DOB NOW Training

The Department of Buildings offers free training sessions to learn more about DOB NOW. All trainings are open to everyone,but are tailored to different groups. See below for more details. Courses will be conducted online via Webex. Register today to reserve your spot by clicking the links below. Login information will be emailed the morning of the event.

*NOTE: Please bookmark and check this page often for updates and additional training sessions.*

DOB NOW/BIS Question & Answer Sessions

Registration for these events has moved to our Upcoming Events page. Please visit and bookmark this page for future events.

DOB NOW: Licensing – Elevator License Types

Starting June 27, 2022, all elevator license applications, renewal submissions and change requests, including for Elevator Helpers, Technicians, Directors, Co-Directors and Inspectors, will be processed through DOB NOW Licensing and will no longer be in BIS Options. For more information on the changes involved, please view our latest Service Notice on this topic. These web-based trainings will be geared towards showing how to access and navigate this new process in Licensing.

Date

Topics

Materials

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 – 4:30pm to 6pm

  • Elevator Co-Directors
  • Elevator Directors
  • Elevator Inspectors

DOB NOW: Licensing – Elevator Director, Co-Director & Inspector Training Presentation

To view the previous version of this training, click below:

DOB NOW: Licensing – Elevator Director, Co-Director & Inspector Webinar

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 – 4:30pm to 6pm

  • Elevator Helpers
  • Elevator Restricted Technicians
  • Elevator Technicians

DOB NOW: Licensing – Elevator Helpers & Technicians Training Presentation

To view the previous version of this training, click below:

DOB NOW: Licensing – Elevator Helpers & Technicians Webinar

Recent Trainings

Training Type

Topics

Materials

Design Professionals & Filing Representatives

  • General Construction (GC)
  • Foundation (FO)
  • Earthwork (EA)
  • Support of Excavation (SE)
  • Protection & Mechanical Methods (PMM)

New features (improved search, exporting jobs, etc.)

DOB NOW: Build – Design Professional Training Presentation

To view a previous training, click below:
DOB NOW: Build – Design Professional Training Webinar

Contractors & Licensees

Requesting and renewing permits (highlight will be on GC permits but applies to all PW2 work permits)
New contractor requirements (Tenant Protection Plan, etc.)
Contractor Withdrawal
New features (improved search, exporting jobs, etc.)

DOB NOW: Build – Contractor Training Presentation

To view a previous training, click below:
DOB NOW: Build – Contractor Training Webinar

Tenant Protection Plans & Site Safety Plans in DOB NOW

Tenant Protection Plan
Site Safety Plan

DOB NOW: Build – TPP and SSP Training Presentation

To view a previous training, click below:
DOB NOW: Build – Tenant Protection Plan & Site Safety Plan Webinar

Supersede & Withdrawal in DOB NOW

Superseding Design Professional
Withdrawing Design Professional or Contractor

DOB NOW: Build – Withdrawal and Supersede Training Presentation
To view a previous training, click below:
DOB NOW: Build – Supersede & Withdrawal Webinar

Job Types in DOB NOW

  • New Buildings
  • Alteration-CO (formerly Alt-1)
  • Related details (Zoning, Schedule of Occupancy, Fees)
  • Temporary BIN (TBIN) Requests

DOB NOW: Build – Job Types Training Presentation

To view a previous training, click below:
DOB NOW: Build – Job Types Training Webinar

Occupancy for BIS Jobs

Transitioning BIS Occupancy to DOB NOW

  • BIN-Level Schedule of Occupancy (BSO)
  • Job-Level Schedule of Occupancy (JSO, formerly Schedule A)

Certificate of Occupancy Requests

  • All transactions: Initials, Renewals
  • All types: Core & Shell, Temporary (TCO), Interim/Partial, Final

DOB NOW: Build – Occupancy for BIS Jobs Training Presentation

To view a previous training, click below:
DOB NOW: Build – Occupancy for BIS Jobs Training Webinar

Additional Trainings:
Completing Schedule of Occupancy for BIS Jobs Training Presentation

Completing Schedule of Occupancy for BIS Jobs Training Webinar

Local Law 97 of 2019 - Adjustment Requests

  • Local Law 97/2019
  • Excessive emissions due to a special circumstance
  • Not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare facilities

Local Law 97 of 2019 Training Presentation

To view a previous training, click below:
DOB NOW – Local Law 97 of 2019 Training Webinar

Energy

DOB NOW: Build – Energy Training Presentation

To view a previous training, click below: DOB NOW: Build - Energy Training Webinar

Prior Trainings

For training materials of already released work types, including step-by-step guides and videos, click on one of the resource links below:

To submit an inquiry about DOB NOW, visit the DOB NOW Help Form.

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