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Qualified Water Facility Operator

As a result of the passing of the Recreational Water Facility Regulations during the 2002 Legislative Session, all Recreational Water Facilities in West Virginia are required to have access to a Certified Swimming Pool Operator.

Approved Certified Swimming Pool Operator classes:

 2018 Courses Schedule in West Virginia


  • The Monongalia County Health Department is now offering Certified Pool Operator (CPO) class. Classes are located at the Monongalia County Health Department, Morgantown, WV


    Information, registration forms, etc., are available on their website or 304-598-5139


    Check with the Monongalia County Health Department for cost and seat availability.




  • Pool Operation Management is offering Certified Pool Operator (CPO) classes:


    Website: pooloperationmanagement


     OR National Swimming Pool Foundation Website


     Approved Operator Training Courses:

     * Requires the completion of a West Virginia-specific course addendum and exam
    ** Online course that requires attendance of a 1 day class

     Approved Lifeguard Certification Courses:

·        American Red Cross

·        Boys Scouts of America

·        International Lifeguard Training Program* (ILTP™)
*Formerly Ellis and Associates: International Pool & Waterpark Lifeguard Training Program


·        National Aquatic Safety Company (nascoaquatics): Lifeguard Certification Program

·        StarGuard - Starfish Aquatics Institute

·        YMCA 

    First Aid Courses:


     Other courses may be considered for approval.  Please contact Suzzette Dellinger phone (304)256-6666, to discuss having course reviewed for approval.



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Page Updated: 12/13/2016