CONNECTICUT

Licensing Requirements 

Connecticut requires all Pool Builders, Service Contractors and Maintenance Contractors doing business in the State to hold a license
 

Licensing FAQs

Certification Programs

Licensing Update from the State of Connectitcut (7.31.20)

SWIMMING POOL AND SPA MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR (SP-1 & SP-2)
  • The deadline to submit continuing education hours for your SP-1 license is extended until December 31, 2020.  NOTE: SP-1 holders must still renew their licenses within existing deadlines of October 30, 2020.
  • SP-1: Proof of continuing education is required biennially, consisting of not less than three hours, at the time of renewal for even years.
  • CEs for SP-2 licenses are due next year on October 30, 2021
  • SP-2: Proof of continuing education is required biennially, consisting of not less than three hours, at the time of renewal for odd years.
  • SP-1 and SP-2 license holders must take an additional distinct class if they hold an SPB license
SWIMMING POOL BUILDERS (SPB)
  • Continuing education hours must be submitted next year by April 30, 2021.
  • Proof of continuing education required annually consisting of not less than three (3) hours of technical instruction and one (1) hour of business and law.
  • NOTE: SPB license holders must also take an additional distinct class if they hold SP-1 or SP-2 maintenance and repair license.
Governor's executive orders now also allows for:
  • Offering of on-line classes (for CEU hours) until December 31, 2020.
  • The CONSPA chapter is working to develop online CE classes that meet the State's requirements.  More information will be posted soon.

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.

Application & Qualifications

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.

Application and Qualifications

SPB - Pool Builder 

New installations of below-ground pools and spas must be by a licensed “Swimming Pool Builder” (in-ground pools and spas only and for new installation work only).  Swimming pool" means a permanent spa or any in-ground or partially above-ground structure intended for swimming that is greater than twenty-four inches in depth, and  "swimming pool builder" means a person who, for financial compensation, excavates and grades for and constructs and installs a swimming pool, including, but not limited to, tiling, coping, decking and installation of associated circulation equipment such as pumps, filters and chemical feeders.

Any person seeking a license as a Swimming Pool Builder shall apply to the commissioner on an application form provided by the commissioner. Applicants must include the appropriate required documentation for license type “Swimming Pool Builder (SPB)”:

  1. Proof of five (5) years experience under the supervision of a Licensed Swimming Pool Builder under this chapter, or equivalent experience as determined by the commissioner;
  2. Satisfactory evidence that the applicant has obtained or works for an employer that has obtained a home improvement contractor registration, and a written statement that the applicant shall at all times maintain or work for an employer that has maintained, during license period and renewal of the Swimming Pool Builder license, a home improvement contractor registration;
  3. Proof that the applicant has obtained the designation entitled “Certified Building Professional” from the trade association “Pool & Hot Tub Alliance” (“PHTA”), or equivalent education and experience to be determined by the Commissioner.

➔ If applying for equivalent experience and training (any license type), submit notarized statements from occupational related employers as to the dates and duties of employment AND copies of any diplomas and degrees of education related to the occupational license type for which you are applying. If you are a military service member with a Recommendation for Review, submit your recommendation in lieu of statements and diplomas.

Application and Qualifications