Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants, LLC  Protecting swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities through education 

Worldwide Pool Operator Certification Headquarters

  • Filtration Disinfection
  • Water testing and treatment 
  • Design considerations, Facility management
  • Pool safety 
  • Risk management
  • Facility trouble shooting
  • Hot tub & spa operation
  • And much more!! 

In 1989 the National Aquatic Section of NRPA set out to assemble a training program for pool operators that was appropriate for community swimming pools, free of product bias, instructed by professionals who are thoroughly trained and continually evaluated, and which trained participants not only about daily pool operations but also contained information about risk management, staffing, budgeting and purchasing for those participants that manage their aquatic facilities. In 1992 NRPA’s National Certification Board voted to approve the association’s Aquatic Facility Operator training and exam, and the most comprehensive aquatic facility operations training in the industry was launched.  here.

One of the things we like about this program, aside from the utilization of a unique "systems" approach, is the fact that this course goes beyond maintaining a pool and is geared more toward those operators that maintain a facility with a pool: Aquatics Directors; Recreation Directors; Pool Managers; Aquatic Supervisors; Parks Dept Personnel; etc.

​This course is approved by the Florida Department of Health for student certification as a Public Pool Service Technician under Chapter 514, F.S., and Chapter 64E-9, F.A.C.

​Cancellations received fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the class are refundable and are subject to a $15.00 registration service charge. Cancellations received less than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the class are subject to the entire registration fee, if a student does not cancel and does not attend, the student is still responsible for the payment. 

AFO Certification Course Schedule:​​

  • October 2 & 3, 2019   8am - 5pm (Both Days)

​           Dwight H Hunter "Northeast" Pool​

           Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Facility          
1028 Northeast 14th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

            Tuition Fee: $275 per student



Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification Course

The Aquatic Facilities Operator (AFO) training and certification course is a leading-edge program in the industry today. The course teaches you the skills necessary to make your facility safe and efficient. The certification is specifically designed to meet the needs of those working in public, semi-public, municipal pools or water park facilities. This comprehensive, two-day course provides an in-depth instruction on all facets of aquatic facility operation and management, including: 


In order to earn the AFO certification the aquatic professional must successfully pass the AFO certification exam. The AFO is an open book 50 question exam. Individuals who obtain the AFO credential are knowledgeable in the systematic approach to pool operations including pool chemistry, management, pool safety and risk reduction. Upon successful completion of the exam the National Recreation and Park Association will add all newly certified AFO’s to the National AFO certification database. The AFO certification is valid for five years. At the end of the five year certification period, the AFO certification must be renewed.


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