Certificate of Fitness for Operator of Central Station Signaling Systems (F-40)

New Application Fees: $25 HOW TO APPLY
Application Reviewed Within: 1-2 Days AFTER YOU APPLY
Renewal Fees: $15 OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle: 3 Years OPERATING & RENEWING


Fire Department City
Individuals working in central stations reporting fires occurring within the five boroughs of New York City must hold a Certificate of Fitness for Operator of Central Station Signaling Systems (F-40).

Central stations are operated by firms that furnish, maintain and supervise alarm signal monitoring services. Firms that have been issued a valid certificate of operation receive signals from alarms and relay the information to the appropriate services, such as fire alarm signals to the NYC Fire Department (FDNY). Central stations serve businesses or properties that subscribe to alarm monitoring services.

This Certificate of Fitness is valid only at a specific location and for the specific person to whom it is issued.
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For more information, please contact:

NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
Public Certification Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 999-1988

Open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Closed on public holidays.

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Certificate of Fitness
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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