Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health (NDHHS),
and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD)
The first Monday of each month from July to February, the Department and Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department will conduct a pool operator class. Individuals must pre-register to attend the class. Please contact the appropriate office below based on your county location.
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
What does being certified mean?
A certificate of competency means that an individual has attended an operator’s class and has passed the class exam.
Why should I be certified?
Nebraska regulations, Title 178 NAC 2, Operation and Management of Public Swimming Pools requires Class A swimming pools to be under the direct and immediate supervision of a certified individual and all Class B and F pools to be supervised by a certified individual who is available within 60 minutes and who is responsible for compliance with the regulations.
What is the cost?
Fees: $40.00 for NDHHS classes and $60.00 for LLCHD classes. Payment is required the day of the class. You will not be allowed to take for the exam unless payment is made the day of the class. We cannot accept credit card payments. Payment must be made by check or cash.
What if I fail the exam?
You may retake the exam at a later date, but it is treated as a new test and must be accompanied by the appropriate fee.
- For questions concerning a NDHHS issued certificate, please call 402/471-0903. For questions concerning a LLCHD issued certificate, please call 402/441-8146.
- A certificate is good for 2 years.
- The pool class test is open notes.
- If you have a current pool operator’s certificate from the National Swimming Pool Foundation (CPO), the Aquatic Facility Operator Certificate (AFO) approved by the National Recreation and Park Association, the Licensed Aquatic Facility Technician Course by the American Swimming Pool and Spa Association or an equivalent certificate, it is not necessary to also be certified under the Nebraska Swimming Pool Operators Clinic Program.
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