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Certification Courses

The ability to see beyond the immediate, during times of crisis and to react accordingly distinguishes the effective Fire and Life Safety Director from the truly outstanding one.

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Overview

Croker, a leader in fire and life safety since 1911, boasts instructors of the highest caliber offering comprehensive knowledge combined with extensive experience and expertise in all phases of fire, disaster and emergency action procedures. With unique and diversified backgrounds, our instructors and in-depth course manuals will offer all students a broad scope and expansive awareness.

Upon completion of the course(s), students will receive an official Certificate of Completion from the school while gaining the confidence and strength of comprehension to be better prepared to handle fire and non-fire related emergencies. For office buildings and hotels within the five boroughs of New York City, these FDNY accredited courses will enable you to proceed in obtaining FDNY issued Certificates of Fitness. Remember, to obtain a Certificate of Fitness, these courses are mandatory in New York City.

REGISTER ON-LINE for our next class or PRINT a Registration Application

REGISTRATION APPLICATION (Fire and Life Safety Director) (F-89 / T-89) (Includes Fire, Non-Fire/EAP and ASMEP Classes)
REGISTRATION APPLICATION (FLSD Onsite Exam Prep Course) (F-89 / T-89)
REGISTRATION APPLICATION (Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters) (F-80)
— REGISTRATION APPLICATION (New York State Security Guard Training)

The registration application should be completed and faxed to 631-277-5802 or return via mail to:

Croker Fire & Life Safety Institute
235 Brooksite Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788 

Please be advised payment is required at time of registration. Confirmation letters will be sent to all registrants.


COURSES ARE HELD AT: 

AMA Executive Conference Center
1601 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

For location information and directions: CLICK HERE

FDNY Certification Courses

Croker Fire & Life Safety Institute’s classes are accredited by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

For detailed information on course offerings, please click on the below links:

Note: Upon successful completion of a FDNY course, each student will be given an original Certificate of Completion with Croker’s seal, as required by FDNY rules.  Any request for a reissue of your original Certificate (with Croker seal) will incur a $10 fee, payable via credit card, at time of request.

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FDNY Certification Prep Courses

NYS Security Guard Training Courses

Croker Fire & Life Safety Institute’s classes are accredited by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).

Requirements to obtain a New York State Security Guard License (including Frequently Asked Questions) – Click Here

For detailed information on course offerings, please click on the below links:

Note: The Security Guard Act of 1992 and New York State General Business Law Section 89 requires the training and registration of security guards in the state.  Section 89-G of Article 7A requires all persons engaged in security guard activities be registered with the New York Department of State (DOS), and complete all training (unless exempt) at schools approved by the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).

To look up the status of an existing Security Guard license, click here.

Private Classes

If you would like Croker to provide your team with a private class or instruct them in a particular area in order to obtain an FDNY Certificate of Fitness not listed, please contact the Croker office at 631-277-7602 (Option #2 on the phone menu) for more information.

Instructors

KNOWLEDGEABLE.  EXPERIENCED.  PROFESSIONALS.

Croker is proud to offer candidates the most qualified instructors of FDNY and Security Guard Courses. With expansive knowledge and a wide-range of expertise, Croker Instructors prepare students with a full educational experience, which is essential to excel in a career of fire and life safety.

 

Upcoming Classes / Online Registration

Please check back frequently as additional classes will be added throughout the year.
For additional details, select the course title below for a drop-down box to appear.

Course schedule can be viewed as a whole or by selecting the appropriate course(s) from the sort option below.

Oct
5
Tue
2021
Coordinator of Fire Safety & Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters Course (F-80) (October 2021) $140
AMA Executive Conference Center at 1601 Broadway NYC
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Note: See below for class conclusion times.

Dates:

10/5/2021  8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
10/6/2021  8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Click Here to Register Now!

Note: All homeless shelters (with an Interior Fire Alarm System) require an individual holding a Certificate of Fitness for Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters (F-80).

Oct
7
Thu
2021
FLSD Onsite Exam Prep Course (10/7/2021) $320
AMA Executive Conference Center at 1601 Broadway NYC
Oct 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dates:

10/7/2021   8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Click Here to Register Now!

