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Contractor Licensing

Phone: 913-715-2233

111 S. Cherry STE 1000, Olathe, KS 66061

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Class DS Swimming Pool Contractor License

Class “DS” License shall entitle the holder thereof to perform installation, services, construction, and repairs for swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs accessory to all occupies.

How to Obtain a Johnson County Class “DS” Swimming Pool Contractor’s License

We license contractors and firms. If you have any questions, please call staff by dialing (913) 715-2233.

  1. Provide a completed application form. There is a one-time $100 application fee and a $225 license fee. We need an original of the signed application, so applications must be submitted at or mailed to the office.
  2. Provide proof of General Liability and Worker’s Compensation insurance. Every company except a company with an “inactive license” must keep in force a policy of general liability insurance, including completed operations coverage, meeting the program’s mandatory standards and when required by the laws of Kansas, worker’s compensation insurance. If you claim exemption from the requirement of Worker’s Compensation insurance, you must complete and have notarized the Worker’s Compensation Waiver form. The insurance policy must be written with an insurance company licensed to do business in Kansas. A certificate of insurance or other satisfactory evidence of the insurance coverage is required at the time of application and annually at the time of license renewal.
  3. Establish the Qualifying Individual. Every licensed entity must have at least one responsible individual who will be known as the Qualifying Individual. The contractor can be the Qualifying Individual. Firms must have at least one Qualified Individual who is a full time employee (full time is defined as working 30 hours per week or more) of the company. The Qualifying Individual must possess either “1” or “2”, as follows:
    1. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Science, or Construction Management from an ABET or ACCE accredited program. Landscape Architecture degrees do not qualify. An official transcript establishes proof of degree qualification.
    2. A certified test score 75% or higher, on a standard examination as approved by the Contractor License Review Board. Standard examination agencies are defined as the Prometric or past subsidiaries of Educational Testing Services (ETS). For the Class “DS” license we recognize only the Prometric/ETS Unlimited Swimming Pool (Catalog Number 34010) exam.
  4. Confirm the identity of Qualified Individual and company owner with a government issued photo I.D.
  5. Provide a digital photo of the Qualified Individual. In addition to the government issued photo ID of the owner and Qualifying Individual, we need a digital photo of the Qualifying Individual for the license card. We can take one for you in our office, or you can send us one in .JPG format. The photo can be e-mailed to [email protected] or mailed on a CD, DVD or Flash Drive.
  6. If the firm is a corporate entity, provide evidence that the entity is in good standing. All corporate entities must provide proof of good standing from the Secretary of State of the state in which they are registered.