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That depends on the type of training, how long ago it was, if a replacement was previously issued and other factors. More detailed information can be found on TSCTA’s website under Duplicate Course Completion Materials Request. Please carefully review each of the options to properly select the form you need to complete your request for replacement material(s). If you still have questions, please contact our office for more information.
TSCTA does onsite training for many of their courses. Please review the Onsite Training Request section of our website to complete and submit an onsite training request form. We will contact you within 1-2 business days of receiving your request.
Under most circumstances, TSCTA has a grace period to accommodate late arrivals. We would encourage you to contact the training center for individualized assistance if you anticipate arriving in excess of 15 minutes after the course start time.
It depends on which course you were attending. Each course has its own attendance requirements, which are available in the Completion Requirements section on each course’s webpage: Safety Training Courses.
Your course fee covers all materials for your training but does not include any additional fees payable to the DOB, EPA or otherwise.
Yes you can. You can access TSCTA’s online registration system two ways: Click on the “account log in” tab in the upper right hand corner of TSCTA’s website and follow the prompts OR
Typically, yes, however they change month to month so it is best to contact our offices at 718-389-2103 to receive details of current promotions.
Yes as long as the debit card has a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express logo on the front of it.
Your user name (log in) is the email address you provided TSCTA the last time you registered online. You can request to reset your password online using the log in screen by clicking on the “forgot password” link or by contacting TSCTA’s office to verbally request during regular business hours.
While many of our courses are offered in languages other than English, some courses have specific language requirements. Please refer to the language section of the relevant course page for more details.
Accepted are driver’s licenses; US military ID; passport; OR state photo ID cards.
Typically, TSCTA’s courses are scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance of the actual training date.
No, there is no OSHA refresher course. Students must retake the 10 HR OSHA course to obtain a new OSHA course completion card.
No, OSHA does not require students to take a test. There is no “pass” or “fail” for our OSHA classes. As long as you are present for the entire class, actively participate in all class exercises, have paid in full for the training AND have presented valid picture ID, you will receive your OSHA course completion cards.
It takes approximately 30-90 days for the card to arrive from OSHA. The course completion certificate issued at the completion of the course is valid for 90 days until you receive your OSHA card.
Cards will be distributed by mail or in person pick-up depending on what was requested on the “insert name of form”.
OSHA cards course completion certificates will be released directly to the party that paid for the training.
OSHA cards will be distributed directly to the student, regardless of who paid for the training.
FDNY Approved Courses
The certificate must be renewed every three years.
For all courses except the 3 required FLSD component courses, the course completion certificate is valid for one year. Students must pass the FDNY Certificate of Fitness exam(s) before the certificate expires.
For the FLSD required component courses, the course completion certificate (Graduation Diploma) is valid for 9 MONTHS from the issuance date on the latest school diploma. If the training was not completed at one time, the last date to take the Fire Emergency Component computer-based exam will be determined based on the LATEST school diploma issued by an FDNY certified schoo.
The 2014 Fire Code update retires the Fire Safety Director (F-58) and Emergency Action Plan Director (F-59) Certificates of Fitness (C of F) and introduces a single C of F, the Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) C of F in their place. The FLSD or T-89/F-89 C of F applies to both office buildings and hotels and is inclusive of non-fire emergency subject matter such as active shooters and medical emergencies situations.
The FDNY will no longer renew this Certificate of Fitness. Current active FSDs must successfully complete the Active Shooter Medical Emergency Preparedness Training (ASMEP) course by September 4, 2017, OR the date of their existing Certificate of Fitness to receive the new F-85 C of F. For additional information on the Fire Safety Director (F-85) C of F, please visit the FDNY’s website.
Applicants who pass the computer-based exams will receive a passing letter immediately after completing each exam. The FDNY will now review your professional qualifications and if you meet the requirements, they will issue the Certificate of Completion.
You must schedule an On-Site Exam appointment no more than 1 year from the issuance date of the Certificate of Completion.
All Fire Safety Directors who have not taken the Non-Fire Emergency/EAP Course must do so by September 3, 2018, or by the time of the renewal date of their current F-85 Certificate of Fitness (C of F), whichever occurs first. For additional information on how to transition to the FLSD F-89 C of F, click here.
Certificate of Fitness holders seeking to be certified in additional buildings must submit the Fire Safety Director (F-85) and Fire Life and Safety Director (T-89/F-89) Variance Form.
You will be required to list your current work hours at each location and state the physical building address where you plan on taking the On-Site Exam for a Fire Safety Director and/or Fire Life and Safety Director. The form must be returned along with the $200 fee.
This certificate must be renewed every three years.
The NYC Fire Department (FDNY) will send a Renewal Notice 90 days before the expiration date. This letter includes the certificate number, the expiration date, and the amount of the renewal fee. For more information, please click here.
Applicants who fail the FDNY’s On-Site Exam will receive a failure notice via mail. Applicants are allowed to take the on-site exam up to two times per the FDNY; to retake the exam, authorized personnel must schedule an appointment as outlined here.
If an applicant fails the on-site exam a second time, they must retake both the FDNY’s Fire and Non-Fire computer-based exams.
