CPO Training


Updated (10-12-22) Aquatics Update:  

The Aquatic Center is open for Campbell University Faculty/Staff, Students and those who subscribe for access from 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 6:00pm – 8:30pm Monday – Friday. 

High School Swimming will start October 31st in the evenings.  Practices will be from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  Space will be limited.  Swim meets are scheduled from November – January.

Please refer to the Aquatics Center google calendar for dates we are closed (Swim meets & Holidays).

Our final session of group lessons starts October 17.  If you are interested in private lessons please complete the request form located on the Adult and Child lesson pages.

If there are any general questions, want to be on our lesson distribution list, take a lifeguard class, Certified Pool Operator course and/or pool access questions please get in touch with us.  Our contact information is below:


The CPO training course is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operation. This class is approximately 14 – 16 hours in length and includes a written exam.

2022 CPO Class Dates

December 1 – 2

For more details on the dates, please contact Montz Burckhardt at burckhardt@campbell.edu.

Certified Pool Operator Cost

  • The cost for the CPO course is $350.00 and includes the CPO manual.
  • Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Register early to ensure your choice of classes.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the role an operator plays in pool operation and management.
  • Be able to help identify and minimize physical, chemical, and biological hazards.
  • Be familiar with various local regulations and industry standards governing pool operation.
  • Understand the need for testing and documentation as it relates to pool and spa operation.
  • Be able to perform pool calculations as they relate to pool and equipment measurements and chemical usage computations.

If you have questions, please call 919-810-1435/910-893-1353 or e-mail burckhardt@campbell.edu

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