Become a Course Provider


The Department of Buildings adopted the amendments to Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York, regarding course requirements for construction trades on February 28, 2015.

On October 16, 2017, Local Law 196 of 2017 (LL196) went into effect, requiring many construction workers to complete site safety training courses and to carry site safety identification cards as proof of completion of the training.

Local Law 219 of 2019 went into effect on December 15, 2019, to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York and the New York City Building Code, in relation to clarifying the requirements for site safety training providers and persons required to obtain site safety training.

To help foster integrity in the construction industry, the Department of Buildings has issued this Code of Conduct that was created specifically for industry professionals and others who conduct business with the Department. Use this as a guide when conducting business with Department employees.

Course Provider Application Process

The course provider applicant must submit either Option 1 or Option 2:

Option 1


Submit a completed and notarized Course Provider Application

  • Complete the Course Provider Application
  • Print and notarize the completed Course Provider Application
  • Scan & save the notarized Course Provider Application in PDF

Document Submission

Documentation proving your organization is one of the following:

Option 2


  • Submit a completed and notarized Not-For-Profit Course Provider Application
  • Complete the Not-For-Profit Course Provider Application
  • Print and notarize the completed Not-For-Profit Course Provider Application
  • Scan and save the notarized Not-For-Profit Course Provider Application in PDF format

Document Submission

Provide all the following items:

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • IRS Determination Letter
  • A recently signed & submitted IRS Form 990, Form 990-EZ or Form 990-N

Submitting Application (Option 1 or Option 2)

  • Save Application and Document Submissions item(s) above as a PDF file, attach all PDF documents to an email
  • Indicate your company name in the subject line
  • Indicate the following information in the body of your email
  • Contact person and
  • Telephone number
  • Email completed application and supporting documents to

Additional Course Provider Application Information

  • Successfully submitted emails will receive an automatic reply, to indicate your submission email has been received.
  • Department of Buildings officials will review your application and submitted documents.
  • Once approved, applicant will receive an approval letter and will be listed as a Department Approved Course Provider.
  • If your application is incomplete or Department of Buildings officials have questions about your submission, a Department representative will contact you.
  • Course Providers that want to request approval to deliver additional courses must submit an updated Course Provider Application or Not-For-Profit Course Provider Application, following the submission of Option 1 or Option 2 instructions above.
  • The Department of Buildings does not accept in-person application submissions.
  • If you have questions email us at

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