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Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)

AFO Course Dates
March 15-16, 2017 - Derby, KS
April 26-27, 2017 -  Lawrence, KS

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Aquatic Facility Operator Program

The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) program is an advanced, state of-the-art educational training program for those persons managing and operating aquatic facilities. The AFO program is fast becoming the leading training opportunity for pool operators and aquatic facility managers in the United States and to date has certified over 16,000 aquatic facility operators in the 16 years of existence.


AFO Course

Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) hosts the AFO Course once or twice each year.  This two day course provides in-depth instruction in all facets of aquatic facility operation and management including:
  • Design considerations
  • Disinfection
  • Facility management
  • Facility troubleshooting
  • Filtration
  • Hot tub and spa operation
  • Risk management
  • Water testing and treatment

 

Course Features

The AFO certification course is a training program specifically designed to meet the needs of those working in public, semi-public, and municipal pool or waterpark facilities. The AFO program offers a unique discussion of risk management, not usually directed towards operations personnel. The course is designed to provide information and training for both supervisory and operations personnel.

The course features NRPA’s Aquatic Facility Operator Manual, the most complete and comprehensive publication available on pool operations. The manual undergoes revision every three years to keep current with changing technology. Author Kent G. Williams, using wit and his 20-plus years of experience, clearly leads even the beginning pool manager through the often complex processes in aquatic operations. 

Certification

Become nationally certified as an AFO, receive 1.5 CEUs and a certificate of completion suitable for framing. This 18-hour course features the new Aquatic Facility Operator Manual, one of the newest publications available on pool operations.  This certification is renewed every 5 years.

Learn More

Please contact Bonnie Simon at bonnie@krpa.org  at (785) 235-6533 to request information on the next training.
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