Fire Science Institute Programs

Fire Science Institute Programs

Fire Life Safety Director

All FLS Director candidates must complete the 31-hour FLS Director training course before taking the two (fire and non-fire) FDNY computer based exams. The 31-hour FLS Director training courses shall include THREE major components: (1) General Topic and Fire Emergency course (20 hours); (2) Non-Fire Emergencies EAP course (7 hours); and (3) Non-Fire Emergencies ASMEP course (4 hours).  

Candidates must attend all training classes to be eligible to take the required training course’s final examinations for three sections. School Graduation Diploma will be issued after the candidates obtain a passing score of 70% for each final exam.

The Graduation Diploma is valid for 9 MONTHS in order to take the FDNY Fire component computer based exam.

Applicants must take the FLSD: Fire Component Computer based examination within the 9 month valid period of the FLSD School Graduation diploma. All applicants MUST have successfully completed the entire 31-hour FLS Director course or three separate courses including FSD (20 hours), FS/EAP (7 hours) and Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness (4 hours) courses.  The last date to take the Fire Component computer based exam will be determined based on the LATEST school diploma issued by an FDNY certified school.

Within 9 months of successfully completing the FLS Director training course, candidates must pass the first FLS Director computer based exam, Fire component, administered by the FDNY.

Within nine 9 months of passing the fire component of the FLS Director computer based examination, candidates must pass the second FLS Director computer based exam, Non-Fire emergency Component,  administered by the FDNY.

The on-site appointment must be requested no more than 1 year from the issuance date on the Certificate of Completion. Please review the simplified and/or detailed flow charts for further clarity.

Please read the following documentation regarding the qualifications to become a Fire Life Safety Director.

FLSD Director Qualifications (Must read, must acknowledge) - These qualifications are from FDNY.  Any questions about your qualifications, you must contact FDNY directly (  or  718-999-1988).

FLSD Qualification Acknowledgement

Simplified Flow Chart Procedure for New Applicants

Detailed Flow Chart Procedure for New Applicants

Detailed Flow Chart Procedure for Existing F-85 Holder



Component 1 -Fire Safety Director (4 day course)  


  • Monday March 26, Wednesday March 28, Monday April 02 and Wednesday April 04, 2018


Times: 8:30am – 1:30pm  (each day)

Price: $235   

Register here online.

Paper Application


NON-FIRE PORTION (Components 2 and 3)

Component 2 - Emergency Action Plan (2 day course) 


  • Tuesday April 10 & Thursday April 12, 2018

Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm (each day)

Price: $160  

Classes will be held at 555 West 57 Street Room 616

Register here online.

Paper Application 

Component 3 - Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness (1 day course) (choose session)

Dates :

  • Tuesday March 13, 2018
  • Tuesday April 17, 2018


Price: $115.00  

Time: 8:30am - 1:15pm


555 West 57th Street, 6 floor, Room 616

Register here online.

Paper Application

BOMR Refrigeration Recertification Course

Building Operation Maintenance and Record-keeping Course

All refrigerating system operating engineers (RSOE) must complete a continuing education course in building operation, maintenance and record-keeping from a Fire Department-approved continuing education program . This will ensure that operating engineers, who typically have other important responsibilities relating to building operation and maintenance, are familiar with applicable Fire Code requirements, which have undergone a comprehensive revision in 2008 and were revised again in March of 2014. This course is required of all Certificate of Qualification holders, including those that may currently not have a work location registered with the Fire Department. All Certificate of Qualification applications for renewal on or after January I , 2016 must submit evidence of having completed such course. The new modules will cover primary fire protection systems, other fire safety related building systems and fire safety operational and maintenance requirements.

Schedule: (1 day course) 

  • April 18, 2018


Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Price: $175


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Paper Application


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

Persons performing the duties of the Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters must hold an F-80 Certificate of Fitness, be trained and fully capable of operating the fire alarm control panel in the shelter in which they are employed. Topics include procedures to prepare for emergencies, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, and portable fire extinguishers.

This is a site-specific course for fire coordinators of homeless shelters that will replace the F-24 Certificate of Fitness after July 31, 2014.  Individuals who are submitting their application for the first time or have not renewed prior to August 1, 2o13 are required to take this course and obtain the F-80 Certificate of Fitness.

Schedule: (2 day course) 

  • April 24 & 26, 2018


Time: 8:30am – 1:15pm

Price: $150 


Register here online.

Paper Application