The specialty licensing requirements set forth in Colorado Senate Bill 202 will take effect on April 1. On that date, the option to be a water conditioning contractor, principle or installer rather than a plumbing contractor and hiring a full-time master plumber becomes available [CRS 12-58-105(3)]. Businesses that do not have a plumbing contractor on staff and a full-time master plumber must have a water conditioning contractor and a full-time water conditioning principal on staff who are responsible for all appliance work. The water conditioning contractor can also act as the water conditioning principal as long as he or she meets all of the requirements. Additionally, you can have a water conditioning installer conduct appliance work on behalf of the water conditioning principal. All job sites must have at least a registered water conditioning installer present.
The state of Colorado will also require water conditioning principals to complete certification through WQA’s certified installer (CI) and certified water specialist (CWS) programs. Additionally, Water Conditioning Installers will need to complete certification through WQA’s certified installer (CI) program. To learn more about WQA’s CWS and CI programs, please visit www.wqa.org/mep or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.