to Allegheny County, is required in order to receive your Bathing Place Manager certificate.

Pesticide Applicator Certification

Certification as a commercial or public applicator is required when pesticides are being applied to swimming pools (except for single-family residences).  This class is for NEW applicators.  B&R experts will conduct a review of Core and Category 24 in the morning, and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will administer both tests in the afternoon. Cost of the course is includes text books, review, Core and Category 24 Tests and lunch.  Photo ID is required for testing.  Class runs from 8:30 – 12:30 followed by the exam.
Note:  This class is only for those individuals who do NOT currently hold a Pesticide Applicator license.

Certified Pesticide Applicator’s Credits Course

Once certified, applicators are required to complete continuing education classes every three years.  All applicators must obtain three hours or six credits of core training and two hours or four credits of Category 24 (Swimming Pools) credits.  This seminar is designed to bring your current Pesticide Applicator’s license Core/Category 24 credits current.
Core: 6 Credits 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Category 24: 4 Credits 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Note: You must have photo ID and PA Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator License to take this seminar.