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Certificate Course  - Swimming Pool Operator

CSPO certificateDue to the many new apartment and condominium projects combined with some of the existing ones that have swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, & jacuzzis, our Swimming Pool Operator’s Course (CSPO) has been developed to assist you when applying for a position in a project that contains this equipment. It will also assist current operators' who wish to update their skills and knowledge. Your CSPO certificate of achievement shows present and potential employers that you are qualified in the day to day operations of the above equipment. This knowledge will give you a clear advantage over others that are not trained in this field and do not have the CSPO certificate. It will also help you open doors to some new career opportunities!


Government Certified & BBB A+ Accredited Better Business Bureau Member

government certified CSPO course providerAs a government certified educational institute you are assured of qualified training from a recognized and reputable school. RMTI is certified by the Federal Government as an educational institution which allows us to offer an "official tax receipt", this in turn allows you to "deduct your tuition fees" from income tax when taking the CSPO course with us. RMTI is also a long standing member of the BBB-Better Business Bureau and is now an A+ Accredited member and supports their guidelines on good business practices and ethics.


Employment Opportunities - Swimming Pool Operation

Many of our Certified Swimming Pool Operators course graduates have secured new positions in projects containing swimming pools and other recreational equipment that were not previously available to them as they did not have the skills to manage them. By being able to save your employer or potential employer the cost of expensive service calls and the costs for ongoing day to day maintenance, you have opened up many new opportunities for yourself.


Course Length - Time Commitment – Swimming Pool Course

The CSPO certificate program through RMTI is completed through a Distance Education format also referred to as Home-Study. The course length is 80 hours therefore with 4 hours of study a day, 5 days a week you can complete the course in 4 weeks. With Full Time study (8 hours a day) you can complete the course in 2 weeks. You can finish sooner by committing more time each day, it's your choice!  You do have 12 months to complete the CSPO course from your date of registration. You may start the course at any time!


Course Format - Offered Online 

take the CSPO course onlineOur swimming pool operators online course (CSPO) consists of 5 modules of which each has an assignment and an exam. A final exam will be available to you once your chapter assignments & exams have been completed. Click here to view a complete course outline. You should have a literacy level equivalent to grade 10.


CSPO Course Outline

  • Recirculation and filtration
  • Pool fill water and makeup water
  • Turnover
  • Minimum flow rate
  • Skimmers
  • Main drain
  • Piping
  • Valves
  • Hair lint strainer
  • Recirculation pump
  • Pump prime
  • Filtration
  • Backwash cycle
  • Pool inlets
  • Recirculation accessories
  • Flow meter
  • Hypochlorinator
  • Pressure gauges
  • Water heaters
  • Therapeutic pools
  • Health and safety problems
  • Operational instructions
  • Diagrams
  • Pool cleanings
  • Pool surroundings
  • Safety
  • Pool markings
  • Pool enclosure
  • Surfaces
  • Controlled access
  • Storage of chemicals
  • Turbid water
  • Indoor pools
  • Cross connections
  • Safe handling of chemicals
  • Chemical balance
  • pH and alkalinity control
  • Testing pH
  • Testing total alkalinity
  • pH scale
  • Pool records
  • Chlorine/Salt water pools 
  • Winter shutdown-Spring opening
  • Pool operators' vocabulary


CSPO Course Fees

Certified Swimming Pool Operators course fees in Vancouver

If you are looking to work as a couple, as some of our graduates do, and would both like to take the CSPO course and receive individual certificates and designations, we offer a "couples discount" (see below). Both of you must register at the same time.

Single Course Fee: $750.00 (Textbook included)

Couples "Discount Rate" Course Fee: $1400.00 (Textbooks included)

Note: To receive couples discount, both students must register at the same time and textbooks will be shipped to the same address. If you require one of the textbooks to be shipped to a different address, a $25.00 shipping and handling fee will apply.

Textbooks: Free shipping within Canada only 

Course fees are tax deductible and you receive a T2202A Canada Revenue Agency form upon registration.


Supplied by RMTI

We will set up an on line student account for you and email you a confidential username and password that will enable you to access and complete the whole course on line. Your course text book will be mailed to you by registered post. Your exam results will be emailed to you and then maintained in our secure database. 

UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION - 80% required on final exam.

  • CSPO® designation - Certified Swimming Pool Operator
  • CSPO® Certificate of achievement


Distance-Education with RMTI Has Many Benefits

Sometimes called correspondence or home-study this method of learning new skills, knowledge and a trade has grown by more that 700% over the last 10 years. Now recognized as an excellent tool for learning in nearly all types of occupations.

  • Convenience - Take the course in the comfort of your home or office
  • Flexibility - Students often don't want to or can't go to school full-time
  • Saving time - You won't waste time commuting to school
  • Go at your own pace - No classroom pressure
  • You won't be held back by slower students
  • No interruptions of your job or family life - Study when you please
  • Questions during the course? - Call us anytime or if convenient Drop into our office and we will help you

Other Benefits of the program:

  • Course Fees are TAX DEDUCTIBLE - Official receipt issued upon registration
  • No yearly fees for maintaining your certification 
  • Employment Opportunities in Apartment/Condo projects available in many different locations
  • Accredited A+Member of the Better Business Bureau
  • Government Certified


How can you get started in your new career?

There are four ways to register for the program:

  1. Register Online -- Credit card payments/Interac e-Transfer only
    HERE to reach our Application/Registration page
  2. Interac e-Transfer -  Register Online or call us Toll Free: 1-800-665-8339
  3. Register by phone
    Call us Toll Free: 1-800-665-8339

  4. Register by mail
    Complete a "Printable Application", and mail it to us with your course fee






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