Pool Operator Certification

All jurisdictions in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area require that each swimming pool be under the direction of a certified swimming pool operator. Aquatic Training & Consulting Services provides the most complete swimming pool operation training in the area.

Courses provide 14 hours of instruction on basic pool management, water chemistry, disinfection, water circulation, and filtration. This course prepares you, not only for the certified pool operator exam, but gives you the practical knowledge needed to effectively run your facility. In addition, ATCS covers the appropriate codes and general guidelines for your particular situation.

Courses are scheduled on an on-going basis through Virginia and Maryland. On-site courses are also available and allow for your staff to receive site specific training while reducing travel time and expense.

Aquatic Training & Consulting Services also provides recertification courses.  All review classes are listed at the bottom of the page.  You are not required to take any class in the jurisdiction where you are located.  All classes provide information on all local jurisdiction health codes.

Course Documents

Policies and Procedures
Consent Form
On-Site Pool Operator Training

Full Pool Operator Classes are listed first.  Recertification classes need to scroll to bottom.

Full Pool Operator Classes      Review Pool Operator Classes


  • October 4 & 5, 2017
    October 4, 2017 - October 5, 2017
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • November 24 & 25, 2018
    November 24, 2017 - November 25, 2017
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • December 28 & 29
    December 28, 2017 - December 29, 2017
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Frederick County – 121 N Bentz Street, Frederick MD This class will take place in the Talley Adult Recreation Center located in Baker Park in Frederick, MD.  We will be in the third floor in the Historic Room.  The recreation center is located next to the band shell.  Please enter through the door facing the park. (more…)


  • October 21 & 22, 2017
    October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • December 26 & 27, 2017
    December 26, 2017 - December 27, 2017
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Montgomery County Pool Operator Class will be held at 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring MD.  The class will be either in the theater or Room 300.  This class is accepted for all jurisdictions in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. (more…)


  • January 20 & 21, 2018
    January 20, 2018 - January 21, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • February 24 & 25, 2018
    February 24, 2018 - February 25, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • April 14 & 15, 2018
    April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • May 5 & 6, 2018
    May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • May 17, 2018
    May 17, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 24, 2018
    May 24, 2018
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • May 30, 2018
    May 30, 2018
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • June 11, 2018
    June 11, 2018 - June 21, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • June 20 & 21, 2018
    June 20, 2018 - June 21, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • July 11 & 12, 2018
    July 11, 2018 - July 12, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Montgomery County Pool Operator Class will be held at 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring MD. The class will be either in the theater or Room 300. This class is accepted for all jurisdictions in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. (more…)


  • January 31 & February 1, 2018
    January 31, 2018 - February 1, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • March 30 & 31, 2018
    March 30, 2018 - March 31, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • April 20 & 21, 2018
    April 20, 2018 - April 21, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • May 16 & 18, 2018
    May 16, 2018 - May 18, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • June 18 & 19, 2018
    June 18, 2018 - June 19, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • July 25 & 26, 2018
    July 25, 2018 - July 26, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Frederick County – 121 N Bentz Street, Frederick MD This class will take place in the Talley Adult Recreation Center located in Baker Park in Frederick, MD. We will be in the third floor in the Historic Room. The recreation center is located next to the band shell. Please enter through the door facing the (more…)