Certification that Meets Your Training Needs
The ISS Fire Science Institute training program is organized to ensure that you receive the training needed to successfully obtain F-89 Fire and Life Safety Director certification. New York requires 31 hours of specified instruction, all of which are included within the Institute’s program. The course provides instruction to meet all required certification components, including:
- Fire Safety instruction
- Non-fire training
- Active shooter and Medical Emergency response training
Applicants are required to attend all class sessions. Certification is granted to those who receive final exam scores of at least 70%. Certificates of Fitness are issued only to qualified candidates who complete the training, and valid only for the specific locations cited on the certificate.
Fire and Life Safety Director Qualifications
In addition to receiving proper certification through a FDNY-approved course, candidates must meet certain basic qualifications to serve as Fire and Life Safety Directors. Those qualifications are:
- Candidates must have minimum three years full-time experience as a fire fighter, fire inspector or fire marshal, police officer, corrections officer, volunteer fire fighter, building maintenance personnel, property manager, building excavation supervisor (listed on building fire safety plan), floor warden with experience in fire brigade or emergency response team, construction site fire safety manager, or homeless shelter fire safety coordinator; or
- Eighteen months full-time experience in those position, with a minimum of six months continuous experience at a single work site.
Being a security guard or fire guard is not enough to meet these qualification requirements.