SST Course Provider Information

Per 1 RCNY §105-03, all Department-approved Course Providers must comply with existing course provider requirements as well as the following requirements, until further notice:

Course Delivery Method

Training may be conducted in-person or in an actively proctored online format. If training is offered in an actively proctored online format, such training must comply with the following requirements:

  • If conducted in-person in a classroom setting, the course provider must confirm the identification of the individual taking such training and must ensure that the site of such training is actively observed for the duration of the training.
  • If the online training is not performed in person, the course provider must confirm the identification of the individual prior to providing secure access to the online training. The individual must attest that they are the individual who received the online access and that they will complete the training without assistance. The online program must have secure access and monitor participation during the course of training to ensure that the individual receiving the training is present for the entirety of the training.

What is a Virtual Classroom?

  • A virtual classroom is an online learning environment that allows for live interaction between the trainer and the learners as they are participating in learning activities. In other words, the virtual classroom is a shared online space where the learners and the trainers work together simultaneously.

  • The participants have tools to present learning content in different formats, as well as to implement collaborative and individual activities. In this type of interaction, the teacher has the particularly important role of the moderator who guides the learning process and supports group activities and discussions.

Contact a Course Provider to determine which courses are available in these formats.

Card Issuance

Upon completion of required courses, the Course Provider must issue a wallet-sized Site Safety Training Card, which may include a Temporary Site Safety Training Card, Safety Training Card, or Supervisor Site Safety Training Card, as applicable. For additional information reference the SST Card Implementation Guidelines.

The course provider may charge a fee for issuing a card. However, the course provider must disclose whether the cost is part of the training or if it is a separate fee. In addition, SST course provider must disclose the cost to replace a lost, stolen or damaged SST card.

Record keeping and Reporting

The course provider must maintain a record of all Temporary Site Safety Training Cards, Limited Site Safety Training Cards, Site Safety Training Cards, or Supervisor Site Safety Training Cards issued for a minimum of seven years.

The course provider must maintain a secure on-line verification system containing an up-to-date list of the name of the card holder, the unique identification card number, and the issuance and expiration date of the card. Such verification must be available to the City, including the Department, and contractors, to enable readily accessible confirmation of the names of card holders who have completed training through the particular course provider.

As of July 1, 2018, and on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1 of each year thereafter, the course provider must report the number Temporary Site Safety Training Cards, Limited Site Safety Training Cards, Site Safety Training Cards, or Supervisor Site Safety Training Cards issued each quarter in a format required by the Department.

Please contact trainingproviders@buildings.nyc.gov if you have any questions about becoming a Department-approved course provider.

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