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Certificate of Fitness for Fire Life and Safety Director (F89/T89)

Operating & Renewing

Operating Requirements

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    The New York City Fire Code changes frequently. All Certificate of Fitness holders must read and be familiar with the latest Study Materials.
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      This certificate must be renewed every three years. More info

        The NYC Fire Department (FDNY) will send a Renewal Notice 90 days before the expiration date. This letter includes the certificate number, the expiration date, and the amount of the renewal fee. It is the certificate holder’s responsibility to renew the certificate within 364 days of the expiration date. Certificates that are more than one year past their expiration date will not be renewed and a new application will need to be submitted. FDNY reserves the right to require applicants to take a re-examination upon submission of renewal applications. No certificate will be renewed without the required certification form or a retake of the examination.
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      To change your mailing address, submit the following in person or by mail to the NYC Fire Department (FDNY), Cashier’s Unit, 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201: More info
        • A letter requesting the change of mailing address.
        • A copy of your certificate with the old address.
        • A personal check or money order in the amount of $5.00 made payable to the "Fire Department City of New York."
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      To change your work location, the authorized personnel must schedule an appointment for an On-Site Exam. This person will need your full name, social security number and the building must have an accepted Comprehensive (Combined) Fire Safety/ Emergency Action Plan (EAP) on file with the Department to submit the request.