We offer an Online PO Challenge Course to become a Certified Pool Operator that you can complete on your own time at home or work. The program allows your parents or your employer to proctor the online exam. The SPSA PO certification will be valid for three years from the date issued. Please see below for additional information regarding how the program works.
The Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPSA) offer an approved challenge course that allows individuals to obtain a Pool Operator's Certificate for the Northern Virginia area. Thousands of individuals have used our challenge program to get their PO permit to operate a public swimming pool in the Northern Virginia area.
Upon registration, you will receive your study materials online so you can start the program right away! The final proctored exam is a timed 50-question multiple-choice test that candidates may take up to one hour to complete. Either your parent or employer must proctor it. Once you have completed the online exam, the proctor must immediately send us an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org from their email account. We will need their name, name of tester, relationship to the tester, home, or business address, phone number along with a copy of the student’s ID, and the proctor’s ID. Candidates must pass with a grade of 80 or higher to receive their PO certificate. The exam is offered only in English, and it is to be taken closed book, with no access or reference to student notes, manuals, or language dictionaries. Proper proof of ID such as a driver's license, school ID, passport, or similar photo ID is required, and candidates must be 16 years of age or older to take the exam.
The student will instantaneously receive the graded PO exam results by email. Successful candidates will have a copy of their actual Swimming Pool Operator’s certification emailed to them the very same day. This certification may be used as your temporary certification. In addition, a waterproof wallet certification card will be mailed out to them the next mailing day. As with all our certifications, you may go online to the Universal Certificate site at http://www.universalcertification.org and verify the validity.
Before starting the exam, you must read and agree to the terms. When you are ready to take the exam, we ask that you use the sign-in link that will be emailed to you along with the password that will be given to you once you have registered here. Access to the online program and exam is available 24/7 through the internet. You need an 80% or higher score to pass. However, it will allow you to retake in case you failed at no additional cost. If he or she fails the exam, the candidate may retake the exam after waiting 24 hours. Once you pass, you will instantly receive detailed results of your exam along with any questions you got wrong with the correct answers.
In addition, your employer may obtain an authorized provider agreement with SPSA to provide the program for their staff at a discounted price. Because of this, you may want to check with your employer to see if this option is available to you before you register with us. For further information regarding this opportunity have your employer contact us at email@example.com.
Upon successful completion of the final exam a three-year Swimming Pool Operator's certificate will be issued by Swimming Pool and Spa Association, at no additional cost, and is accepted by most Northern Virginia jurisdictions, which include the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Fairfax City, Loudoun County, and Prince William County. These jurisdictions combined have over 1,200 public swimming pools.
If you have any questions or need any additional assistance, we ask that you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Normally, emails are replied to within minutes 24/7. If you do not see our response, we suggest checking your spam folder for sometimes it gets filtered there by mistake. Otherwise, to register for the challenge exam, we ask that you select the “ADD TO CART" option at the top of the page, which will allow you to register and pay online at this time with any major credit card.
Select “ADD TO CART" at the top of the page to begin the program.
Terms & Conditions
We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all our national certification and lifeguard recertification programs. You need only to email us at email@example.com within 30 days of your registration, and a full refund will be issued the very same day. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold our processors and us harmless from and against any claims that arise out of or relates to your training.