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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:

 2017 Courses Schedule in West Virginia


  • The Monongalia County Health Department is now offering Certified Pool Operator (CPO) classes.  They have scheduled the following class dates: Classes are located at the Monongalia County Health Department, Morgantown, WV


    • January 19, 2017  NOTE: 1-Day class, Attendee must: A) take the Pool Primer on-line class first Or B) have a current certificate that they want to renew.

    • March 15-16, 2017

    • May 17-18, 2017

    • July 19-20, 2017

    • September 20-21, 2017

    • November 16, 2017 NOTE: 1-Day class, Attendee must: A) take the Pool Primer on-line class first Or B) have a current certificate that they want to renew.



    Information, registration forms, etc., are available on their website: http://www.mchdehs.org/pools.html

    or 304-598-5139


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


    Click here for pdf schedule and contact information.


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


    • March 4-5, 2017  -  Location: Charleston, WV

    • April 1-2, 2017 - Location: Morgantown, WV

    • April 29-30, 2017  - Location: Charleston, WV


    Website: http://www.pooloperationmanagement.com/


     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 Judith Ashcraft phone (304) 356-4284, to discuss having course reviewed for approval.



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