E-16 Explosive Handler


A Certificate of Fitness is required for drivers of the trucks used to deliver explosives to the blast site. Explosives handlers are responsible for the safe transport and handling of explosive materials and record keeping pertaining to pick-ups and deliveries.

This Certificate of Fitness is valid only for the specific person to whom it is issued and can be used anywhere within New York City.

  • New Application Fees: $25
  • Renewal Fees: $5
  • Fingerprinting: $89.75
  • Application Reviewed Within: 1-2 Days
  • Renewal Cycle: 1 Year

Before You Submit Your Application

You must pass a written exam to get an E-16 Certificate of Fitness.
All applicants should review the Notice of Exam and Study Materials.

Applicants who need to take the exam musgt apply in person and bring the following documents.

Apply in Person

  1. Applicants who need to take the exam must make an appointment with the Explosive

For More Information

NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
Public Certification Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 999-1988
Email: pubcert@fdny.nyc.gov or call 311

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