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We offer both in-house classroom and self-study online training programs.


Acapulco offers swimming pool certification courses for professionals in the aquatic industry. These in-house or onsite courses are specifically designed for pool operators, aquatic facility supervisors/managers, health department officials and private providers of aquatic facilities.


Aquatic professionals may also take advantage of our new online Professional Pool Operator™ Course. This self-study course is perfect for those individuals who enjoy studying at their own pace or just do not seem to be able to find the time for classroom study.


Whatever program you choose, you can be assured that you are receiving expert training from fully certified instructors that will provide ongoing support whenever you need it.



In Class Courses


The CPO Course is a two (2) day training course that is a nationally recognized program for Commercial Pool and Spa Operators. When you successfully complete the course, the National Swimming Pool Foundation will certify you and give you a permanent registration number. The certification is good for five (5) years.


You will be trained in the most advanced techniques, safety, water chemistry, pool management, and maintenance in this course. The techniques and training you receive will apply to the day-to-day operation requirements of your own pool.


As a supervisor or pool operator, you have a responsibility to your patrons' safety, health and wellbeing while they use your facility.

This course also provides valuable information to aquatic directors, supervisors, pool owners, managers, recreation directors, and engineers who manage/operate swimming pools.


A coroner's jury has recommended that all Class A pool operators become Certified Pool Operators.



Acapulco 1550 Victoria Street N. Kitchener


Each day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm


$450 includes manual, NSPF registration fee and exam. HST is extra.


Please bring along a calculator, hi-liter, pen and pencil


CERTIFIED POOL OPERATOR (CPO) Recertification Course:

Must have a current valid registration number with the National Swimming Pool Foundation, and you must provide a copy of your certificate when registering for the course.


This recertification class cannot be taken with an expired registration number. 



Acapulco 1550 Victoria Street N. Kitchener


Each day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm


$225 includes manual, NSPF registration fee and exam. HST is extra.


New certificate will be valid for five (5) years


Please bring a calculator, hi-liter, pen and pencil with you.


To register for an in class course click here


Online Courses


No time for two (2) days of classroom instruction? Acapulco is pleased to be the first in North America to provide a Professional Pool Operator™ course online. This online training program has been developed by Acapulco staff, who are certified with the AAPO, National Swimming Pool Foundation and Ontario Recreation and Facilities Association. 


This is a complete self-study program. Once registered for the Professional Pool Operator’s™ course, you will receive an email including the course material and your personal username. At your own pace, study the course material and when you are fully prepared, log in and complete the online exam.


The exam consists of 20 multiple choice questions touching on various aspects of pool operation. You must receive 75% to successfully complete the course. Upon successful completion of the exam you will receive your Professional Pool Operators™ designation along with a Certificate of Completion.


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$199 includes digital course material and exam. HST is extra.

To register for an online course click here