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SP-1 Limited Spa and Pool Contractor

 

The holder of this license may perform all plumbing, heating and electrical work necessary to service, modify or repair any swimming pool, hot tub, spa or similar recreational or therapeutic equipment, where such work commences at an outlet, receptacle, connection, back flow preventor, or fuel supply pipe previously installed by a person holding the proper license. The requirements to qualify for this license exam shall be two (2) years as a properly licensed journeyman or equivalent experience and training.

 

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SP-1 Limited Spa and Pool Contractor (2008/2009) 

Sec, 20-417aa. Swimming pool maintenance and repair work. Limited licenses.

Sec. 20-417aa. Swimming pool maintenance and repair work. Limited licenses. Regulations. (a) As used in this section, “swimming pool maintenance and repair work” means the performance of all plumbing, heating and electrical work necessary to service, modify, repair, replace, alter or maintain any swimming pool, hot tub, spa or similar recreational or therapeutic equipment, where such work commences at an outlet, receptacle, connection, back-flow preventor or fuel supply pipe previously installed by a person holding the proper license. “Swimming pool maintenance and repair work” includes: (1) The renovation or repair of nonpotable water structures or components of a pool, hot tub or spa, including, but not limited to, the shell, tiling and coping, concrete finish or vinyl liner of such pool, hot tub or spa; and (2) the draining, acid washing, backwash filtration of a swimming pool. The renovation or repair of nonpotable water components of a pool, hot tub or spa required to be installed, renovated or repaired by a licensed plumber or electrician shall not be considered swimming pool maintenance and repair work. The holder of a limited license for swimming pool maintenance and repair work issued pursuant to this section shall not be subject to the provisions of chapter 400, provided such license holder is acting within the scope of the license.

(b) On or after July 1, 2000, the following limited licenses for swimming pool maintenance and repair work may be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection upon authorization of the Plumbing and Piping Work Board established under the provisions of section 20-331: A limited swimming pool maintenance and repair contractor’s license and a limited swimming pool maintenance and repair journeyman’s license.

(c) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the Plumbing and Piping Work Board, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section. Such regulations may establish: (1) The amount and type of experience and training required to qualify an applicant for an examination for any limited license for swimming pool maintenance and repair work, (2) the specific trade areas for which limited licenses for swimming pool maintenance and repair work shall be issued and specific trade areas for which no such limited licenses shall be required, (3) swimming pool maintenance and repair work trainee requirements and training specifications, (4) continuing professional education requirements for persons licensed pursuant to this section, provided such persons shall be required to complete not less than three hours of such continuing education biennially, (5) qualifying criteria for accredited professional continuing education programs, and (6) criteria for waiver of professional continuing education requirements for good cause.

(d) Any person engaged in swimming pool maintenance and repair work prior to July 1, 1999, may apply to the Department of Consumer Protection for the appropriate limited license and such license shall be issued without examination upon demonstration by the applicant of experience and training equivalent to the experience and training required to qualify for examination for the appropriate limited license, if such applicant makes such application to the department not later than January 1, 2006.

(P.A. 99-174, S. 1, 2; P.A. 01-66, S. 3, 4; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c), (d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-247, S. 9; P.A. 08-44, S. 1; P.A. 11-81, S. 3; P.A. 14-50, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 99-174 effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 01-66 amended Subsec. (d) to add provision re applications filed with department not later than January 1, 2002, effective June 6, 2001; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Commissioner and Department of Consumer Protection with Commissioner and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-247 amended Subsec. (d) to substitute “January 1, 2006” for “January 1, 2002”, effective July 8, 2005; P.A. 08-44 amended Subsec. (a) to add provisions re renovation or repair of nonpotable water components and draining, acid washing or backwash filtration of a pool and add exemption for holder of limited license for swimming pool maintenance and repair work, effective May 7, 2008; P.A. 11-81 amended Subsec. (a)(1) by adding “tiling and coping”, effective July 1, 2012; P.A. 14-50 amended Subsec. (a) to redefine “swimming pool maintenance and repair work” by adding “replace, alter or maintain” and, in Subdiv. (1), adding “structures or”, amended Subsec. (c) to designate existing provision re experience and training required as Subdiv. (1) and add Subdivs. (2) to (6) re authority to establish certain requirements and criteria in regulations, and made technical changes, effective May 28, 2014.

