Swimming Pool Operator


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Every Class A (municipality type pool) shall be under the immediate supervision of a Nebraska swimming pool operator who shall be held responsible for compliance with all provisions of the regulations relating to equipment, pool operation and maintenance, and safely of bathers.

Every Class B (motel, hotel, apartment type pool) and Class F (fitness facility type pool) must have a Nebraska swimming pool operator available (within 60 minutes of the facility).

The certified operator must supervise the operation of the water treatment facilities to insure safe water, both from a physical and bacterial standpoint. Daily records of the pool operation including attendance, chemicals used, disinfectant residuals, pH, equipment maintenance, and accidents, must be maintained.

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Certification & Renewal Requirements for Swimming Pool Operators

To qualify for a certificate as a Swimming Pool Operator you must:

  • Complete the examination application indicating name, address, date of birth, age, social security number
  • Take and pass the examination with a score of at least 70%
  • Pay the examination/certification fee of $40.00


Swimming pool operator certificates expire 2 years from the date of issuance and can be renewed 90 days prior to the expiration date. If you wish to renew your current certificate you may do so by paying the fee of $40 and taking the exam. 


For more information on swimming pools in Nebraska, please see the regulations and statutes or visit the website for the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) Swimming Pool Program.

Office of Rehabilitation & Community Services
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2299
Fax Number
(402) 742-1152
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Swimming Pool Operator

PO Box 94986

Lincoln NE 68509-4986

Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor

Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.