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Certification Courses

The ability to see beyond the immediate, during times of crisis and to react accordingly distinguishes the effective Fire and Life Safety Director from the truly outstanding one.

NOTE: As of August 1, 2018, Croker Fire Drill Corporation / Croker Fire & Life Safety Institute (“Croker”) has acquired the business of REMS Training, Inc. (“REMS”).  This acquisition combines two companies with already aligned missions and visions to the benefit of their customers.  This endeavor will provide increased deliverables with superior bandwidth for services and administrative support.

Croker, a leader in fire and life safety since 1911, boasts instructors of the highest caliber offering comprehensive knowledge combined with extensive experience and expertise in all phases of fire, disaster and emergency action procedures. With unique and diversified backgrounds, our instructors and in-depth course manuals will offer all students a broad scope and expansive awareness.

Upon completion of the course(s), students will receive an official Certificate of Completion from the school while gaining the confidence and strength of comprehension to be better prepared to handle fire and non-fire related emergencies. For office buildings and hotels within the five boroughs of New York City, these FDNY accredited courses will enable you to proceed in obtaining FDNY issued Certificates of Fitness. Remember, to obtain a Certificate of Fitness, these courses are mandatory in New York City.

REGISTER ON-LINE for our next class or PRINT a Registration Application

— REGISTRATION APPLICATION (Fire and Life Safety Director) (F-89) (Includes Fire, Non-Fire/EAP and ASMEP Classes)
— REGISTRATION APPLICATION (Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness) (ASMEP)
— REGISTRATION APPLICATION (Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters) (F-80)
— REGISTRATION APPLICATION (Building Operations, Maintenance and Recordkeeping) (BOMR) (Z-51)
REGISTRATION APPLICATION (New York State Security Guard Training)

The registration application should be completed and faxed to 631-277-2117 or return via mail to:

Croker Fire & Life Safety Institute
235 Brooksite Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788 

Please be advised payment is required at time of registration. Confirmation letters will be sent to all registrants.


LOCATION: 

For location information and directions: CLICK HERE

Most courses are held at:

Pace University Conference Center
157 William Street • New York, NY 10038
(Located a short walking distance from City Hall)

F-80 courses are held at either:

Pace University Conference Center
157 William Street • New York, NY 10038
(Located a short walking distance from City Hall)

Bowery Mission Harlem Center
315 East 115 Street • New York, NY 10029
(Located between First Avenue & Second Avenue)
(All classes are located on the 3rd Floor)

Note: Upon registration, please note location of your course

FDNY Certification Courses

Croker Fire & Life Safety Institute’s classes are accredited by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).  

For detailed information on course offerings, please click on the below links:

 


New York State Security Guard Training Courses

Croker Fire & Life Safety Institute’s classes are accredited by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).

For detailed information on course offerings, please click on the below links:

Note: Section 89-G of Article 7A requires all persons engaged in security guard activities be registered with the New York Department of State (DOS), and complete all training (unless exempt) at schools approved by the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).

KNOWLEDGEABLE.  EXPERIENCED.  PROFESSIONALS.

 

Please check back frequently as additional classes will be added throughout the year.
For additional details, select the course title below for a drop-down box to appear.

Dec
15
Sat
2018
NY State Security Guard – 8 Hour Annual Course (12/15/2018) $45
Dec 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Dates:

12/15/2018   8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Click Here to Register Now!


Note
: NY State law requires security guards to complete two annuals during their registration period
.

Dec
17
Mon
2018
Coordinator of Fire Safety & Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters Course (F-80) (December 2018) $140
This F-80 class will be held at Pace University Conference Center at 157 William Street NYC
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Dates:

12/17/2019  9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
12/19/2019  9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Important: This F-80 class will be held at Pace University Conference Center at 157 William Street New York, NY 10038

Click Here to Register Now!

Note: All homeless shelters (with an Interior Fire Alarm System) require an individual holding a Certificate of Fitness for Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters (F-80).

Jan
8
Tue
2019
Fire and Life Safety Director Course (F-89) (Begins 1/8/2019) – Concludes in Three Weeks $520
Bundled/Discounted Course – Includes Fire, Non-Fire/EAP, Active Shooter and Medical Emergencies
New Location: Pace University Conference Center at 157 William Street NYC
Jan 8 @ 8:30 am

Note: See below for class conclusion times.

Dates:

Class 1 —  1/8/2019 (Tuesday) — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Class 2 —  1/10/2019 (Thursday) — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies

Class 3 —  1/14/2019 (Monday) — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies
Class 4 —  1/17/2019 (Thursday) — 5 Hours (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)  / Fire Emergencies

Class 5 —  1/22/2019 (Tuesday) — 7 Hours (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)  / Non-Fire Emergencies (EAP)
Class 6 —  1/24/2019 (Thursday) — 4 Hours (8:30 AM – 12:30 PM)  / Active Shooter and Medical Emergencies

Click Here to Register Now!

This combined course is for new Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) candidates who have yet to begin their FDNY certification (F-89).  This comprehensive course encompasses 31 hours of instruction, including fire emergencies (20 hours), non-fire/EAP emergencies (7 hours) as well as Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness training (4 hours).

Important: Candidates must attend all six (6) classes.

Click Here regarding Fire and Life Safety Director Qualifications – Please Read (As per FDNY)
— These qualifications are from the FDNY.  Any questions about your qualifications, please contact the FDNY directly at pubcert@fdny.nyc.gov or 718-999-1988.

Fire Emergencies Course (1/8/2019) $250
New Location: Pace University Conference Center at 157 William Street NYC
Jan 8 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Dates:

Week 1 —  1/8/2019 (Tuesday) and 1/10/2019 (Thursday)
Week 2 —  1/14/2019 (Monday) and 1/17/2019 (Thursday)

Click Here to Register Now!

This course is the first phase for new Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) candidates who have yet to begin their FDNY certification (F-89).  Candidates who take this course must also complete (or have recently completed) the courses for non-fire/EAP emergencies (7 hours) as well as Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness training (4 hours). 

Note: As of 2/1/2018, all 31 hours of course instruction must be successfully completed prior to a candidate taking their FDNY Computer Based Tests (CBT).

Important: Candidates must attend all four (4) classes.

Click Here regarding Fire and Life Safety Director Qualifications – Please Read (As per FDNY)
— These qualifications are from the FDNY.  Any questions about your qualifications, please contact the FDNY directly at pubcert@fdny.nyc.gov or 718-999-1988.

Coordinator of Fire Safety & Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters Course (F-80) (January 2019) $140
This F-80 class will be held at the Bowery Mission at 315 East 115 Street, 3rd Floor NYC
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Dates:

1/8/2019  9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
1/10/2019  9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Important: This F-80 class will be held at the Bowery Mission located at 315 East 115 Street, (3rd Floor Classroom) New York, NY 10029

Click Here to Register Now!

Note: All homeless shelters (with an Interior Fire Alarm System) require an individual holding a Certificate of Fitness for Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters (F-80).

Jan
22
Tue
2019
Non-Fire / EAP Course (1/22/19) $170
New Location: Pace University Conference Center at 157 William Street NYC
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Dates:

1/22/2019  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Total 7 hours

Click Here to Register Now!

Important: New 4-hour “Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness (ASMEP) Training Course” is FDNY REQUIRED.  As per the FDNY, candidates who successfully completed the Non-Fire/EAP Course WILL NOT be permitted to take their Non-Fire/EAP Computer Based Test (CBT) at FDNY Headquarters without showing proof of successfully completing the ASMEP Course.

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness Training Course (1/24/2019) $135
New Location: Pace University Conference Center at 157 William Street NYC
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dates:

1/24/2019  8:30 AM – 12:30 PM   (This is a one day, four-hour course)

Click Here to Register Now!


Effective December 1, 2016, this course is required for ALL existing certified Fire Safety Directors (F-25 or F-58), EAP Directors (F-59) and new FSD candidates in order to renew/obtain their Certificates of Fitness.

Apr
9
Tue
2019
Coordinator of Fire Safety & Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters Course (F-80) (April 2019) $140
This F-80 class will be held at the Bowery Mission at 315 East 115 Street, 3rd Floor NYC
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Dates:

4/9/2019  9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
4/11/2019  9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Important: This F-80 class will be held at the Bowery Mission located at 315 East 115 Street, (3rd Floor Classroom) New York, NY 10029

Click Here to Register Now!

