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


Before you submit your application

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    This Certificate of Fitness can only be obtained by passing a written exam. All applicants should review the Notice of Exam and Study Materials.
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      Applicants who need to take the exam must apply in person and bring the following documents: More info
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      Applicants who are currently employed in a shelter must also submit an F-80 Verification Letter and an F-80 Application completed by their employer, shelter director or the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Both documents must be on official letterhead and must be notarized. The samples of two documents are provided in the F-80 Notice of Exam and Study Materials.
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      • Ready to Apply?

        Steps to apply in person:

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        Applicants are required to schedule an appointment to take this exam.
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          Applicants must arrive at the Public Certification Unit ready to submit their application form and supporting documents, pay the application fee and take the exam.

            NYC Fire Department (FDNY)

            Public Certification Unit

            9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor

            Brooklyn NY 11201
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            Submit your completed application form and supporting documents.
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              Pay the $25 application fee by one of the following methods: More info
                • Cash
                • Credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa)
                • Debit card (MasterCard or Visa)
                • Personal or company check (made payable to the New York City Fire Department)
                • Money order (made payable to the New York City Fire Department)
                A convenience fee of 2% will be applied to all credit card payments. The application fee is non-refundable. City employees may request a fee exemption if they submit a copy of their employee ID and a letter from their city agency on official letterhead to confirm that they are a current employee and that the Certificate of Fitness will be used as part of their work-related responsibilities.
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              Take the exam.
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                If you pass the exam, your Certificate of Fitness will be issued immediately. If you fail the exam, you will need to submit a new application, pay the application fee again and retake the exam.