Course Overview:  This six (6) hour prep course is designed to familiarize candidates with the NYC Fire Department study material in preparation for the Fire and Life Safety Director Onsite Examination.  The course provides candidates with a greater sense of knowledge and comprehension specific to the FDNY’s onsite exam.  This prep course provides candidates an overview of what to expect during the onsite exam including visuals, presentations, discussions, including necessary time allocated for questions and answers (Q&A).

Oct
11
Mon
2021
NY State Security Guard – 8 Hour Annual Course- RENEWAL (10/11/2021) $45
AMA Executive Conference Center at 1601 Broadway NYC
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Dates:

10/11/2021   8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Click Here to Register Now!


Note
: NY State law requires security guards to complete two annuals during their registration period
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Oct
12
Tue
2021
Fire and Life Safety Director Course (F-89) (October 2021) – Concludes in Three Weeks $520
Bundled/Discounted Course – Includes Fire, Non-Fire/EAP, Active Shooter and Medical Emergencies
AMA Executive Conference Center at 1601 Broadway NYC
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am

Note: See below for class conclusion times.

Dates:

Week 1 —  10/12/2021 (Tuesday)        — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/13/2021 (Wednesday)   — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/14/2021 (Thursday)       — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies

                     **NO CLASSES WEEK OF OCTOBER 18TH**

Week 3 —  10/26/2021 (Tuesday)        — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 3 —  10/27/2021 (Wednesday)   — 5.5 Hours (8:30 AM – 2:00 PM)  / Non-Fire Emergencies (EAP/ASME)
Week 3 —  10/28/2021 (Thursday)       — 5.5 Hours (8:30 AM – 2:00 PM)  / Non-Fire Emergencies (EAP/ASME)

Click Here to Register Now!

This combined course is for new Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) candidates who have yet to begin their FDNY certification (F-89).  This comprehensive course encompasses 31 hours of instruction, including fire emergencies (20 hours), non-fire/EAP emergencies (7 hours) as well as Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness training (4 hours).

Important:
— Candidates must attend all six (6) classes.
— Fire and Life Safety Director Qualifications – Important / Please Read (As per FDNY)

Fire Emergencies Course (10/12/2021) $260
AMA Executive Conference Center at 1601 Broadway NYC
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Dates:

Week 1 —  10/12/2021 (Tuesday)      — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/13/2021 (Wednesday) — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/14/2021 (Thursday)     — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies

Week 2 —  10/26/2021 (Tuesday)          — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies

Click Here to Register Now!

This course is the first phase for new Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) candidates who have yet to begin their FDNY certification (F-89).  Candidates who take this course must also complete (or have recently completed) the courses for non-fire/EAP emergencies (7 hours) as well as Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness training (4 hours). 

Note: As of 2/1/2018, all 31 hours of course instruction must be successfully completed prior to a candidate taking their FDNY Computer Based Tests (CBT).

Important: Candidates must attend all four (4) classes.

Click Here regarding Fire and Life Safety Director Qualifications – Please Read (As per FDNY)
— These qualifications are from the FDNY.  Any questions about your qualifications, please contact the FDNY directly at pubcert@fdny.nyc.gov or 718-999-1988.

Oct
25
Mon
2021
Fire and Life Safety Director Course (F-89) (10/25/2021) – (**ONLINE COURSE**) $520
Bundled/Discounted Course – Includes Fire, Non-Fire/EAP, Active Shooter and Medical Emergencies
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am

USE OF ZOOM VIDEO APPLICATION REQUIRED
(Available for free download at www.zoom.us)

Note: See below for class conclusion times.

Dates:

Week 1 —  10/25/2021 (Monday)       — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/26/2021 (Tuesday)       — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/27/2021 (Wednesday)  — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/28/2021 (Thursday)      — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/29/2021 (Friday)          — 3.5 Hours (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM)  / Fire Emergencies

Week 2 —  11/1/2021 (Monday)          — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Non-Fire Emergencies (EAP)
Week 2 —  11/2/2021 (Tuesday)         — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Non-Fire Emergencies (EAP)
Week 2 —  11/3/2021 (Wednesday)   — 3 Hours (8:30 AM – 11:30 AM)  / Non-Fire Emergencies (EAP)

Click Here to Register Now!

