Fire Safety Director On-Site Test

A candidate's supervisor (designated by the building owner) must make the request to schedule an on-site Fire Safety Director test. Candidates cannot schedule their own tests.


To qualify for the Fire Safety Director on-site test, the candidate must:

  • Pass the Fire Safety Director computer exam
  • Pass a 20-hour certified Fire Safety Director course
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion

Once all information is verified and qualified by the Certificate of Fitness Unit, the candidate has 1 year to take the on-site exam.

Exam Request

Before requesting an on-site exam, the supervisor must:

  • Ensure the candidate is qualified by the Certification Unit
  • Ensure the building has a Fire Safety and Evacuation Plan on file with FDNY
You can request an exam by emailing, with the subject line "FSD On-Site request/Candidate's Last Name, First Name/Premises Address." In the email, you should also include:
  • Premises information, such as the type (ie, hotel, office), the address, Building ID Number, and any Also Known As addresses.
  • Candidate's Information, including social security number and Certificate of Fitness number, if the candidate is certified at other premises.
  • Additional requirements, including if the exam must take place outside of the regular start time, Monday-Thursday, from 10 AM to noon.
  • Supervisor's name, title, business address, contact phone number, and email address.

Exam Cancellation

All requests for cancellations must be submitted via email to within 72 hours of the date of the exam. Please note "Request for On-Site Exam Cancellation" in the subject of the email. The email should also include the candidate's name, social security number, exam date, and premises address. This information will help expedite the cancellation.

In the case of hardship, the supervisor can request an emergency overtime test Monday to Friday after 5 PM, or on Saturday. You must agree to cover additional overtime expenses.

No more than two candidates can be scheduled per day during normal business hours and on Saturdays. Only one candidate can be scheduled per day during evening hours.