The Traditional 2-Day Class
This is the traditional class program and requirement to achieve the CPO Certification. It is 2 full days of classroom time with 14 to 16 hours of instructor contact. The first day we cover about three-fourths of the material, then finish up in the morning on the second day. We review right after lunch the second day then start the proctored CPO exam.
CPO Certification in only one day of Class
PHTA has the full curriculum online for self-paced learning, called The Primer. It is broken up into 8 sections with a short quiz at the end of each. If completed, this may be used in lieu of attending the first day of the 2-Day class. To receive your CPO Certification, you must attend our second day of the 2-Day class, present your Certificate of Completion from the Primer course and pass the proctored CPO exam.
Our "HeadStart" Program
The online, self-paced Primer course can also be used as a "HeadStart" or preview of what to expect in the 2-Day class. Several of our students take advantage of this to get ready for the 2-Day class. You get the benefit of reviewing the curriculum and study online at your own pace, and you also benefit from the presentation and interaction from the instructor during the 2-Day class.
The Primer online material is available to you for an indefinite period of time.