Applicants who pass the FDNY’s On-Site Exam will receive their Certificate of Fitness directly from the FDNY via mail.
Candidates who fail the computer-based exam will receive a printed score report immediately after completing the exam. Applicants will be allowed to take each computer-based exam two twice. Thereafter, to retake either exam, applicants must schedule a new appointment online and pay the applicable fee.
If an applicant fails the computer exam a second time, they will need to repeat the required training.
Every 4 years.
The renewal process is different for each type of scaffold training. Below is a list of card type and the relevant renewal process.
|ID Card Type||Course Required to Renew|
|4 Hour Supported Scaffold||4 Hour Supported Scaffold|
|32 Hour Supported Scaffold Installer/Remover||8 Hour Supported Scaffold Installer Remover Refresher required every 4 years|
|16 Hour Suspended Scaffold User||8 Hour Suspended Scaffold User Refresher required every 4 years|
|32 Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor||8 Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Refresher required every 4 years|
All scaffold refresher courses must be taken within one year of the original card’s expiration date. If more than a year has passed since the card has expired, the entire 32 Hour Supported Scaffold Installer/Remover, 16 Hour Suspended Scaffold User or 32 Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor course must be taken again.
As per NYC Department of Buildings, persons with expired cards are not allowed to work on any type of scaffold.
- The 4 Hour User Supported Scaffold card is released to students after class EXCEPT:
- Your company/employer paid for the training and requested that the card be mailed to their office.
- Scaffold classes which require that students pass a final exam will be available for pick-up 1-2 business days after the end of class.
The initial certificate is valid for 5 years.
Under the EPA’s February 2016 ruling, Renovators can take a refresher course without the hands on training every other time they get certified.
- If the Renovator completes a Refresher course which includes hands-on training, their certificate is valid for 5 years.
- If the Renovator completes a Refresher course that did not include hands-on training, their certificate is valid for 3 years.
IACET stands for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. The organizations mission is to advance the global workforce by providing the standard framework for quality learning and development through accreditation.
To ensure quality in Continuing Education and Training (CE/T) programs and to increase consumer confidence in organizations that adhere to the ANSI/IACET Standard, IACET established its Authorized Provider program in 1991. This program recognizes organizations that have proven that their CE/T policies and processes meet all elements of the ANSI/IACET Standard. In 2015, IACET renamed their Provider title from Authorized Provider to Accredited Provider. Only Accredited Providers may award IACET CEUs.
TSCTA received accreditation from IACET in 2014 and is therefore authorized to issue the IACET CEU for most of their safety training courses.
IACET developed the CEU in 1970 as a standard unit of measurement for quantifying CE/T activities (CE/T). One (1) IACET CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation in an organized CE/T experience delivered under responsible ownership capable direction, and qualified instruction. IACET CEUs are recognized by learners, instructors, regulators and employers worldwide and can only be awarded by IACET Accredited Providers. This distinction assures employers, credentialing associations, licensing bodies and others that a learner has completed a quality program that meets the national standard for continuing education and training.
The number of CEUs available for eligible courses varies based on the number of contact hours included in the training. Eligible courses will contain the IACET logo in the course description section of TSCTA’s website as well as appear on the course syllabus.
Although there are different requirements for each course, most typically require:
- Attendance for 100% of the training.
- Active participation in all in learning activities.
- Completion and submittal of CEU Student Registration Form
- Completion of post-training evaluations.
- Successful completion of required pre and posttest and, as applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required course examination.
CEUs is a measure used in continuing education programs that applies to many licensed professions who are required to obtain in order to maintain their license(s). Such professions include but are not limited to: architects, engineers, school administrators, teachers, nurses, interior designers and social workers. CEU requirements may differ from each state.
NYS recognizes IACET as an approved sponsor and therefore accepts the IACET CEUs issued by TSCTA. To confirm TSCTA’s Authorized Provider status, please click here and enter “TSC” in the Filter by Name field.
- Architects: Every NYS licensed and registered architect must complete 36 hours of continuing education during each three-year registration period. A minimum of 18 of the 36 hours of continuing education must be completed through courses of learning. For additional information, please click here.
- Engineers: Professional Engineers in New York must register with the State Education Department every three years to practice their profession. For registrations due on or after 1/7/2007, professional engineers will be required to complete 36 contact hours of continuing education in each three-year registration period.* For more information, please click here.
- Land Surveyors: Land Surveyors in New York must register with the State Education Department every three years to practice their profession. To register, individuals must complete 24 hours of continuing education during each three-year registration period. For more information, please click here.
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) sole purpose is to certify practitioners in the safety profession. Individuals are required to re-certify every 5 years. One IACET CEU is equivalent to one re-certification point for students and instructors. For more information on BCSP, please click here.
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP): Certificate holders must accumulate 25 points every 5-years to recertify. Under Category 7, participation in continuing education courses and seminars, individuals can earn an unrestricted number of points per year.
- Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST): Certificate holders must accumulate 20 points every 5-years to recertify. Under Category 7, participation in continuing education courses and seminars, individuals can earn an unrestricted number of points per year.
- Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST): Certificate holders must accumulate 20 points every 5-years to recertify. Under Category 7, participation in continuing education courses and seminars, individuals can earn an unrestricted number of points per year.
- Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer (CET): Certificate holders must take 30 hours of safety and health courses, retake the Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) exam or earn the OHST, CHST, or CSP every 5-years.
Acceptance of IACET CEUs for college credit is at the discretion of the college or university.
Similar to college credits that are given at one university and transferred to another, any organization has the right to accept or reject IACET CEUs. If you are concerned about whether particular organizations or associations will accept IACET CEUs, we recommend that you directly contact them.
The pretest is an assessment tool that is administered at the beginning of your training to help us to understand your knowledge base as you begin the training. The posttest measures your knowledge of the material after the conclusion of your training, and helps us understand how well we have done at meeting the course learning outcomes.
Eligible students who have met all outlined course requirements can expect their CEU certificate approximately 15 business days after the conclusion of their training.
All students who successfully complete CEU requirements will receive a CEU transcript along with their course completion certificate or card. To receive additional/replacement copies of the transcript follow the instructions on the Request Course Materials page.
Professional Development Hour (PDH) is defined as one contact hour of instruction, presentation or study. The term PDH is commonly used in the engineering community. 10 PDHs will be credited for 1 CEU as long as the provider follows IACET’s requirements as is the case for TSCTA courses.
Determination of qualifying activities must be made by the licensee in the states that do not pre-approve courses or activities. With the broad range of opportunities to earn PDH, it is up to the licensee to determine whether the activity qualifies under the Board’s requirements.
A Learning Unit (LU) is used by the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES) and is based on a 60-minute hour. Time beyond 60 minutes is recorded in quarter-hour increments (e.g., 1 hour 45 minutes = 1.75 LUs).
1.0 IACET CEU (Continuing Education Unit) = 10 PDH’s or 10 LU’s.
1.0 LU (Learning Unit) for architects = 1.0 PDH for engineers.
Local Law 196 (LL196) mandates safety training for all demolition and construction workers employed within the Five Boroughs on projects requiring a Construction Super, Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinator, Concrete Safety Manager, or Competent Person.
Additionally, all Workers will be required to complete a minimum of 40-hours of safety-related training and obtain a Site Safety Training (SST) Card to be eligible to work on construction sites in NYC.
Supervisors will be required to complete 62 hours of safety-related training to obtain a Supervisor SST Card.
Construction or demolition workers and supervisors (Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents and competent persons) at job sites that are required to designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager must be trained.
A list of examples of workers who do and do not require training, as designated by the DOB, can be found here.
If you have previously completed professional training, you may already have earned credit for some of your SST required hours. Please refer to the DOB-approved Site Safety Training (SST) Course Equivalent document to learn more.
Permit holders must certify workers have the required training. A DOB inspector may levy fines up to $15,000 per untrained worker:
- $5,000 for the owner,
- $5,000 for the permit holder,
- $5,000 for the employer.
The Law also requires permit holders maintain a log of trained workers or face fines up to $2,500.
Temporary SST Card
For new demolition or construction workers who have completed the 10-Hour OSHA. Card expires after 6 months during which time training must be completed to receive a Limited SST Card or SST Card.
As of 9/1/2020, Workers must have fully satisfied one of the following:
- 10-Hour OSHA, plus 30 additional SST credits including:
- 8-Hour Fall Prevention
- 8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Refresher)
- 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User
- 4-Hour General Electives
- 4-Hour Specialized Electives
- 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness, or
- 30-Hour OSHA, plus 10 additional SST hours consisting of:
- 8-Hour Fall Protection Course and
- 2-Hour Drug & Alcohol Awareness Seminar, or
- 100-Hour Training Program
As of 12/1/19 for Construction Superintendents, Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, or Competent Person must have completed 62 SST credits including:
- 30-Hour OSHA,
- 8-Hour Fall Protection Course,
- 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher Training,
- 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User Training, and
- 2 hours of each of the following topics:
- Site safety plans
- Toolbox talks
- Pre-task meetings
- General electives,
- Specialized electives,
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness
The New York City Small Business Service (SBS) Office announced a grant program for small construction firms and certified M/WBEs with 1-15 employees to help offset the costs associated with Site Safety Training.
You pick the training provider from an approved list, and the NYC Department of Small Business Services will cover a percentage of the cost if your business is eligible.
A business can only receive the reimbursement once and cannot reapply once payment has been received. SBS will only cover the direct cost of training
Eligible training types:
- OSHA 10 & 30,
- DOB-Approved SST Training Courses
- Meals, travel and other miscellaneous costs are not eligible for reimbursement
- Businesses are required to pay employees’ wages throughout training
Small construction firms located in NYC with 1-15 employees and certified M/WBEs in the construction industry with 1-15 employees may apply.
You can apply for the program by following the steps below:
- Send your employees to an authorized training provider
- Review the SBS program guidelines and determine if your business is eligible.
- Gather the appropriate documents and visit the SBS website to complete the application.
For additional information, please visit the SBS website.