Pool Operator Courses

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Course

Live Virtual Options

Option 1:  Dates: January 11 & 12, 2022

Option 2:  Dates:  March 21 & 22, 2022

Option 3:  Dates:  April  26 & 27, 2022

Site: Virtual Course.  1 1/2 days of the course live via zoom and then the exam takes place via zoom and a proctored on-line exam on zoom as well.
Room: Via Zoom
Fees: $285  – Fee includes the AFO Manual, exam and certification (for those with a passing exam grade) – a portion of the fee is donated to AOAP.
Instructor: Juliene Hefter, Executive Director/CEO for AOAP

Registration Information  (payment may be made via credit card or a check mailed in (up until April 5 for check payments)


AFO Class: December 15 & 16, 2021 – Irvine, California.  ($299)

AFO Class:  February 5 & 6, 2022 – St Pete Beach, Florida  ($285.00)


The National Recreation and Park Association offers the premier certification program in swimming pool operations, the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification. The AFO program provides the most comprehensive and up-to date training for pool operators and includes information on water chemistry, disinfection, mechanical systems, operations, healthy pools and safety.

Who Should Attend

  • Aquatics Directors
  • Pool Operators
  • Recreation Directors
  • Waterpark Directors
  • Pool Managers
  • Aquatic Supervisors
  • Resort, Hotel, and Homeowner Association Staff
  • Pool Service Industry Professionals
  • Any staff members responsible for the operation, maintenance, or management of an aquatic facility.
  • Anyone in need of knowledge in swimming pool operations

Course Materials to be Received

All AFO Course attendees will receive the following materials:

  • AFO Manual
  • Calcium Saturation Index Slide Ruler
  • Course Handouts
  • Practice Quiz (received at the end of the first day)