NEW LICENSE REQUIREMENTS 2014-2015 For Pool Contractors in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY
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. Below are the requirements for each license.
For Pool Builders
The law requires that to obtain a pool contractor’s license (or renewal), one individual in the company 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.
For Pool Service Providers/Technicians
The law requires that to obtain a pool contractor’s license (or renewal), 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.
There are lesser degrees of certification depending on scope of work provided.
Poolscape Concepts’ owner, Al Hildebrandt, holds both the CPB and CSP Certifications which are, at present, the highest levels achievable and meet or exceed Nassau and Suffolk Counties’ licensing requirements.
Suffolk County Law as of July 17,2014: Click here : suffolk county contractor law 2014463