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Introduction / Course Description:

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.

Features of this course includes (but is not limited to):

  • Role and Responsibilities
  • Daily Operations
  • Inspections and Walkthroughs
  • Plans, Forms, Checklists and Logs
  • Signage Requirements
  • Reference Materials


Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicant must have a reasonable understanding of the English language.
  • Applicant must provide two (2) forms of identification; at least one (1) form of identification must be government issued photo identification, such as a State-issued Drivers’ License or Non Driver’s License or passport.
  • Applicant must present a letter of recommendation from his/her employer.  The letter must be on official letterhead, and must state the applicants full name, experience and the address where the applicant will work. If the applicant is self-employed or the owner of the company, they must submit a notarized letter attesting to their qualifications.


Special Requirements for the S-56 Certificate of Fitness:

Applicants shall hold or possess ONE of the following Certifications or experience:

  • A Site Safety Manager or Site Safety Coordinator Certificate issued by the Department of Buildings
  • At least three (3) years of full-time experience within the past six (6) years prior to the date of the application:
    — Working for a governmental agency or a construction, design or consulting firm;
    — At construction sites upon which “major buildings” (as that term is defined in BC3310.2) are being constructed; and
    — With responsibility for construction site safety and/or supervision of construction
  • At least eight (8) years of full-time experience within the past twelve (12) years prior to the date of the application working for a governmental agency with responsibility for conducting and/or supervising fire code or fire safety inspections or enforcement
  • At least ten (10) years of full-time experience within the past fifteen (15) years prior to the date of the application working as a firefighter or fire officer in a paid fire department.


FDNY / Third-Party Fees

  • On the day of the exam at the FDNY, each applicant is required to pay a $25.00 fee to the New York City Fire Department.



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