Division of Environmental Health

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our Environmental Health Services office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.

703-246-2201
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Pieter A. Sheehan, REHS,
Director, Division of Environmental Health

Pool Operator Requirements

At least one pool operator with a valid certificate must be on the premises while a water recreation facility is operating.

A pool operator must:

  • Be 16 years of age or older.
  • Have passed a pool operator exam within the last three years.
  • Have a valid pool operator certificate.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and be able to take the necessary actions to address aquatic health and safety issues.

Get a Pool Operator Certificate

You can get a pool operator certificate by passing an exam accepted by the Health Department. Formal training is not required to get a certificate, but is recommended.

Approved Pool Operator Course and Exam Providers

The Fairfax County Health Department has approved these pool operator course and exam providers. Providers must apply to be accepted and certify that their course and/or exam adequately covers primary teaching elements outlined in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Model Aquatic Health Code, §6.1 Qualified Operator Training.

American Lifeguard Association, Inc.
8300 Boone Blvd, 5th Floor
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 703-761-6750 
Email: alalifeguard@aol.com

American Pool
6596 Fleet Dr
Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: 703-579-0885

APD Aquatics Instruction LLC
10020 Clearfield Ave
Vienna, VA 22181
Email: info.apdaquatics@gmail.com

Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
2111 Eisenhower Ave, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-838-0083

Atlantic Pool Service, Inc.
4129 Village Court
Annandale, VA, 22003
Phone: 703-941-1000
Email: atlanticpoolinc@aol.com

AquaSafe Pool Management
7466 New Ridge Road
Hanover, MD 21076
Phone: 301-850-0143

Aquatic Training + Consulting Services
448 W. South Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 240-529-5774

Community Pool Service, LLC
4511 Daly Drive, Suite F
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703-276-7665

Continental Pools
14120 Parke Long Court #111
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703-321-7040

Crystal Aquatics
4150 Lafayette Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
703-488-9962

Guardian Aquatics
7405 Alban Station Court, Suite A-107
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: 703-485-9550

High Sierra Pools
2704 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: 703-920-1750

MGN Pools
7758 Lowmoor Road
Springfield, VA 22153
Phone: 571-332-2431
Email: mgnpools@yahoo.com

Mount Vernon Pool Service LLC
3736 Mary Evelyn Way
Alexandria, VA 22309
Phone: 240-605-7421

National Recreation and Park Association
22377 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn, VA 20148
Phone: 703-858-0784

National Swimming Pool Foundation
4775 Granby Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Phone: 719-540-9119

NPC Contracting, Inc.
644 First Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-349-1065
Email: registration@npccontracting.com

NV Pools, Inc.
4080 Walney Road, Suite A
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703-968-8800

Premier Aquatics
6184 Old Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: 703-373-0350

Reston Association
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston VA 20191
Phone: 703-435-6530

Sunset Pools, Inc.
2701 N Pershing Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 202-524-6200

Swimkare
4905 Edmonston Road 
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Phone: 301-864-8400

Swimming Pool and Spa Association
8300 Boone Blvd, 5th Floor
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 703-761-6750
Email: Poolandspaassociation@yahoo.com

Titan Pool Service, Inc.
7605 Croydon Place
Manassas, VA 20109
Phone: 703-361-3177

Ursus Enterprises Inc.
PO Box 7105 
Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 703-879-5888
Email: info@411cpr.com

Winkler Aquatics, Inc.
4905 Edmonston Road
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Phone: 301-864-8400

Winkler Pool Management, Inc.
4905 Edmonston Road
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Phone: 301-864-4900