This combined course is for new Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) candidates who have yet to begin their FDNY certification (F-89).  This comprehensive course encompasses 31 hours of instruction, including fire emergencies (20 hours), non-fire/EAP emergencies (11 hours), as well as additional time allotted for test taking purposes.

Important: Candidates must attend all eight (8) classes.

Click Here regarding Fire and Life Safety Director Qualifications – Please Read (As per FDNY)
— These qualifications are from the FDNY.  Any questions about your qualifications, please contact the FDNY directly at pubcert@fdny.nyc.gov or 718-999-1988.

Fire Emergencies Course (10/25/2021) – (**ONLINE COURSE**) $260
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am

USE OF ZOOM VIDEO APPLICATION REQUIRED
(Available for free download at www.zoom.us)

Note: See below for class conclusion times.

Dates:

Week 1 —  10/25/2021 (Monday)       — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/26/2021 (Tuesday)       — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/27/2021 (Wednesday) — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/28/2021 (Thursday)     — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Week 1 —  10/29/2021 (Friday)          — 3.5 Hours (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM)  / Fire Emergencies

Click Here to Register Now!

This course is the first phase for new Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) candidates who have yet to begin their FDNY certification (F-89).  Candidates who take this course must also complete (or have recently completed) the courses for non-fire/EAP emergencies (11 hours). 

Note: As of 2/1/2018, all 31 hours of course instruction must be successfully completed prior to a candidate taking their FDNY Computer Based Tests (CBT) at FDNY Headquarters.

Important: Candidates must attend all five (5) classes.

Click Here regarding Fire and Life Safety Director Qualifications – Please Read (As per FDNY)
— These qualifications are from the FDNY.  Any questions about your qualifications, please contact the FDNY directly at pubcert@fdny.nyc.gov or 718-999-1988.

Oct
27
Wed
2021
Non-Fire Emergencies Course (EAP, Active Shooter and Medical Emergencies) (10/27/2021) $280
AMA Executive Conference Center at 1601 Broadway NYC
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Dates:

10/27/2021 (Wednesday)        — 5.5 Hours (8:30 AM – 2:00 PM)
10/28/2021 (Thursday)   — 5.5 Hours (8:30 AM – 2:00 PM)

Click Here to Register Now!

Important: Candidates must attend both Non-Fire Emergencies class dates noted above.

Note: As of 2/1/2018, all 31 hours of course instruction must be successfully completed prior to a new candidate taking their FDNY Computer Based Tests (CBT) at FDNY Headquarters.

Nov
1
Mon
2021
Non-Fire Emergencies Course (EAP, Active Shooter and Medical Emergencies) (11/1/2021) – (**ONLINE COURSE**) $280
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am

USE OF ZOOM VIDEO APPLICATION REQUIRED
(Available for free download at www.zoom.us)

Note: See below for class conclusion times.

Dates:

Week 1 — 11/1/2021 (Monday)          — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Non-Fire Emergencies (EAP)
Week 1 — 11/2/2021 (Tuesday)         — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Non-Fire Emergencies (EAP)
Week 1 — 11/3/2021 (Wednesday)   — 3 Hours (8:30 AM – 11:30 AM)  / Non-Fire Emergencies (EAP)

Click Here to Register Now!

Note: As of 2/1/2018, all 31 hours of course instruction must be successfully completed prior to a new candidate taking their FDNY Computer Based Tests (CBT) at FDNY Headquarters.

Important: Candidates must attend all eight (8) classes.

Nov
4
Thu
2021
FLSD Onsite Exam Prep Course (11/4/2021) $320
AMA Executive Conference Center at 1601 Broadway NYC
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dates:

11/4/2021   8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Click Here to Register Now!

