Swimming Pool Builder - Continuing Education

Hours Required 4 credit hours every year

Note: SPB license holders must also take an additional distinct class if they hold SP-1 or SP-2 maintenance and repair license.

Timeline for Completion

All continuing education must be completed between February 1 and January 30, 3 months before renewal


Proof of Completion


 All credential holders must attest to the completion of their required continuing education (CE) as part of the renewal process. Certificates of completion and other related records should be retained by the credential holder for at least four (4) years in case of audit by the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP).

Course Requirements

Courses must be approved by the CT Plumbing Board. Must include not less than three (3) hours of technical instruction and one (1) hour of business and law.

Courses Available

Contact CT Spa & Pool Association for approved courses: (860) 819-0374

Failure to Complete

Failure to complete the required continuing education requirements may subject the licensee to civil fines and the revocation or suspension of their license. 


Upon appropriate showing of a bona fide health or other individual hardship, the commissioner may consider an exception to the continuing education requirements. A loss of income resulting from cancellation of a license is not a bona fide hardship.

request a hardship waiver


For questions, please email dcp.continuingeducation@ct.gov

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Why is the continuing education (CE) completion deadline earlier than the renewal deadline?

A. As the renewal period begins well before the expiration date, the 3-month offset ensures that all required CE is completed before the renewal period begins.