Aquatic Facility Operator Certification Course [IN-PERSON]

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • TBD soon - potential East Valley location
  • 20

Registration

  • Course materials included
  • Course materials included
  • Select this option if you need course materials; they are not included in the Exam ONLY option.
  • Select this option if you need course materials; they are not included in the Exam ONLY option.
  • Exam ONLY does not include study materials.
  • Exam ONLY does not include study materials.

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The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) program is designed for pool operators and management

staff in aquatic facility operation and management and is the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on operations, mechanical systems, water chemistry, disinfection, and safety. 


Add this sought after certification to your list of accomplishments and join over 8k certified AFOs working to make aquatic facilities safer and more enjoyable for communities nationwide.


Certification is achieved with a passing score of 78% on the 3-hour, open-book AFO Exam. AFO certification is valid for five (5) years. 


DEADLINE TO REGISTER JANUARY 24, 2022


COURSE DETAILS

WEDNESDAY

8:00AM - 5:00PM  Course Instruction


THURSDAY

8:00AM - 2:00PM Course Instruction

2:00PM - 5:00PM Exam


  • Course Materials will ship to candidates 3-4 weeks before the start of the course
  • The course is pre-approved for 1.5 CEUs
EXAM DAY DETAILS 
  • 50 questions - 39 correct answers to pass at 78%
  • Open-book
  • 3 hours 

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

Registration Deadline: 30th day prior to course start date. 

Refund Request Deadline: 45th day prior to course start date. Refunds will not be processed after the deadline. All refunds are subject to a 25% administrative fee.

Changes & Transfer Request Deadline: 45th day prior to the course start date; submit in writing to admin@azpra.org No changes to the original registration will be made after the 45th day. 

Cancellation Request Deadline: 90th day prior to course start date; submit in writing to admin@azpra.org

No shows and last minute cancellations forfeit all paid registrations and/or are responsible for full payment of registration.  APRA is required to provide a guaranteed number of participants in advance and must adhere to national deadlines.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR! 

With over 40 years of experience in the aquatics field, Lori Thompson has had the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the industry. She is an experienced trainer and teacher overseeing the training of aquatic staff for many years.

Ms. Thompson holds her Bachelors and Masters in Organizational Leadership from Biola University. She is an AFO instructor and has worked as an instructor trainer with the American Red Cross, Ellis and Associates, and Australian Swim School. She is also a licensed pool technician and holds CPO and Aquatech certification. She is a certified Aquatics Professional and has received several awards including the Paragon Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame. She is a past board member with the Association of Aquatic Professionals and is on faculty with Starguard and Starfish Aquatics. She is an author and speaker on a number of aquatic topics. 


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