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Event Swimming Pool Operators challenge exam
Event Fee: $75.00
Description Swimming Pool Operators challenge exam
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The Swimming Pool and Spa Association Pool Operator’s Challenge Exam

The Swimming Pool and Spa Association offer a proctored challenge exam that allows an individual to obtain a Pool Operator's Certificate. This is an excellent way to obtain your PO certificate for the very first time, or to renew your previous or expired certification.

The fee for the challenge exam with a free online reference guide is only $75.00. Upon successful completion of the exam a three-year Swimming Pool Operator's certificate will be issued by Swimming Pool and Spa Association, at no additional cost, and is accepted by many Northern Virginia jurisdictions, which include the City of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax City and Fairfax County. The new exam requirements for these jurisdictions do not require individuals to have completed a course, and no documentation of training is required to challenge the PO exam.

Advance registration and payment is necessary to take the exam. The exam is a timed 50-question multiple- choice test that candidates may take up to one hour to complete. Candidates must pass with a grade of 70 or higher in order to get their PO certificate. The exam is offered only in English, and it is to be taken closed book, with no access or reference to student notes, manuals or language dictionaries. Test candidates will be made aware that the examination may be video taped at all times. It will be necessary to bring proper proof of ID such as a driver's license, school ID, passport, or similar photo ID, and candidates must be 16 years of age or older to take the exam. The cost of the exam and the three-year permit is $75.00. Upon successful completion of the exam, candidates will receive a temporary PO certificate by email the very same day, and their results will be listed online with the Universal Certificate site at http://www.universalcertification.org, so employers and health departments may verify the validity of the certification. In addition, a waterproof wallet size certification card will be promptly mailed out to the individual.

If he or she fails the exam the candidate may retake the exam after waiting 24 hours. The cost for the retake will be an additional $75.00.

Jewish Community Center
8900 Little River Tpke.
Fairfax, VA, 22031

Testing Hours Starting for May and June
Every Saturday: 9 am and 10:30 am.

Testing hours from July through April
Every 3rd Saturdays: 10 am

In addition to the above location, the Swimming Pool and Spa Association offers the ability to send a proctor out to your facility or location for groups of six or more to take the challenge exam. We also can offer the challenge exam at over 1,000 professional business centers across 450 cities in 75 countries worldwide for group testing. Groups will need to contact us, so we may make the necessary special arrangements. For information, we ask that you email us at poolandspaassociation@yahoo.com.

If you have any questions or need any further assistance, we ask that you email us at poolandspaassociation@yahoo.com. Normally, emails are replied to within the hour, but we ask that you allow up to 24 hours for our response. As a reminder, if you do not see our response, we suggest to check your spam folder for sometimes it gets filtered there by mistake.

Otherwise, to register for the challenge exam we ask that you select the “Continue” option at the bottom, which will allow you to pay online at this time with any major credit card, or PayPal.

State Virginia
Duration 1
Instructor Instructor TBA
Associated Organization American Lifeguard Association, Inc.
Instructor alalifeguard@aol.com

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