SC DHEC now recognizes six (6) nationally accredited pool operator certification trainers:
- Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (formerly National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) and Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP))
SC Locations: See above link for class locations and dates…
- The National Recreation and Parks Association
SC Location: Pool Services Corp (843) 236-8772 ( email@example.com )
SC Location: CES Duffield (864) 882-7900 ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
- The American Pool and Spa Association
SC Locations: See above link for class locations and dates.
- Starfish Aquatics Institute
SC Location: None scheduled at this time.
- State of South Carolina Swimming Pool/Spa Operator Training Program
Pope and Company, Dr. Jim Pope - (864) 209-0707
These organizations have met the criteria and standards established by the Department for certifying SC public pool operators. Each course contains familiarization training for public pool operations and provides both a national and a SC pool operators examination at the conclusion of instruction.
In addition to the certification providers listed above, numerous companies, organizations, and individuals provide courses to assist you in preparing for the SC Pool Operators examination. These contacts are listed below:
Links to entities offering SC POR Courses are listed below:
- Chocklett Environmental Services
- Coastal Carolina University
- Contractors Seminars, Inc.
- Horry Georgetown Tecchnical College
- Midlands Technical College
- Pope and Company
- Sumter YMCA
(803) 773-1404 ext. 29
- South Carolina Environmental Training Center
Central Carolina Technical College
On-line courses are also available
- Trident Technical College
- Upper State Apartment Association
- York Technical College
Please be aware that these courses DO NOT include the SC Pool Operators exam. Registration for the exam must be made separately here: