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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).

New COF Applicant Requirements 

Please find 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
  3. A recent photo (2x2 head shot). This can be taken at CCNY's Sign Shop located at Marshak Room 1227, opened 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday
  4. Color Copy of your diploma/ transcript of your degree showing degree conferred
  5. Recommendation letter (template included in documents to the right) from 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 C-14 certification before expiration date. If one year has elapsed since the expiration date shown on the certification, please follow instructions in the previous section for applying for a new Certificate of Fitness.

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

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

 

All paperwork should be dropped off at EHOS Office or emailed for processing. If there are any question regarding your application, please call (212-650-5080) or email (EHOS@ccny.cuny.edu).

 

Additional Resources 

Contact Information: 

Karlas Christopher
Designated Coordinator  
1617 Amsterdam Ave, CG 04
New York, New York 10031
P: 212-650-6445 /5080
F: 212-650-6874
kchristopher@ccny.cuny.edu