Renewal Option 1 

Individuals retake the AFO examination to renew their certification.  This may be achieved by taking the examination in coordination with an AFO Course.

AFO Course Schedule


by contacting a professional testing site and completing the AFO Off-Site Exam Application.

Renewal Option 2

Completion of 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in aquatics operations and management field. Aquatic Facility Operator Instructors (AFOIs) must renew their base AFO certification using renewal option 2. 

AFO Renewal Application

Please ensure that you review the AFO Renewal Application prior to earning CEUs. AFOs must earn .5 CEUs in Group A and Group B noted on the application.

How to Earn CEUs towards your AFO Renewal 

  • Completing a CEU Petition for equivalent credits for courses, institutes, and workshops that do not directly offer CEUs

AFO Renewal Candidates can access a copy of their NRPA Official Transcript in the online Certification Center. Documentation of credit earned through third party organizations, including state affiliates, must be requested from the organization that originally awarded the credit. 

Certification Center


For any questions pertaining to AFO renewal, please reach out to

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