Become a Certified Pool Operator – Sign up today!

Mission Valley Aquatics is hosting a certification course for anyone interested in working or volunteering as a Certified Pool Operator at the new aquatic center.

We are also looking to hire a full-time assistant aquatic director and part-time pool maintenance person. Both positions require the applicant to earn the CPO certification within the first few months of employment.

Interested applicants, please visit the “About” section of our website to view complete job descriptions (listed under “Employment”).


Become a National Swimming Pool Foundation


at the Mission Valley Aquatic Center in Polson, MT


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CPO® certification courses are designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques and skills of pool and spa operations. The Certified Pool/Spa Operator® certification program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 282,000 successful CPO® certifications in 64 countries. Many state and local health departments accept the CPO® certification program.

Instructors receive comprehensive training and certification to teach the CPO® certification program. These instructors represent every segment in the aquatics industry including operators, health officials, service professionals, builders, manufacturers, property managers, retailers and academicians. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.

Course Information

  • The CPO® certification program requires participation in a two-day class (16 hours) taught by certified instructor, Keith Bell
  • The CPO® certification program includes pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment and government requirements
  • The CPO® certification program requires an open book written examination
  • The CPO® certification is valid for five years

Course Benefits

  • Proven educational tool
  • Widely accepted by local and state authorities
  • Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes
  • Comprehensive handbook that is updated regularly
  • All courses are taught by NSPF® certified instructors
  • The CPO® certification is recognized nationally and internationally
  • Gives participants a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care, management and risk reduction

For more information and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit

To register, contact Mission Valley Aquatics (406) 883-4567 or email

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Mission Valley Aquatic Center
P.O. Box 774
Polson, Montana 59860

(406) 883-4567