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NASSAU COUNTY, NY – HOW TO MEET NEW LICENSURE 
REQUIREMENTS


Nassau County New York is now requiring all Pool Builders, Service Contractors and Maintenance Contractors doing business in that County to hold a special endorsement on their Home Improvement Contractor’s License in order to build, service or maintain swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.  

Download the Licensing FAQs here.

Below are the requirements for each license.  

For Pool Builders

The law requires that one individual (company owner, principal or officer) in the company seeking licensure (or renewal) must have a minimum of 5 years industry experience, which must be documented to the county officials,  AND hold the CBP Certified Building Professional designation.  The CBP designation can be achieved through an application and testing process.  

Download the CBP application package from the Builder Education page on the APSP website here.

Minimum requirements for eligibility include 5 years industry experience and 24 hours of continuing education credit from the past 3 years.  All examinees must own a copy of the APSP Builders Manual, 3rd Edition and copies of the current ANSI/APSP standards

An optional 5-hour exam prep course is available both online and at live, instructor-led  events.  The exam is closed-book in a multiple choice question format.

Testing and live prep courses will be scheduled in Nassau County at regular intervals.

For Pool Service Providers/Technicians


At least one individual (company owner, principal or officer) from the company seeking licensure must have a minimum of 5 years experience, which must be documented to the county officials, AND hold EITHER the CSP Certified Service Professional or CST Certified Service Technician designation. 

 Both are achieved by successfully passing the certification exam.  

To earn the CSP designation, follow the following steps:

Download the CSP application package from the Service Education page on the APSP website for all the program details and requirements.- Minimum requirements for eligibility include 5 years industry experience and 24 hours of continuing education credit from the past 3 years.  All examinees must own a copy of the APSP Service Tech Manual, 4th Edition and copies of the current ANSI/APSP standards. 

An optional 5-hour exam prep course is available both online and at live, instructor-led events.  The exam is closed-book in a multiple choice format.

Testing and live prep courses will be scheduled in Nassau County at regular intervals.

To earn the CST Certified Service Technician designation, you should follow these steps:


Submit a registration form and purchase the APSP Service Tech Manual, 4thEdition. The manual is the textbook for the course.  A companion workbook is also available as a study aide.

Decide upon education and/or testing option.  The exam is open book in a multiple-choice format.

 Candidates may choose one of these 3 options:

1. Attend a 4-4.5 day instructor-led education program and test for certification at the end of the program. Courses will be regularly scheduled and calendar available at www.nespapool.org and www.apsp.org

2. Purchase the CST Correspondence “self-study” Course. Completion of the CST Workbook is required to become eligible for testing. Testing can be completed at group testing events to be scheduled in Nassau County at regular intervals.

3. “Challenge” the exam* without an education program. Individuals who feel prepared for the exam without taking the education component may sit for theexam ONE time. Upon passing the exam, the CST designation is achieved. Failure on the “challenge” test requires that the individual take one of the two education options listed above prior to re-testing. *The option to “challenge” the test is open exclusively to companies seeking to meet licensure requirements in Nassau County and will expire on December 31, 2013. 


For Pool Maintenance Providers (cleaning only, no repair of equipment)


The law requires that one individual (company owner, principal or officer)in the company have EITHER 5 years of experience, which must be documented to the county 

officials, OR earn the CMS Certified Maintenance Specialist designation.
 

The CMS designation can be earned through an education and testing process:


The CMS course is available in a live 2.5 day, instructor-led, classroom course with the exam given on the final day.  Those passing the exam achieve the designation.

The CMS course is also available in a correspondence “self-study” course format.  Completion of the CMS workbook is required prior to becoming eligible to sit for the exam.

The open-book, multiple choice, exam will be administered at group testing events in Nassau County on a regular schedule with dates available on the NESPA (www.nespapool.org) and APSP (www.apsp.org) websites.
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