Course Overview:  This six (6) hour prep course is designed to familiarize candidates with the NYC Fire Department study material in preparation for the Fire and Life Safety Director Onsite Examination.  The course provides candidates with a greater sense of knowledge and comprehension specific to the FDNY’s onsite exam.  This prep course provides candidates an overview of what to expect during the onsite exam including visuals, presentations, discussions, including necessary time allocated for questions and answers (Q&A).

 

Please be advised payment is required at time of registration.  A $30.00 service fee will be charged for all returned checks.  An administrative charge of $150 (Fire) / $150 (Non-Fire) / $75 (F-80) will be incurred to retake the course and/or test due to failure.

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the scheduled course date will be subject to a 20% administrative charge. Registrants who do not cancel or attend forfeit the entire fee. The fee may not be applied to the next scheduled class. Course substitutions are permitted prior to the first day of class.

Reference / Study Materials

Fire and Life Safety Director (F-89)

Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters (F-80)

Quizzes / Flashcards

As a courtesy, Croker Fire & Life Safety Institute offers the below interactive study material (multiple choice quizzes and flashcards) to enhance the knowledge of current and future Fire and Life Safety Directors (FLSD). – These interactive quizzes and flashcards are functional within commonly used web browsers.  Individuals using “Internet Explorer” are encouraged to use a different web browser for optimal presentation.

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Disclaimer: This study material is provided for general guidance only.  It does not constitute legal advice nor should it be relied upon to satisfy federal, state or local laws, regulations or other legal or technical requirements.

FDNY Computer Based Test (CBT)

FDNY Computer Based Test (CBT)

Below is the link to schedule the CBT exams at FDNY Headquarters (9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY). The Fire Department requires the candidate to create a “user log-in” when scheduling this exam, so Croker is unable to schedule this test for candidates.

To schedule an exam, click here.

  • Computer Based Tests for Fire and Life Safety Director will NOT be administered to individuals unless an appointment is made.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the check box: “I have read, reviewed and thoroughly understand the NOE of the examination for which I am ready to schedule an appointment. I agree that I possess the qualifications to take the COF exam and am ready to schedule the appointment.”
  • Once checked, a pop up window will bring you to a calendar to schedule an appointment now.

Note: To cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, 24 hours advance notice is required by the FDNY.

 

Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) Candidates

  • Fire Emergencies Computer Based Test (Fire CBT) – Candidates must successfully complete all 31 hours of FLSD course instruction including Fire Emergencies (20 hours), Non-Fire Emergencies (11 hours) prior to taking the Fire CBT.  Upon successful completion of all 31 hours of FLSD course instruction, candidates have nine (9) months to successfully complete the Fire CBT.
  • Non-Fire Emergencies Computer Based Test (Non-Fire CBT) – Candidates must successfully complete the Fire CBT prior to taking the Non-Fire CBT.  Upon passing the Fire CBT, candidates have nine (9) months to successfully complete the Non-Fire CBT.

    — Note: Any occupancy requiring a Fire Safety Director though not requiring a Comprehensive Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plan (such as Hotels / Motels):  Building management/ownership shall complete (on company letterhead) a T-89 Designation Letter for each candidate.  Candidate must bring the completed letter to FDNY Headquarters in order to take the Non-Fire CBT.  It is also recommended that a copy of the completed T-89 Designation Letter (for each candidate) be kept at the Fire Command Center.

On the day of the examination, all applicants must:

  • Present two (2) forms of identification, at least one (1) identification must be government issued photo ID, such as state-issued drivers’ license or non-drivers license or a passport.
  • Submit the original FLSD school diplomas (valid for 9 months)
  • Complete the following two (2) forms:
    — Fire and Life Safety Director – Application Form
    — Certificate of Fitness – General Application Form (A-20)
  • Be processed and photographed prior to taking exam
  • Pay $25 testing fee by credit card (no debit), cash, money order or personal check (payable to New York City Fire Department). (Note: Each candidate will need a separate check).
  • Have at least three (3) years’ of full-time work experience in one or more of the following fields (in any combination thereof), OR 18 months’ full-time work experience in one or more of the following fields (in any combination thereof) that includes at least six (6) months of continuous employment at one work location:

    (A) Firefighting or other public safety emergency response employment;

    (B) Any fire safety-related employment, including code enforcement, fire safety inspection, fire prevention or emergency preparedness;

    (C) The design, installation, operation or maintenance of building fire protection, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, or air conditioning systems, or other building system regulated by the construction codes; or

    (D) Equivalent experience acceptable to the FDNY.  Present proof by having employer or previous employer(s) submit a notarized affidavit confirming qualifying experience to the FDNY.

