Certificate of Operations


FDNY certifies companies for Central Station Monitoring of Fire Alarm Systems. The company certification is valid for a calendar year.

Fire Code section 901.6.3.5 sets forth the proper requirements.

Cost of Certification

The original application fee is $3,500. The renewal application fee is $2,500.


An application is available for download.
Once completed, all documents and fees must be mailed to:

Director of Licensing
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Fire Department – City of New York
9 MetroTech Center – Room 1S -1C
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3857

Get Application (PDF)

Other Requirements or Special Instructions

After an official review of the company application, FDNY will mail a letter of acceptance valid through the end of the calendar year. The company will have to schedule an inspection with the Fire Alarm Unit (inspection fees will apply) to receive a certificate of operation valid for a period of one (1) year.

At least six (6) F40 Certificate of Fitness holders must be employed by the company and a minimum of two (2) F40 Certificate of Fitness holders are required to be on duty on each shift.

The company must keep FDNY insurance records up to date in order to appear on the Approved List.

Renewal Process

A complete company application, all pertinent documents and fees must be submitted for review to renew the company certification. It is highly recommended to submit all required documents for renewal at least four (4) weeks prior to expiration of company’s approval.  

Approved Certifications

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