E-20 Pyrotechnic Fireworks 


A Certificate of Fitness is required to use and discharge of fireworks.  Only FDNY registered contractors are allowed to conduct permitted displays within NYC. As an employee of the contractor, this certificate will allow you to transport, store, handle and use Fireworks shells classed (1.3) and Illuminations classed (1.4).

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-20 Certificate of Fitness. 
All applicants should review the Notice of Exam and Study Materials.

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 exam must make an appointment with the Explosive Unit at 718-999-1595

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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