F-61 Supervision of Hookah Establishments


The use of non-tobacco hookah must be supervised by a person holding a F-61 Certificate of Fitness for the following activities:

  • safe storage of charcoal
  • ensuring noncombustible surfaces in the charcoal preparation area and in the smoking area
  • safe handling of lighted charcoal and the disposal of spent charcoal and other combustible waste

This Certificate of Fitness is valid only at a specific location and for the specific person to whom it is issued.

  • New Application Fees: $25
  • Renewal Fees: $15
  • Application Reviewed Within: 1-2 Days
  • Renewal Cycle: 3 Years

Before You Submit Your Application

You must pass a written exam to get an F-61 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

Applicants who need to take the exam must apply in person at:

9 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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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