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Filing Representative Training

The Department requires Class 1 Filing Representatives and Class 2 Code and Zoning Representatives who are conducting business with the department to complete 16 and 36 hour training courses, respectively, as a prerequisite to renewing their registration.

All training will be conducted at the Brooklyn Borough Office located at:

210 Joralemon Street
7th Floor, Room 701
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Filing Representatives, with current, Active registrations with the Department, will receive an initial email with an invitation, to their email address on file, to login to the Department's online course scheduling tool to schedule training courses.

Any Filing Representatives who did not receive the invitation should access the course scheduling tool and complete the new user form before scheduling for a training course.

Please click below to access additional information and resources:

For more information email us at: FilingRepTraining@buildings.nyc.gov


Current Course Schedule

The following courses are currently being offered.

Courses beginning with the number ‘1’ fulfill training requirements for both Class 1 and Class 2 representatives, while courses beginning with the number ‘2’ are only applicable for Class 2 representatives.

Course 101 (Download Course Materials)

  • Process of Initial Filing to CO Overview
  • Types – Alt-1, 2 and 3, Signs, BPP, Sprinkler
  • Certificate of Occupancy Administrative Code-Article 118
  • Construction Permits
  • Electrical Permits
  • Filing Organization and Strategy

Course 102 (Download Course Materials)

  • NYC Development Hub
  • Hub Self-Service
  • Violations – Different Types
  • Demolition

Course 105 (Download Course Materials)

  • Approved Agencies and Technical Reporting
  • Requirements
  • BSCAN
  • Reinstatement Fees: Expired Plans, Permits &
  • Applications
  • Minimum Requirement for Review for Design Drawings
  • PW-6 Requesting inspection Prior to CO
  • Online Construction, Boiler and Electrical
  • Inspection Request Forms
  • Letters of Completion
  • PW-7 Requesting TCO or CO
  • LNO’s – When OK to Submit, Required Info with
  • Submission
  • BIS Overview
  • Waterfront/Small Business Services

Course 201 (Download Course Materials)

  • Overview of 1938, 1968, and 2008 Codes
  • Accessibility
  • Means of Egress
  • Website Navigation for Rules, Codes, and Local Laws

Course 202 (Download Course Materials)

  • Progress Inspection
  • MTA/Transit Authority approval
  • NYS Multiple Dwelling Law
  • How to Read NYC Zoning Maps and Text

Course 205 (Download Course Materials)

  • Places of Assembly
  • Façade
  • Signs
  • Special Enforcement Team
  • Public Challenge Process

Course 206 (Download Course Materials)

  • Housing Preservation and Development Form
  • NYC Loft Board
  • Antennas, Alt-3 Required

Course 207 (Download Course Materials)

  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Requirements
  • NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
  • Sprinkler and Standpipe
  • Ansul Type Systems on Kitchen Hoods
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Protection and 2008 Code

Upcoming Course Schedule

Course 205 (Download Course Materials)

  • Places of Assembly
  • Façade
  • Signs
  • Special Enforcement Team
  • Public Challenge Process

Course 206 (Download Course Materials)

  • Housing Preservation and Development Form
  • NYC Loft Board
  • Antennas, Alt-3 Required

Course 207 (Download Course Materials)

  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Requirements
  • NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
  • Sprinkler and Standpipe
  • Ansul Type Systems on Kitchen Hoods
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Protection and 2008 Code

Prior Course Offerings

Course 103 (Download Course Materials)

  • PW-1B-Plumbling Schedule
  • PW-1 Form Required; Online User Guide, e-Filing
  • ST-1 Street Trees
  • PD-1 (PLOT PLAN) (Show Good and Bad Examples)
  • PW-1A (Schedule A) – New CO Required
  • PER11 Appointments and AO1 form
  • PW-4 Equipment Use Permit (Certificate of Compliance)
  • PW-1C Combustion Equipment – Boilers Discussion
  • 2011 New York City Energy Conservation Code
  • Permits
  • Home Improvement Contractors
  • Builders Pavement Plan
  • Limited Alteration Application and Permits Renewals

Course 104 (Download Course Materials)

  • Asbestos Forms & Compliance
  • Coordination with DEP - SCR (SD-1 and 2 forms)
  • Licensing
  • Civil Penalties for Work Without a Permit Violations
  • Padlock Enforcement
  • Unsafe Buildings Unit
  • Emergency Declarations

Course 203 (Download Course Materials)

  • Easements and Restrictive Declaration
  • Flood Zones
  • Resolution of Objections
  • PENS Appointments
  • Enforcement and Monitoring appointments
  • Cost Validation
  • Other available Ways to Get Information
  • Tax Abatement – Solar Panel and Green Roof Installations
  • CCD1/ZRD1 Forms for Reconsiderations

Course 204 (Download Course Materials)

  • Cranes and Derricks
  • Elevators 

Upcoming Course Schedule


Current Course Schedule

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