The Online Primer Course is a Pool and Spa Operator Training course. Minimum time to complete this course is 8.5 hours. This program is for pool operators, service technicians, facility managers, lifeguards and environmental health officials. It is a great stand-alone online training program. It is also the first step towards earning your CPO certification. Complete this online course as Part 1 of your CPO certification. This course includes the NSPF handbook. By purchasing the Primer Course, you will recieve an online code with instructions that will show you how to activate and use the course.