Note: All homeless shelters (with an Interior Fire Alarm System) require an individual holding a Certificate of Fitness for Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters (F-80).

Jul
9
Tue
2019
Coordinator of Fire Safety & Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters Course (F-80) (July 2019) $140
This F-80 class will be held at the Bowery Mission at 315 East 115 Street, 3rd Floor NYC
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Dates:

7/9/2019  9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
7/11/2019  9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Important: This F-80 class will be held at the Bowery Mission located at 315 East 115 Street, (3rd Floor Classroom) New York, NY 10029

Click Here to Register Now!

Note: All homeless shelters (with an Interior Fire Alarm System) require an individual holding a Certificate of Fitness for Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters (F-80).

 

Please be advised payment is required at time of registration.  A $30.00 service fee will be charged for all returned checks.

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the scheduled course date will be subject to a 20% administrative charge. Registrants who do not cancel or attend forfeit the entire fee. The fee may not be applied to the next scheduled class. Course substitutions are permitted prior to the first day of class.

Fire and Life Safety Director (F-89)

Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters (F-80)

Building Operation, Maintenance and Recordkeeping Course (BOMR) (Z-51)

 

As a courtesy, Croker Fire & Life Safety Institute offers the below interactive study material (multiple choice quizzes and flashcards) to enhance the knowledge of current and future Fire and Life Safety Directors (FLSD). – These interactive quizzes and flashcards are functional within commonly used web browsers.  Individuals using “Internet Explorer” are encouraged to use a different web browser for optimal presentation.  Interactive quizzes will be added throughout 2018.

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Disclaimer: This study material is provided for general guidance only.  It does not constitute legal advice nor should it be relied upon to satisfy federal, state or local laws, regulations or other legal or technical requirements.

FDNY Computer Based Test (CBT)

Below is the link to schedule the CBT exams at FDNY Headquarters (9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY). The Fire Department requires the candidate to create a “user log-in” when scheduling this exam, so Croker is unable to schedule this test for candidates.

 

To schedule an exam, click here.

  • Computer Based Tests for Fire and Life Safety Director will NOT be administered to individuals unless an appointment is made.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the check box: “I have read, reviewed and thoroughly understand the NOE of the examination for which I am ready to schedule an appointment. I agree that I possess the qualifications to take the COF exam and am ready to schedule the appointment.”
  • Once checked, a pop up window will bring you to a calendar to schedule an appointment now.

Note: To cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, 24 hours advance notice is required by the FDNY.

 

Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) Candidates

  • Fire Emergencies Computer Based Test (Fire CBT) – Candidates must successfully complete all 31 hours of FLSD course instruction including Fire Emergencies (20 hours), Non-Fire/EAP Emergencies (7 hours) and Active Shooter/Medical Emergencies (4 hours) prior to taking the Fire CBT.  Upon successful completion of all 31 hours of FLSD course instruction, candidates have nine (9) months to successfully complete the Fire CBT.
  • Non-Fire Emergencies Computer Based Test (Non-Fire CBT) – Candidates must successfully complete the Fire CBT prior to taking the Non-Fire CBT.  Upon passing the Fire CBT, candidates have nine (9) months to successfully complete the Non-Fire CBT.

    — Note: Any occupancy requiring a Fire Safety Director though not requiring a Comprehensive Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plan (such as Hotels / Motels):  Building management/ownership shall complete (on company letterhead) a T-89 Designation Letter for each candidate.  Candidate must bring the completed letter to FDNY Headquarters in order to take the Non-Fire CBT.  It is also recommended that a copy of the completed T-89 Designation Letter (for each candidate) be kept at the Fire Command Center.– Note: Existing Fire Safety Directors (F-25 / F-58 / F-85) are required to take the Non-Fire CBT within nine (9) months of school completion or before March 1, 2019 (whichever is sooner).

