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Recreational Waters - SC POR Courses

SC DHEC now recognizes four (4) nationally accreditied pool operator certification trainers:

  1. The National Swimming Pool Foundation (
    SC Locations: See above link for class locations and dates…
  1. The National Recreation and Parks Association (
    SC Location: Pool Services Corp (843) 236-8772 (
    SC Location: CES Duffield (864) 882-7900 (
  1. The American Pool and Spa Association (
    SC Location: None scheduled at this time.
  1. Starfish Aquatics Institute (
    SC Location: None scheduled at this time.

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 (803) 940-0508

Coastal Carolina University 843-349-6453

Contractors Seminars, Inc  1-866- 772-9596

Environmental Services 1-866-815-7819

Horry Georgetown Tecchnical College (843) 477-0808

Midlands Technical College (803) 732-0432

Pope and Company (864) 646-6217

Rose Stancil Environmental (803) 608-9116

Sumter YMCA (803) 773-1404 ext. 29

South Carolina Environmental Training Center
Central Carolina Technical College (803) 778-6656
On-line courses are also available

Trident Technical College (843) 574-6152

Upper State Apartment Association (864) 242-0200

York Technical College (803)981-7144

Contact the Recreational

Please be aware that these courses DO NOT include the SC Pool Operators exam. Registration for the exam must be made separately here:

Applied Measurement Professionals
18000 West 105th Street
Olathe, KS  66061
Attn: Examination Services
Toll Free 1-800-345-6559 or


  • Recreational Waters Program Coordinators
    Jim Ridge - (803) 898-4015
    Luke Abel - (803) 898-4255

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