Pool Operator Training - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Pool Operator Training


Modification Ending for Trained Pool Operator and Lifeguard Certification
Minnesota Session Laws 2020, Chapter 74, Article 1, Section 13, allowed the Commissioner of Health to temporarily delay, waive, or modify Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4717, that governs the requirements for public swimming pools. Effective March 13, 2020, these modifications allowed an additional time for individuals to obtain trained pool operator and lifeguard certifications. With the peacetime emergency declaration ending July 1st, 2021, these modifications will end August 30th, 2021.

What this means:
Individuals with trained pool operator or lifeguard credentials expiring after August 30th, 2021, must
complete continuing education and become recertified on or before the expiration of their certificate.

Public pools in the State of Minnesota are required to have a certified pool operator. They are also required to post the operator's certification. A trained certified operator must successfully complete a recertification course at least once every five years.

The following are links to specific Pool Code that CPOs may find helpful:

Warning Signs Required:

Approved Pool Operator Training Courses

Aquatic Facility Operator Course

National Recreation and
Park Association

22377 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn, VA 20148-4501
Horizon Chemical Company
2125 Energy Park Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Certified Pool Operator Training

Pool & Hot Tub

4775 Granby Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
MC & R Pools & Spas
2409 E. Benson Rd
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Certified Pool Trainers
of Iowa & Minnesota

65910 - 267th Street
St. Alden, MN 56009
Thatcher Pools & Spas
2894 Eastwood Road SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Horizon Pool Supply
4444 Round Lake Road W
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Pisces Pools Inc.
7600 West 27th St., #222
St. Louis Park, MN 55904
Olympic Pools - CPO Training
135 Atwood Street South
Shakopee, MN 55379
952-224-2200, ext. 3
USAquatics, Inc.
124 Bridge Ave. East
Delano, MN 55328
KSL Training
Kimberly Lichtenwalter

Online Only Aquatic Facility and Pool Operator Training

Online courses have the same accreditation as other courses.

Aquatic Training Institute
Starfish Aquatics Institute Aquatech
Updated Monday, 27-Sep-2021 13:35:44 CDT