FDNY Certificate of Fitness

Certificate of Fitness C-14 Supervising Non-production Chemical Laboratories 

The City of New York Fire Department requires that all non-production chemical laboratories require an individual holding a Certificate of Fitness for Non-Production Chemical Laboratories (C-14) to be present at all times during operation. The certificate is valid only at a specific location and for the specific person to whom it is issued. 

A non-production chemical laboratory is a building or portion of a building where chemicals or gases are stored, handled or used on a non-production basis for testing, research, experimental, instructional or educational purposes. A lab is considered to be in operation when it is open and a chemical that requires a Certificate of Fitness is being handled or used. All laboratories must be built to specifications set by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB).

Fall 2020 Training Schedule

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2020-10/Fall%202020%20Tra…

New COF Applicant Requirements 

Please find the required forms (on the right) that must be completed to apply for an FDNY Certificate of Fitness. Additional requirements include:

  1. Attend C-14 training and other lab safety training.
  2. Color copy of your CCNY Employee (Faculty/Staff) ID card. If you should need assistance obtaining an employee ID, please follow this link (https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/safety/id-office).
  3. A recent photo (2x2 headshot). The photo must be in PDF and/or JPEG form.
  4. Color copy of your diploma/transcript showing degree conferred.
  5. Recommendation letter (template included in documents to the right) from an advisor or principal investigator. Please note that this is not required if you attained a Master's degree or higher.

Certificate of Fitness Renewal 

It is best advised to renew the C-14 certification before the expiration date. If one year has elapsed since the expiration date shown on the certification, please follow the instructions in the previous section for applying for a new Certificate of Fitness.

The renewal process is fairly simple and only requires four documents: 

Fill out: 

C14 Renewal Form City of New York    

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2020-10/FDNY%20COF%20C14%…  

FDNY C14 Renewal Request Form

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2020-10/FDNY%20COF%20C14%…

Please Provide:

  1. Color copy of your CCNY Employee (Faculty/Staff) ID card
  2. Color copy of your Certificate of Fitness C-14 card

All paperwork should be sent via email to the EHOS Office for processing at ehos@ccny.cuny.edu . If there are any questions regarding your application, please call (212-650-5080) or email ( ehos@ccny.cuny.edu ).

 

Additional Resources 

Certificate of Fitness Renewal Instructions

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2020-10/CERTIFICATE%20OF%…

COF C-14 Application Instructions

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2020-10/C14%20Application…

 

 

C-14 New Application Documents 

Certificate of Fitness Alternative Issuance Procedure - Employee Affirmation Form

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2020-10/FDNY%20COF%20C14%…

EHOS Supervision of Non-Production Chemical Laboratories Alternate Issuance Application

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2020-10/FDNY%20COF%20C14%…

Statement of Application for Certificate of Fitness for The Supervision of Chemical Laboratories 

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2020-10/FDNY%20COF%20C14%…

C-14 Recommendation Letter

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2020-10/Revised%20Recomme…