 

On the day of the examination, all applicants must:

  • Present 2 forms of identification, at least one identification must be government issued photo ID, such as state-issued drivers’ license or non-drivers license or a passport.
  • Submit the original FLSD school diplomas (valid for 9 months)
  • Complete the following 2 forms:
    — Fire and Life Safety Director – Application Form
    — Certificate of Fitness – General Application Form (A-20)
  • Be processed and photographed prior to taking exam
  • Pay $25 testing fee by credit card (no debit), cash, money order or personal check (payable to New York City Fire Department). (Note: Each candidate will need a separate check).
  • Have at least three (3) years’ of full-time work experience in one or more of the following fields (in any combination thereof), OR 18 months’ full-time work experience in one or more of the following fields (in any combination thereof) that includes at least six (6) months of continuous employment at one work location:

    (A) Firefighting or other public safety emergency response employment;

    (B) Any fire safety-related employment, including code enforcement, fire safety inspection, fire prevention or emergency preparedness;

    (C) The design, installation, operation or maintenance of building fire protection, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, or air conditioning systems, or other building system regulated by the construction codes; or

    (D) Equivalent experience acceptable to the FDNY.  Present proof by having employer or previous employer(s) submit a notarized affidavit confirming qualifying experience to the FDNY.

Note: When a candidate passes the Computer Based Test, please advise your Croker Service Representative and/or the Croker office (onsites@crokerfiredrill.com) so that we can schedule an FDNY onsite exam.  Applicants will be given two (2) opportunities to take and pass the CBT before having to retake the applicable FLSD course.

 

FDNY Headquarters – Directions

FDNY Headquarters
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Note: Closed on Public Holidays

Take the “A” or “F” train to Jay Street (Back of Train) -or-
Take the “R” train to Lawrence Street
(NYC Subway Map)

Enter through the Flatbush Avenue entrance (between Myrtle Avenue and Tech Place)

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Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) Candidates

  • Candidates must successfully complete both the Fire CBT and Non-Fire CBT prior to scheduling the FLSD onsite exam.  Upon passing the Non-Fire CBT, candidate will receive a Certification of Completion from the FDNY.  Candidate then has one (1) year to successfully complete the FLSD onsite exam.
  • For existing Fire Safety Directors (F-85), upon passing the Non-Fire CBT, candidate will receive a Certificate of Completion from the FDNY.  Candidate then has to successfully complete the FDNY onsite exam within one (1) year or before March 1, 2020 (whichever is sooner).

 

FDNY Onsite Exam

Upon successful completion of the Computer Based Tests (CBT), Croker can schedule FLSD onsite examinations on behalf of our clients. The following information is FDNY required for scheduling for each candidate:

  1. Full legal name as appears on Social Security card (include nickname if they have one)
  2. Social Security Number
  3. Preferred Onsite (Weekday / Weeknight / Weekend)
    • Weekday (Monday-Thursday, between 10AM-12PM)
    • Weeknight* (Monday-Thursday, between 4PM-5PM)
    • Weekend* (Saturday, between 8AM-10AM)

* Weeknight and weekend exams cost an additional FDNY (after-hours) fee.  Also, a second staff member shall be present in the building to answer calls from the Fire Command Center (This individual does not need to be certified, however should have sufficient knowledge of the building).

Note: To cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, 72 hours advance notice is required by the FDNY.

 

Be advised:

  • Only two (2) candidates can be scheduled per day during weekdays (normal business hours) and on weekends (Saturdays).  Only one (1) candidate can be scheduled per day during weeknights (evening hours).
  • FLSD onsite exam runs approximately 4 hours (including a FDNY mandatory 30 minute break)
  • Results can take 4-6 weeks to be received. If results are not received after six (6) weeks, please contact Croker so we can inquire on your behalf.
  • Applicants will be given two (2) opportunities to take and pass the onsite exam before having to retake the applicable Computer-Based Tests (CBT).  However, applications for a second onsite exam must be filed within the 1 year valid period of the school Certificate of Completion. There is a 30-day waiting period between the first and second onsite exams.
  • Applicants are allowed to be certified at two (2) locations at one time without special restrictions.

Note: When a candidate passes the onsite exam, please advise your Croker Service Representative and/or the Croker office so that the building’s plan documents can be updated.

 

Suitable Testing Environment

The building shall arrange a suitable environment for the FDNY inspector to administer the exam. A suitable testing environment includes (but is not limited to):

  • Adequate room lighting;
  • Adequate ventilation;
  • Comfortable seating and clean work surfaces for the candidate to take notes and answer the questions;
  • Minimum noise and no distractions during testing.

Certification Courses

If you would like Croker to provide your team with a private class or instruct them in a particular area in order to obtain an FDNY Certificate of Fitness not listed, please contact our office for more information.

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