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Certificate of Fitness to Supervise the Storage and Handling of Chemicals in NYC K-12 School Laboratories (D-15)

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Before you submit your application

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    To obtain this Certificate of Fitness, applicants must be a NY State Permanent Certification as a Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics (7-12) Teacher or a NY State General Science (7-12) Teacher Extension Certification or a New York City Department of Education Certification as a laboratory specialist and have meet the special requirements. All applicants should review the Study Materials.
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    Qualified applicants should review the D-15 ALTERNATIVE ISSUANCE PROCEDURE INFORMATION (PDF). Applicants must apply online and provide the following information: More info
       
      • Your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, gender, social security number, date of birth, weight, height, and work location.
      • A completed D-15 APPLICANT AFFIRMATION FORM (PDF). Individual applicants must have this form notarized.
      • A NY State Permanent Certification as a Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics (7-12) Teacher OR a NY State General Science 7-12 Teacher Extension Certification OR a New York City Department of Education Certification as a laboratory specialist.
      • A certificate or letter on the Department of Education’s official letter head stating that the applicant has obtained the DOE Science Safety training.
      • A recent ID photo (2x2 color head shot) in JPG or JPEG format.
      • A copy of your employee ID.
  • Ready to Apply?

    Steps to apply online:

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    Gather electronic copies of your supporting documents.
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    To request a fee exemption, upload a copy of your employee ID and a letter from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) on official letterhead to confirm that you are a current employee and that you will use the Certificate of Fitness as part of your work-related responsibilities.
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    To submit an application, click on the Apply Online button. If you are an individual, you can only submit your own application. If you are submitting an application on behalf of a science teacher, you must be authorized by the NYC Department of Education (DOE) to act as a Designated Coordinator and be approved by FDNY. To request approval, email pubcert@fdny.nyc.gov.
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