Become a Professional Pool and Spa Operator


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 zeros 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.

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

Better training means:
  • Improved job performance
  • New job opportunities
  • Financial rewards
  • Personal satisfaction

The PPSO course offers a second option: Teach the course and gain a new revenue stream for your business.

Who Should Apply?
No industry experience is required. 

  • Pass 60-question, open book, multiple-choice exam

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

To find a class option near you, access a list of upcoming regional events offering the PPSO course, or view our PPSO location map that lists various places where instructors will host upcoming PPSO courses. 

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