Aquatic Facility Operator School


The National Recreation and Park Association offers the premier certification program in swimming pool operations, the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification. The AFO program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training for pool operators and includes information on water chemistry, disinfection, mechanical systems, operations, healthy pools and safety.

This course is presented by the Iowa Parks and Recreation Association with nationally recognized instructor, Matt Carrico, Carrico Aquatic Resources. Course is approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health. 

Certified Park and Recreation Professional CEU value is 1.5 hours.  AFO certificate is valid for five years.

Currently all in person classes are on hold until 2021.  Please check back for future class updates.

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