About Swimming Pool Service Technician

Swimming Pool Service Technicians servicing pools in Los Angeles County, including private pools, are required to be certified per Los Angeles County Code, Title 11. This includes "any individual engaged in the business or occupation of treating or disinfecting swimming pool waters, cleaning, servicing, or maintaining swimming pools or facilities and appurtenances thereof." Other certifications such as CFO or AFO are not equivalent to the LA County certification, and do not meet this requirement.

If you would like to employ a certified swimming pool service technician, please view our Certified Swimming Pool Service Technician List .

This information is provided only as a resource for applicants who may wish to use it. Attendance at a pool class is not required to take the Certified Swimming Pool Service Technician or Technician Apprentice Examination. The pool classes below are not affiliated with Los Angeles County and the County doesn’t endorse or recommend them.

Antelope/Santa Clarita/San Fernando Valleys

Blue Wave Certification Instruction
Two Saturday classes
Instructor: Tom Clark

(661) 607-7690

Advanced Service Technician Course™ (AST® Certification)

Certified Pool/Spa Operator® Certification Course (CPO®)
Offered at various times and locations throughout southern California

National Swimming Pool Foundation
4775 Granby Circle.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

(719) 540-9119

Los Angeles

Russ Tucker Pool School
Instructor: Russ Tucker
Two Saturday morning classes

(310) 218-6693

Professional Pool and Spa Operator Course (PPSO)

Offered through The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
2111 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 833-0083

Riverside / Anaheim / San Diego

Another Perfect Pool
2 day CPO classes
Instructor: Steve Donohoe

(949) 235-5888

San Fernando Valley

Russ Tucker Pool School
Instructor: Russ Tucker
Two Friday evening classes

(818) 998-7511

San Gabriel Valley

National Pool Tech Training
Instructor: Berry H. Hall
222 E. Foothill Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91017
Two-day training course

(888) 609-0302 or (626) 303-3758

South Bay

Russ Tucker Pool School
Instructor: Russ Tucker
Two Thursday evening classes

(310) 218-6693


Sherwood Pool Consulting Group
10401 Venice Blvd, #322
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Instructor: Steve Sherwood
2 Day CPO Course
Two Thursday evening classes

(424) 346-0095 or (424) 307-1995

Report a Problem

If you observe code violations or would like to report an issue you may call the call center at (888) 700-9995 or to the Recreational Waters program at (626) 430-5360 or File a Complaint Online. In addition, inquiries can also be emailed to rhealth@ph.lacounty.gov

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