Certificate of Fitness Online Appointment Scheduler

You must complete a Certificate of Fitness (COF) application and pay online for the exam before scheduling an appointment. Without showing an online COF application ID, you cannot take the exam, and you will have to reschedule.

Appointments are between 1:10 pm -2:00 pm, five days a week (M-F) except for legal holidays.

Appointments are required for the following COF exams. Review the requirements and Notice of Exam before scheduling the appointment.

Although it is not required, appointments are available for all other COF exams.

For all appointments, an FDNY COF application must be completed and paid online. Once you complete the application, you will get an FDNY COF application ID with your confirmation email.

  • The FDNY COF application ID is shown on the email title, the format is "2xxx-COF-xxxxxxxx-APP".
  • The FDNY COF application ID must be entered in the CONTACT DETAIL of the appointment scheduler.

When you visit the FDNY Headquarters

You must bring:

  • The government-issued photo ID (e.g., a State-issued Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s License or a passport or NYC ID).
  • The appointment confirmation with an FDNY COF application ID (print-out or shown on your cell phone).
  • The required documents listed on the Notice of Exam and the Study Material.


Email: pubcert@fdny.nyc.gov or call 718-999-1988 or 718-999-1993

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