SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY

Licensing 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.  
 

Licensing FAQs

Certification Programs


Below are the requirements for each license.  

Pool Builder License

To build or install a swimming pool and/or permanent spa over 24" depth you need a County Home Improvement Contractor’s License, commonly called a County Business License.  You must provide the Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs proof that you or someone from your company has obtained the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance’s (PHTA) Certified Builder Professional (CBP) certification or other approved equivalent program, and demonstrate a minimum of two years experience in building and installation.

Service Contractor's License

To provide pool service in Suffolk County you need a County Home Improvement Contractor’s License, commonly called a County Business License for contractors who engage in the service of plumbing, heating and or electrical elements of swimming pools, permanent spas and/or portable spas.  You must provide the Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs proof that you or someone from your company has obtained the Pool & Hot tub Alliance’s (PHTA) Certified Service Technician (CST), Certified Service Professional (CSP) or Certified Builder Professional (CBP) certification or other approved equivalent program, and demonstrate two years of experience and training in servicing pools and/or spas. 

Pool Maintenance Business Registration

The County of Suffolk requires a registration for all those pool companies who provide or operate a pool maintenance business for residential swimming pools. You must provide the Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs proof that you or someone from your company has obtained the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance's (PHTA) Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) or other equivalent program