The NYC Fire Department (FDNY) requires that exhaust systems used in commercial cooking establishments such as restaurants, hospitals, hotels, schools, employee cafeterias and other food-service locations be inspected and cleaned at least once every three months. An owner or operator may hire either an employee with a Certificate of Fitness for Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Technician (F-64), or a FDNY certified kitchen exhaust system cleaning company, which employs an individual with a Certificate of Fitness for Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Technician (W-64).
These Certificates of Fitness are valid only for the specific person to whom they are issued. F-64 can only be used at a specific location. W-64 can be used anywhere within New York City.
For more information, please contact:
Public Certification Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 999-1988
Open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Closed on public holidays.
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Certificate of Fitness