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Same Certified Pool Operator Certification class, but even better! Now you can get certified by spending only one day in the classroom. This is a hands-on session where students learn as a team by doing. Dress appropriately for the time of the season because the class will be out at the pool and in the pump room (where applicable). CPO Handbook and AFT&C Crib Sheet Packet are included for all.
LOCATION: Best Western Plus hotel located at 133 Liberty Street, Thomasville GA 31757
CPO Class Format
- Pool Operator Primer: A self-guided prerequisite study designed to be completed over time at your leisure, or in one sitting. 6+ hours
- In-person Instruction with pool industry veteran Rudy Stankowitz (9 AM – 5 PM US EST)
- Educational Session 4 hours
- Lunch 1 hour
- Review 1 hour
- Proctored Exam 2 1/2 hour maximum
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About your Instructor
Rudy Stankowitz is a 30-year veteran of the swimming pool industry and President/CEO of Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants. Rudy first got his feet wet in the pool business as an Assistant Manager with Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies, he also served as Store Manager of the company’s highest-volume North East location, and finally as District Manager. After 10 years of retail, Rudy decided it was time to dive into the manufacturing end of the pool, serving as Large Accounts Manager with Meyco Products. It was here that he designed the company’s line of swimming pool safety fencing, in addition to managing the company’s highest volume safety-cover accounts. After 3 years, Rudy decided that it was time to enjoy a year-round swimming season and represent a full-line pool equipment manufacturer, moving to sunny Florida where he would serve as Vice President of Sales with Astral Products.
In 2007, he decided to swim without a lifeguard and go out on his own, opening Aqua Caribbean offering both commercial and residential swimming pool service. Finally, in 2014, Rudy sold the swimming pool service company and opened Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants affording him the opportunity to give back to an industry that had been very good to him. Rudy Stankowitz is an award-winning NSPF® instructor and has conducted swimming pool-related training/technical seminars throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, The Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia. Rudy is also a columnist for Pool Pro Magazine. Originally, from Long Island New York, Rudy currently resides in Archer with his wife Joy and he has happily been a resident of Florida since 2003.