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Certificate of Fitness / Requirements - Original Applicant
  1. You must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. You must have a reasonable understanding of English.
  3. You must bring a letter of recommendation from your present or future employer

    Adobe Acrobat DocumentClick here for sample designation Letter (Z-59)
    (PDF format - 10 KB)

    Adobe Acrobat DocumentClick here for sample of Recommendation Letter for Employees
    (PDF format - 165 KB)

    Adobe Acrobat DocumentClick here for Self Employment Letter
    (PDF format - 7 KB)

    Adobe Acrobat DocumentClick here for AIP Applicant Affirmation Form
    (PDF format - 382 KB)

    The letter must be on your present or future employer's letterhead and must contain the following information:
  • Full name of applicant.
  • Applicant's experience for the Certificate of Fitness that he/she is applying for.
  • Address of the building where certificate is to be used (if premise related).
  • Information relative to habits, character and physical condition of applicant.

If self-employed; bring in a notarized written statement containing the information in letters "a" through "d" above.

  • In limited cases, original tests are permitted without letters of recommendation and is only intended for job seeking purposes. However, a letter from an employer will be required before any certificate is issued. Call (718) 999-1986 for specific information.
  • If applying for a standpipe or sprinkler system certificate for a specific location, you must bring in a sketch or plan of the system for which the certificate will apply.
  • If applying for certificate for blaster, you must bring in evidence of experience in handling high explosives.
  • For further information call (718) 999-1988.
  • You must provide 2 pieces of identification bearing a photograph issued from a governmental agency – Driver’s License, Passport or other acceptable proof.


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