Swimming Pool Maintainer - Continuing Education

Hours Required 3 credit hours every two years

Note: SP-1 and SP-2 license holders must take an additional distinct class if they hold an SPB license

Timeline for Completion

  • SP1 - all continuing education must be completed between August 1 of an EVEN-numbered year and July 31 of the EVEN-numbered year two years later, 3 months before renewal
  • SP2 - all continuing education must be completed between August 1 of an ODD-numbered year and July 31 of the ODD-numbered year two years later, 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.

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.