E-18 Pyrotechnic Special Effect

Certificate Description

A Certificate of Fitness is required for the use and discharge of fireworks – Pyrotechnist Class A. 

This Certificate of Fitness is valid only for the person who applied for it 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 an oral exam to get an E-18 Certificate of Fitness. 
All applicants should review the Notice of Exam.

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

Apply in Person

  1. Applicants who need to take the oral exam must make an appointment with the Explosive Unit at 718-999-1595 prior to arriving at:

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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