The S-56 Certificate of Fitness is required where a Site Safety Manager or Site Safety
Coordinator is required by the Building Code for a construction site. The Construction Site Fire Safety Manager (CSFSM) shall conduct an inspection of the construction site and all fire safety measures on at least a daily basis, and maintain a record when construction, demolition and alteration work is being conducted.
This Certificate of Fitness is valid only at a specific location and for the specific person to whom it is issued.
Renewal Cycle: 3 Years
You must pass a written exam to get a S-56 Certificate of Fitness. All applicants should review the Notice of Exam and Study Materials.
Two forms of identification, at least one must be government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or a passport.
Appointments are required for the S-56 COF exam. You must complete a Certificate of Fitness (COF) application (PDF), upload all required documents and pay online for the S-56 COF exam before scheduling an appointment. Without showing an online COF application ID, you cannot take the exam, and you will have to reschedule. Please use the Online Appointment Scheduler to make an appointment.
For questions, call 311 and ask for the FDNY Customer Service Center or send an email to FDNY.BusinessSupport@fdny.nyc.gov