Pool Operator Courses

RFABC’s Pool courses provide experience for those involved or wishing to be involved in swimming pool operations. The training meets the requirements as outlined by the Provincial Health Authority. The Pool 2 Certificate is recognized by the BC Ministry of Health and Municipalities in B.C.

Registration Fee:Member Rate: $300 | Non-Member Rate: $395

This new one-day course was formerly delivered by the BC Municipal Safety Association. It will provide the participants with information to properly operate and maintain various Swimming Pool disinfection processes that use chlorine and hypochlorite products. Participants will also be provided with information on regulations, safety, procedures, and best industry practices.

This knowledge will assist participants in the development and maintenance of their own operations.

Course Topics include:

  • Chlorination & Hypochlorination
  • Chlorine & Hypochlorite Equipment / Installation
  • Maintenance of Equipment
  • Super chlorination/breakpoint chlorination
  • Chlorine Building & System Design
  • Safe Handling Practices for Chlorine & Hypochlorites and Emergency Response Planning.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive RFABC certification. (Fee includes manual)

Upcoming Courses

Mar. 8, 2024
Vancouver, BC
Jun. 21, 2024
Vernon, BC
Jul. 27, 2024
Victoria, BC

Registration Fee:Member Rate: $380 | Non-Member Rate: $450

Pool Operator 1

Whether you’re already involved in swimming pool operations or aspire to be, this course is your gateway to success. Our expert-led training covers all the essentials, from water circulation equipment to pool volume calculations, basic chlorine chemistry, and water balance. You’ll learn crucial skills like water testing and the safe handling of pool chemicals.

Topics include water circulation equipment, pool volume calculations, basic chlorine chemistry, Langlier Saturation Index, water balance, water testing, safe handling and storage of pool chemicals. In addition to meeting the minimum Health Act training requirement set by the Provincial Health Authority, our courses are tailored for both municipal aquatics and private sector professionals.

  • Participants should bring a calculator to class.
  • The course fee includes a manual.

Online Remote Option (2 weeks)

Become a certified pool operator from the comfort of your own home with our convenient and comprehensive Pool Operator 1 Course – Online. With our flexible two-week timeline, you can work through the online content, quizzes, and modules at your own pace. While the course operates as a work at your own pace class, you’ll also need to attend two mandatory interactive Zoom classes on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. For those who have worked ahead, the course exam will be released after the 2nd Zoom Session.

In-Person Option (2 days)

This immersive course perfectly blends in-class learning and hands-on experience into one action-packed two-day-session in a community near you. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to confidently manage swimming pools like a pro, with an instructor by your side every step of the way. 

Upcoming Courses

Mar. 2-3, 2024
Vancouver, BC
FULL
Mar. 3-17, 2024
Online Remote
FULL
Apr. 7-21, 2024
Online Remote
Apr. 8-9, 2024
Cranbrook, BC
Apr. 22-23, 2024
Nanaimo, BC
May 5-19, 2024
Online Remote
May 25-26, 2024
Fort St. John
Jun. 2-16, 2024
Online Remote
Jun. 15-16, 2024
Victoria, BC
Jun. 17-18, 2024
Vernon, BC
Jun. 30-Jul. 14, 2024
Online Remote
Jul. 20-21, 2024
Coquitlam, BC
Jul. 28-Aug. 11, 2024
Online Remote
Aug. 25-Sep. 8, 2024
Online Remote
Sep. 6-7, 2024
Sechelt, BC
Sep. 22-Oct. 6, 2024
Online Remote
Oct. 20-Nov. 3, 2024
Online Remote
Nov. 7-Dec. 1, 2024
Online Remote
Dec. 7-22, 2024
Online Remote

Registration Fee:Member Rate: $367.50 | Non-Member Rate: $442.50

Pool Operator 2

Ready to take your pool operations skills to the next level? Look no further than the Pool Operator 2 Course, designed to equip you with advanced principles and problem-solving techniques in swimming pool operations.

In this course, you’ll dive deep into topics such as advanced chemistry, energy conservation, troubleshooting, new technology, risk management, and program maintenance systems. We’ll also ensure that you’re up-to-date with the latest Health Regulations and their impact on pool operations, including the essential Pool Safety Plan.

Upon successful completion of a written exam, you’ll be awarded a Level 2 Pool Operator Certificate – a prestigious recognition acknowledged by the BC Ministry of Health and Municipalities in B.C. Please note that prior completion of RFABC Pool Operator 1 or an equivalent certification (e.g., BCRPA) is required to enroll in Pool Operator 2.

  • Participants should bring a calculator to class.
  • The course fee includes a manual.

Online Remote Option (2 weeks)

Become an advanced certified pool operator from the comfort of your own home with our convenient and comprehensive Pool Operator 2 Course – Online. With our flexible two-week timeline, you can work through the online content, quizzes, and modules at your own pace. While the course operates as a work at your own pace class, you’ll also need to attend two mandatory interactive Zoom classes on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. For those who have worked ahead, the course exam will be released after the 2nd Zoom Session.

In-Person Option (2 days)

This immersive course perfectly blends in-class learning and hands-on experience into one action-packed two-day-session in a community near you. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to advance your pool operator skills, with an instructor by your side every step of the way. 

Upcoming Courses

Mar. 17-31, 2024
Online Remote
Apr. 13-14, 2024
Vancouver, BC
Apr. 21-May 5, 2024
Online Remote
May 19-Jun. 2, 2024
Online Remote
Jun. 16-30, 2024
Online Remote
Jun. 19-20, 2024
Vernon, BC
Jul. 14-28, 2024
Online Remote
Jul. 20-21, 2024
Victoria, BC
Aug. 11-25, 2024
Online Remote
Sep. 8-22, 2024
Online Remote
Oct. 6-20, 2024
Online Remote
Nov. 3-17, 2024
Online Remote
Dec. 1-15, 2024
Online Remote

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