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Aquafinity

Aquafinity is a leading provider of training and certification programs for professionals in the aquatic industry. The Aquatic Facility Operator certification is administered by the National Recreation and Park Association. The AFO certification program provides current, comprehensive training for pool operators. Many states view AFO certification as equivalent to CPO certification. The AFO Certification is recognized by the CDC and all 50 states. It satisfies the recommended requirements for the operation of public swimming pools in the US.

After completion of the AFO course and an exam, participants are certified by the National Recreation and Park Association. AFO certification is renewed every five years. AFO courses provide in-depth instruction into many facets of aquatic facility operation and management.

Upcoming Courses

Apr 15 - Apr 16

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) – Elk Grove

Location: Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex, CA
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Apr 18 - Apr 19

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) – Naples FL

Location: The Monaco Beach Club, FL
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Apr 24 - Apr 25

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) – Panama City Beach FL

Location: Panama City Beach Aquatic Center, FL
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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May 2 - May 3

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) – Indian Harbour Beach FL

Location: Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center, FL
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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May 7 - May 8

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) – San Luis Obispo

Location: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA
Time: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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May 9 - May 10

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) – Boca Raton FL

Location: Century VIllage Boca Raton, FL
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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May 16 - May 17

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) – Jacksonville FL

Location: Aquafin Swim School, FL
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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May 16 - May 17

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) – Margate FL

Location: Calypso Cove Aquatic Facility, FL
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Why Get AFO-Certified?

Enhanced Knowledge and Skills

The AFO certification program provides comprehensive training in the proper operation and maintenance of aquatic facilities, including pool chemistry, water circulation, filtration, and safety protocols. By becoming AFO-certified, you can gain the necessary knowledge and skills to operate an aquatic facility safely and efficiently.

Improved Safety and Legal Compliance

Aquatic facilities can pose many safety risks if not operated and maintained correctly. As an AFO-certified professional, you can help prevent accidents and injuries by following proper safety protocols. Many states and local jurisdictions require a certified operator on staff for aquatic facilities. By obtaining an AFO certification, you can meet this requirement and ensure your facility complies with local regulations.

Career Advancement

AFO certification can help you advance your career in the aquatics industry. Many employers prefer to hire AFO-certified individuals because they know they have the necessary knowledge and skills to operate and maintain their facilities properly.

What We'll Cover

  • Introduction
  • Health Department – Code Review
  • Filtration
  • Chemical Compounds Review
  • The Future: New Directions
  • Pool Water Balancing
  • Pool Water Testing
  • Aquatic Facility management
  • Design Considerations
  • Chemical Feeders
  • Sanitation
  • Disinfection
  • Qualities of a Healthy Pool
  • Circulation
  • Heating and Pool Covers
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Breakpoint Chlorinating
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Dosages/Dosing
  • Automation and Control
  • Special Case Pools
  • Stabilization
  • Safety Considerations
  • Risk Management
  • Final Exam

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