See Sec. 20-341 re penalties for unlicensed work.

 

 

SP-2 Limited Spa and Pool Journey person

The holder of this license may perform all plumbing, heating and electrical work necessary to service, modify or repair any swimming pool, hot tub, spa or similar recreational or therapeutic equipment, where such work commences at an outlet, receptacle, connection, back flow preventor, or fuel supply pipe previously installed by a person holding the proper license and only while the licensee is in the employ of a plumbing contractor licensed for such work. The requirements to qualify for this license exam shall be the completion of a bona fide apprenticeship program or equivalent experience and training.

 

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Sec. 20-334. License or card of registration. Requirements. Suspension or revocation.

 

(a) No person shall engage in, practice or offer to perform the work of any occupation subject to this chapter in this state unless such person has first obtained a license as provided in section 20-333, or possesses a card of registration from the Labor Department or the board and is subject to all of the regulations adopted under this chapter for the purpose of governing apprenticeship training, or has been issued a license for such particular work under this chapter prior to July 6, 1967.

 

(b) The Department of Consumer Protection shall furnish to each qualified applicant a license certifying that the holder thereof is entitled to engage in the work or occupation for which the person has been issued a license under this chapter, and the holder of such license shall carry it on his person while engaging in such work or occupation. Such license shall be shown to any properly interested person on request. No such license shall be transferred to or used by any person other than the person to whom the license was issued. Contractors shall display their state license number on all commercial vehicles used in their business and shall display such number in a conspicuous manner on all printed advertisements, bid proposals, contracts, invoices and on all stationery used in their business. The department shall keep a register in which shall be entered the names of all persons to whom such licenses are issued. The register shall be at all times open to public inspection.

 

(c) Each board established under section 20-331 may suspend or revoke any license or certificate granted or issued by it under this chapter if the holder of such license or certificate is convicted of a felony, is grossly incompetent, engages in malpractice or unethical conduct or knowingly makes false, misleading or deceptive representations regarding his work or violates the regulations adopted under this chapter. Before any such license is suspended or revoked, such holder shall be given notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. Any person whose license has been suspended or revoked may, after ninety days, apply to the board to have such license reinstated.

 

Sec. 20-337. Ownership of businesses.

 

Nothing in this chapter shall require that the ownership or control of a business engaged in providing the work or services licensed under the provisions of this chapter be vested in a person licensed under this chapter, but all the work and services set forth in section 20-330 shall be performed by persons licensed for such work or occupation under this chapter.

 

Sec. 20-338. License as contractor and journeyman. Valid throughout state.

 

The Department of Consumer Protection shall issue a separate license to persons qualified to engage in work as contractors and as journeymen. Any person licensed under this chapter shall be permitted to perform the work or occupation covered by such license in any town or municipality of this state without further examination or licensing by any town or municipality.

 

Sec. 20-341. Penalties for violations.

 

(b) The appropriate examining board may, after notice and hearing, impose a civil penalty on any person who engages in or practices the work or occupation for which a license or apprentice registration certificate is required by this chapter, Chapter 394 or Chapter 482 without having first obtained such a certificate or license, or who wilfully employs or supplies for employment a person who does not have such a license or certificate or who wilfully and falsely pretends to qualify to engage in or practice such work or occupation, or who engages in or practices any of the work or occupations for which a license or certificate is required by this chapter, Chapter 394 or Chapter 482 after the expiration of the license or certificate or who violates any of the provisions of this chapter, Chapter 394 or Chapter 482 or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. Such penalty shall be in an amount not more than one thousand dollars for a first violation of this subsection, not more than one thousand five hundred dollars for a second violation and not more than three thousand dollars for each violation of this subsection occurring less than three years after a second or subsequent violation of this subsection, except

 

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