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Nebraska Department Health & Human Services: Swimming Pool Operators Clinic Schedule

Nebraska Swimming Pool Operator Clinics

Conducted by
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health (NDHHS),
or the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD)


What does being certified mean?
A certificate of competency means that an individual has attended an operator’s clinic and has passed the clinic 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 must be supervised by a certified individual who can be on-site within 60 minutes and is responsible for compliance with the regulations.

Is it necessary to pre-register and what is the cost?
NDHHS Pool Clinics Only - PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT are REQUIRED to attend classes. Complete and return the Certification Application with a $40.00 examination fee per individual with check or money order. NO WALK-INS. See PDF SCHEDULE for clinic information.

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department clinics are $60.00 and pre-registration is not required.

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.

Important Information

  1. Picture ID is required for admittance to the clinic and exam.
  2. Click here for study materials.  You will watch a DVD during the clinic, which is not online.
  3. Exams will not be graded the day of the pool clinic.
  4. Individuals currently certified by NDHHS cannot attend a NDHHS clinic if their certificate expires 90 days BEFORE the clinic date. Click here to look up your certificate information. Only enter your last name and profession (swimming pool operator).
  5. For questions concerning a NDHHS issued certificate, please call 402-471-0903.  Click here to print a copy of your new or renewed certificate.  Select individual search, enter only your last name and select the profession (swimming pool operator), then click on your name.  At the top of the page, buttons will be displayed to generate your wallet card (license).  The Licensure Unit no longer mails NEW or RENEWAL wallet cards.
  6. For questions concerning a LLCHD issued certificate, please call 402-441-8029 or email
  7. A certificate is good for 2 years.
  8. 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.
  9. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early and bring a pen to take notes. No admittance after class has begun.

Study Materials


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