Note: When a candidate successfully passes the Computer Based Test(s) and a Certificate of Completion has been received, please advise your Croker Service Representative or click here to have Croker submit your FDNY Onsite Exam request.  Applicants will be given two (2) opportunities to take and pass the CBT before having to retake the applicable FLSD course.

 

FDNY Headquarters – Directions

FDNY Headquarters
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Note: Closed on Public Holidays

Take the to Jay Street-MetroTech
Note: Train Station is ADA Accessible with features to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
(NYC Subway Map)

Enter through the Flatbush Avenue entrance (between Myrtle Avenue and Tech Place)

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FDNY Onsite Exam

Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) Candidates

Croker can schedule FLSD onsite examinations on behalf of our clients.

Candidates must successfully complete both the Fire CBT and Non-Fire CBT prior to scheduling the FLSD onsite exam.  Upon passing the Non-Fire CBT, candidate will receive a Certification of Completion from the FDNY.  Candidate then has one (1) year to successfully complete the FLSD onsite exam.  It is highly recommended to take Croker’s Onsite Exam Prep Course  prior to scheduling the FLSD Onsite Exam.

  • To register for an upcoming FLSD Onsite Exam Prep Course, click here.
  • To have Croker submit your FLSD Onsite Exam request, click here.

 

The following information is FDNY required for scheduling for each candidate:

  1. Full legal name as appears on Social Security card (include nickname if they have one)
  2. Social Security Number (Last 4 Digits)
  3. Copy of FDNY Issued Z-89 Certificate of Completion (Red and White Diploma) –OR– F-89/T-89 Certificate of Fitness (From Another Building)
  4. Preferred Onsite (Weekday / Weeknight / Weekend)
    • Weekday (Monday-Thursday) (FDNY arrival between 10AM-12PM)
    • Weeknight* (Monday-Thursday) (FDNY arrival between 4PM-5PM)
    • Weekend* (Saturday) (FDNY arrival between 8AM-10AM)

* Weeknight and weekend exams cost an additional FDNY (after-hours) fee.  Also, a second staff member shall be present in the building to answer calls from the Fire Command Center (This individual does not need to be certified, however should have sufficient knowledge of the building).

Note: To cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, 72 hours advance notice is required by the FDNY.

 

Be advised:

  • FLSD onsite exam runs approximately 4 hours (including a FDNY mandatory 30 minute break)
  • Results can take 4-6 weeks to be received. If results are not received after six (6) weeks, please contact Croker so we can inquire on your behalf.
  • Applicants will be given two (2) opportunities to take and pass the onsite exam before having to retake the applicable Computer-Based Tests (CBT).  However, applications for a second onsite exam must be filed within the 1 year valid period of the school Certificate of Completion. There is a 30-day waiting period between the first and second onsite exams.
  • Applicants are allowed to be certified at two (2) locations at one time without special restrictions.

Note: When a candidate passes the onsite exam, please advise your Croker Service Representative and/or the Croker office so that the building’s plan documents can be updated.

 

Suitable Testing Environment

The building shall arrange a suitable environment for the FDNY inspector to administer the exam. A suitable testing environment includes (but is not limited to):

  • Adequate room lighting;
  • Adequate ventilation;
  • Comfortable seating and clean work surfaces for the candidate to take notes and answer the questions;
  • Minimum noise and no distractions during testing.

Certification Courses

If you would like Croker to provide your team with a private class or instruct them in a particular area in order to obtain an FDNY Certificate of Fitness not listed, please contact our office for more information.

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