S-56 Construction Site Fire Safety Manager


The S-56 Certificate of Fitness is required where a Site Safety Manager or Site Safety
Coordinator is required by the Building Code for a construction site. The Construction Site Fire Safety Manager (CSFSM) shall conduct an inspection of the construction site and all fire safety measures on at least a daily basis, and maintain a record when construction, demolition and alteration work is being conducted.

This Certificate of Fitness is valid only at a specific location and for the specific person to whom it is issued.

  •  New Application Fees: $25
  •  Renewal Fees: $15
  •  Application Reviewed Within: 1-2 Days
  •  Renewal Cycle: 3 Years

Before You Submit Your Application

You must pass a written exam to get a S-56 Certificate of Fitness. All applicants should review the Notice of Exam and Study Materials.

Following Documents Also Needed:

  • Proof that you have successfully completed a Construction Site Fire Safety Manager course from an FDNY certified school Certified Schools for Construction Site Fire Safety Manager
  • A completed Certificate of Fitness Application Form (PDF) 
    A completed and signed S-56 Application Form (PDF)
  • A letter of three years full time experience with in the past 6 years prior to the date of  
    application OR a Site Safety Manager or Site Safety Coordinator certificate issued by 
    Department of Buildings.
  • If required, a copy of your diploma or academic transcript.
  • Two forms of identification, at least one must be government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or a passport.

How to Apply for a Certificate of Fitness

Applicants are required to schedule an appointment to take this exam. Please use the Online Appointment Scheduler to make an appointment.

9 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

For More Information

NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
Public Certification Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 999-1988
Email: pubcert@fdny.nyc.gov or call 311

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