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.


Card Issuance

Upon course completion, the course provider must issue a wallet-sized Site Safety Training Card, which may include a Temporary Site Safety Training Card, Limited Site Safety Training Card, Site Safety Training Card, or Supervisor Site Safety Training Card, as applicable. Site Safety Training cards must include, at a minimum, the following information and security features:

  • Document security features designed to deter forgery and counterfeiting, promote an adequate level of confidence in the authenticity of cards, and facilitate detection of fraudulent cards. The cards must not be capable of being reproduced using technologies that are commonly used and made available to the general public.

  • Unique identification card number. This cannot be an individual's Social Security Number.

  • Photographs of the person to whom it was issued (may be in black and white or in color).

  • The printed name and signature of the card holder.

  • Date of course completion.

  • Expiration date.

  • Name and address of provider of issuance.

  • A summary description of the type of training and number of credit hours completed.

  • Any additional information the Department may require.


Recordkeeping 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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