NASSAU COUNTY, NY

Licensing Requirements 

Nassau County, New York requires 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.  
 

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Below are the requirements for each license.  

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 is a Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Certification.

Prerequisites to Earn the CBP Designation

View the PHTA website here for more details.

Courses and the exam are offered throughout the year and at The Pool & Spa Show.  

Pool Service Providers/Techs

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.  

Prerequisites to Apply for your CSP

  • 5 years of industry experience
  • Holds a current Certified Pool & Spa Service Technician® (CST) certification
  • Pass the CSP Exam

Prerequisites to Apply for your CST

  • 2 years of industry experience
  • Successful completion of the Certified Service Technician® (CST) course
  • Pass the CST Exam

View the PHTA website for more details. 

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.

Prerequisites to Apply (no industry experience required!)

  • Successful completion of the Certified Maintenance Specialist® (CMS) course (for those candidates that practice in states that require the CMS for licensing, completion of the CMS course, in which case a candidate must still be able to document completion of 24 hours of continuing education (CEU) and pass the CMS exam.)
  • Pass the CMS Exam

View the PHTA website for more information.