Certificates of Fitness

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) issues Certificates of Fitness (COF) for various types of dangerous occupations. We provide tests to individual applicants to ensure they know how to safely use, store and handle dangerous materials in the workplace. We assist applicants like you by providing study materials and other guidance to ensure compliance and safety. Under the New York City Fire Code, a COF is needed to:

  • Manufacture, store, handle, use, maintain, inspect, test or transport certain materials.
  • Conduct certain operations.
  • Operate certain facilities.

The COF could be for general supervision or personal supervision of the material, operation or facility. Most COFs are valid for 3 years. You can read more about COF in Section FC 113 (PDF) of the Fire Code. Requirements for obtaining a COF are found below.  All COFs that are subjected to renewal, can be processed online, except those that receive a fee waiver.

No appointments are necessary with exception to the following Certificates of Fitness:
F85, F89, F80, Q01, P13, S11, S12, S13, S14, S56, S98

Groups of ten (10) applicants or more MUST schedule an afternoon appointment, for all exams. Applicants of a group that do not schedule an appointment will not be processed to take an exam.  You can make an appointment here.

There are FAQs and Power Points available for Certificates of Fitness

The following is a list of Certificates of Fitness offered by the FDNY. It is listed in alphabetical order.

A
A35  To Operate and Maintain Air Compressors
A49  Supervision of Aerosols

B
B03 Testing of In-Building Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems

B29  Supervision of Battery Systems and Other Related Equipment

C
C10 Supervision of Liquefied Natural Gas Plants
C14 Supervising Non-production Chemical Laboratories
C15 Flame Retardant Treatment
C20 Supervision of Storage, Handling and Use of Cellulose Nitrate Film

C30 Supervision of Flammable/Combined Finishing Operations
C36 Supervision of Storage and Handling of Hazardous Materials in Retail
C42 Storage and Handling of Corrosives and Oxidizers
C91 Supervision of Storage, Handling and Use of Hazardous Materials
C92 Supervision of Flammable/Combustible Liquids  
C93 Supervision of Dry Cleaning Facilities
C94 Supervise of Storage, Handling and Use of Chemicals in Funeral Homes
C99 Supervision and Maintenance of a CNG Facility

D
D10 Fire and Emergency Drill Conductor For NYC K-12 Schools
D14 Supervise the Handling and Use of Chemicals in NYC K-12 School Labs
D15 Supervise The Storage and Handling of Chemicals in the NYC K-12 School Labs

E
E10 Blaster (All Purpose)
E11 Blaster (Shaft and Tunnel)
E12 Demolition of Building Using Explosives
E13 Underwater Blasting
E14 Powder Carrier
E15 Magazine Keeper
E16 Explosives Handler
E17 Explosives Loader
E18 Pyrotechnic Special Effect
E19 Use and Discharge of Fireworks -Pyrotechnic Class B
E20 Pyrotechnic Fireworks
E21 Use Ammunition Activated Tools
E25 Explosives Safety Control 
E27 Pyrotechnic Apprentice – Class C
E28 Fire Producer
E29 Fire Performer

E30 Special Effects (SPFX) Fire Safety

F
F01 Citywide Fire Guard for Impairment
F02 Fire Guard for Shelters (Citywide) 
F03 Indoor Place of Assembly Safety Personnel
F04 Temporary Indoor/Outdoor Place of Assembly Safety Personnel
F07 Fire and Emergency Drill Conductor
F40 Operators of Central Station Signaling Systems
F58 Fire Safety Director
F59 Emergency Action Plan Director

F60 Fire Guard for Torch Operations and Construction Site
F64 Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Technician
F78 Cleaning and Testing of Smoke Detectors
F80 Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters
F85 Fire Safety Director With Active Shooter & Medical Emergency Preparedness       
F89 Fire Life and Safety Director
F92 Fire Guard for Boatyards/Marinas and to Supervise Boatyards/Marinas

G
G22 Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Compressed Natural Gas
G23 Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Compressed Natural Gas at Outdoor
        Events & Mobil Cooking

G24 Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Compressed Natural Gas in Emergency
        Indoor Repair

G29 Safe Use, Handling, Storage and Compression of Flammable Gases With
        Pressure Above 6 Per Square Inch

G34 Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Compressed Natural Gas in Hot –Air     
        Balloon

G36 Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Compressed Natural Gas in Manhole
        Operations

G40 Use Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Compressed Natural Gas for Tar Kettles
G41 Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Compressed Natural Gas For Torch-Applied Roof Systems
G42 Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Compressed Natural Gas For All Roofing Operations
G44 Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Compressed Natural
        Gas

G46 Storage, Handling, Use and Refilling of Non-Flammable Gas Cylinders
G60 Torch Use of Flammable Gas
G61 Torch Use in Manufacture of Jewelry
G71 Supervision of Piped Non-Flammable Medical Gases
G79 Supervision of Storage, Handling & Use of Commercial Cryogenic
G82 Handling and Dispensing of Carbon Dioxide Dispensors
G91 Supervision of Natural Gas Co-Generation Systems
G92 High-Pressure Natural Gas Fired Microturbine Systems
G93 Supervision of Portable Outdoor Natural Gas Heaters in Sidewalk Cafes
G98 Handling, Use and Storage of Flammable Compressed Gases
G99 Use of Anhydrous Ammonia for Heat Treating (Dissociators) and Duplicating Machines

L
L19 Supervision of Sanitary Landfill Methane Recovery Facilities

P
P02 Generic Precision Test
P13 Supervision of a Bulk Oil Storage Plant
P15 Motor Fuel-Dispensing Service Station
P23 Operation of Petroleum Pipeline
P53 Supervision of De-Fueling Motor Vehicle Fuel Tanks
P54 Crane Aerial Fueling Operations At A Construction Site
P64 Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems & Precipitator Clean Technician

P98 Fuel-Oil Piping and Storage System
P99 Low Pressure Oil Burner Operator

R
R58 Remedial Fire Safety Director Examination

S
S11 Residential Sprinkler Systems
S12 Citywide Sprinkler Systems
S13 Citywide Standpipe System
S14 Standpipe for Multi-Zone System
S15 Foam-Water Sprinkler System
S56 Construction Site Fire Safety Manager
S60 Watchperson at Construction Site
S78 Cleaning & Testing of Smoke Detectors Citywide
S91 Supervise the Temporary Storage and Dispensing of Flammable or
        Combustible Liquids at Film and TV Production Sites

S92 Supervision of Portable Fueled Space Heaters at Construction Sites
S93 Supervise the Temporary Storage and Dispensing of Flammable or
        Combustible Liquids at Construction Sites

S94 Handling and Dispensing Flammable or Combustible Liquids

S95 Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems and other Related Systems
S96 Sales of Portable Fire Extinguishers
S97 Fire Alarm Systems Inspection, Testing and Service Principal
S98 Fire Alarm Systems Inspection, Testing and Service Technician

T
T89 Temporary Fire Life and Safety Director

W
W16 Install, Later, Test or Repair Automotive and Marine Liquid Motor
W64 Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Technician
W79 Supervision, Storage, Handling & Use of Commercial Cryogenic Citywide

W94 Install, Test and Repair Flammable & Commercial Liquid Tankers
W96 Full Service Shop of Portable Fire Extinguishers
W97 Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

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