Frequently Asked Questions

It is with a heavy heart the Fielding and Westbrook families must share that Roy Fielding passed away unexpectedly. He was and always will be the best of the best, The Pool Professor, family to us, mentor to so many people, and of course, loving husband to Mary Gaye. We are trying to find a way to move through the world without his incredible presence. It won’t be easy and it never will be when someone who is so profound and who has left such an impact on the world leaves it. We are working on a way to create a memorial worthy of his legacy, love, and impact. Our family is heartbroken. Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts in regards to Roy and the rest of the family.
-The Fielding and Westbrook Families


We will be working through refunds over the coming months. If you have any needs please reach out to Andrew Wojton at



Is the one day class good in the State of North Carolina?
Yes, it meets all the requirements by the State of North Carolina. Wake County has a stricter policy regarding pool operators than the rest of the state. If you operate a pool in Wake County you must successfully take the two day course or the Blended Course and a separate Wake County exam.


If I were planning to work in another state which course would you recommend?
I would recommend the two day Pool and Hot Tub Alliance CPO course. South Carolina requires passing the blended or two day course and the addendum exam just for South Carolina. It is the most widely used and respected course in the country. I personally would recommend the two day course for everyone that working in aquatics is a major part of their job.


If I take the two day class do I have to take the dates of the course together?
No, if it better fits your schedule you can day one of course and then take day two of the course at another date.


Can I pay for the course using a credit card?
Yes, we take almost any major credit card.


Will I receive documentation to give the health department right after my class?
Yes, you will receive documentation at the end of the first day so that you can give it to the health department immediately.


How can I get directions to the course?
I will email you the directions within a week and a half of the class.


Is there a fee for your consultation?
Generally I am more than happy to help as best I can. If it involves travel and onsite work we can talk about that as we proceed.


Tell me about the Renewal Special!
Save money, time and travel by renewing your State of North Carolina Pool Operator Training with the Pool Professor. Here is how it works:

    • You must have already successfully taken a pool operator course and can provide a scanned document of such training.
    • You will be emailed reference materials and a take home exam to be completed and emailed back in for grading.
    • Upon achieving a passing grade you will receive renewal documentation for renewal for another 5 year period of time. The fee is $110.00.
    • You get two chances on the exam –after that you need to attend a one-day class nearest you at no extra charge.