Site Safety Manager Certification
Step 1: Exam Guidelines
In order to become a Site Safety Manager, you must you must meet the following qualifications:
- Be at least eighteen (18) years old
- Be able to read, write and understand the English language
- Be fit to perform work authorized by the particular license
- Meet one (1) of six (6) of qualifications listed in Section 5 and be able to provide the required documentation to verify the qualifying experience
- Have completed a Department-approved Site Safety Manager Course training course & OSHA course, if applicable
- Have good moral character so as to not adversely impact your fitness to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Site Safety Manger
Step 2: Applying for the Exam
Candidates must pass a written exam in order to become a Site Safety Manager. The candidate must complete the exam application (LIC41).
The candidate must submit the application with a $525.00 written exam fee, payable by money order only, to:
NYC Department of Buildings
Licensing & Exams Unit – Exams
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Licensing & Exams Unit – Exams
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Step 3: Scheduling Your Exam
After submitting your exam application, you must next schedule your exam.
- If your application is accepted, you will receive an email from the exam administrator in one (1) to two (2) weeks with instructions on how to schedule your exam. Exams are given at several different locations in the State
- The exam is a multiple-choice question test and assesses your knowledge of the rules assuring the safety of the public and property at New York City construction sites
- You will not be allowed to use reference materials during the exam
- Passing score is seventy (70) percent, if you pass the written exam you will be notified at the testing location the day of the exam
Step 4: Background Investigation
In order to become a Site Safety Manager, you must also successfully pass a background investigation.
After successfully passing the Site Safety Manager examination, you must call the Licensing & Exams Unit at (212) 393-2259 to schedule an appointment. Candidates without appointments will not be seen.
You must bring to your appointment the completed Background Investigation Questionnaire, all supporting documentation of qualifying work and training experience along with Experience Verification Forms filled out by your immediate supervisor(s) for all your relevant work experience. You will also need to bring the below documents to your appointment:
- LIC2 license application
- LIC34 if applicable
- Notarized Supplemental Investigation Questionnaire
- Experience Verification Forms from all supervisors for the years you are claiming as experience
Note: Experience Verification Forms from company Human Resources will not be accepted
- Social Security History of Earnings for the years you are claiming as experience
Note: There is a fee charged by the Social Security Administration for this service. You must request the report to be run by 'company name.' You may request the information by mail or in person (ordinarily you can receive this instantly in person). Visit the Social Security Administration for more information
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation card and certificate from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) (if applicable)
- Photo ID (Driver's License or Non Driver's License ID Card)
- Original Social Security Card
- Original birth certificate, current passport or green card
- Latest paystub orW-2 Statement
- Proof of residence (utility bill, bank statement, lease, or deed) or a typed notarized letter and bill from the person with whom you are residing
Note: Cell phone bills will not be accepted
- Two (2) passport sized photographs
- 18 months on-the-job training program documentation
- Monthly summaries specifying the nature of construction activity engaged at the location each month, completed by supervising site safety manager
- Apprenticeship Course documentation
- Certificate of Completion from the company
- Certificate of Completion from NYS
- Apprenticeship Completion card
- 40-Hour Site Safety Manager course certificate
- OSHA Course Certificate (if applicable)
- $500.00 Background Investigation Fee
Note: If you fail to answer any questions on your background investigation questionnaire or do not submit all the required supporting documentation (including, but not limited to: social security history of earnings statement, certificate of completion of required course(s), employment verification forms from all employers being used towards qualifying experience; and copies of your driver's license, social security card, and exam report) your background will be returned, delayed, or denied.
A major building is defined as an existing or proposed building that:
- Is 10 or more stories
- Is 125 feet or more in height
- Has a building footprint of 100,000 square feet or more, regardless of height
- Is Designated by the Commissioner
Step 5: Obtaining the License Card
Once you have passed the necessary exam and submitted all the necessary paperwork, you need to obtain your Site Safety Manager License.
- If you successfully pass the written examination and the background investigation, you will be notified in writing by the Department's Licensing & Exams Unit stating you are eligible for a Site Safety Manager License.
- You have one (1) year from the date of that letter to submit the required documents for your license. If you do not complete the process within one (1) year of the date on the letter, you will be required to retake the examination.
- You can make an appointment to apply for a license by calling the Licensing & Exams Unit at (212) 393-2259 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
|A||Be a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect, have three (3)|
years of experience supervising the construction or demolition of major buildings (as defined in BC Chapter 33) within 10 years prior and has satisfactorily completed a Buildings approved 40-hour Site Safety Manager Course, within one year prior to application.
|B||Has a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and has three (3) years of experience supervising construction or demolition of major buildings as the term major building is defined in BC Chapter 33 of the New York City Building Code, and within one year prior to application has satisfactorily completed a 40-hour Site Safety Manager Course.|
|C||Has eight (8) years of construction supervision experience within 10 years prior to application including 5 years supervising the construction or demolition of major buildings (as defined in BC Chapter 33) and has satisfactorily completed a Buildings approved Site Safety Manager 40-hour course within one year prior to application|
|D||Has completed a full time paid 18 month on-the-job training program working on major buildings (as defined in BC Chapter 33) under the direct and continuing supervision of a certified Site Safety Manager engaged in site safety work; and has within one year prior to application, satisfactorily completed a 40-hour Department-approved Site Safety Manager Course AND within two years prior to application completed a 30-hour OSHA safety course.|
|Have eight (8) years of experience within ten (10) years prior to the date of the application as a Building Code enforcement official charged with enforcement of the provisions of the New York City Building Code. The enforcement included inspections of major buildings under construction or demolition and thus this basis for qualification excludes officials whose primary role is to perform inspections of occupied or vacant buildings; and has within one year prior to application, satisfactorily completed a 40-hour Department-approved Site Safety Manager Course AND within two (2) years prior to application date, has completed a 30-hour OSHA safety course|
|Have eight (8) years of field experience working on buildings within ten (10) years prior to the date of the application as a safety official for a governmental entity or construction firm or as a safety manager or safety engineer for a safety consulting firm specializing in construction or demolition. The experience includes four (4) years of relevant work on major buildings under construction or demolition; or and has within one year prior to application, satisfactorily completed a 40-hour Department-approved approved Site Safety Manager Course AND within two (2) years prior to application date, has completed a 30-hour OSHA safety course|
|Have successfully completed a New York State Apprenticeship Program for Site Safety Manager approved by the Department; and approved Site Safety Manager course, satisfactorily completed a 40-hour Department-approved approved Site Safety Manager Course ANDwithin two (2) years prior to application date, has completed a 30-hour OSHA safety course|
|Have ten (10) years of experience within twelve (12) years prior to the date of the application working in a relevant construction trade with plans in furtherance of building construction or demolition, five (5) years of which were on major buildings under construction or demolition and three (3) of those five (5) years were in an on-site supervisory position. satisfactorily completed a 40-hour Department- approved Site Safety Manager Course AND within two (2) years prior to application date, has completed a 30 hour OSHA safety course|
|F||Has three years of experience as a Department certified site safety coordinator and within one year prior to application has satisfactorily completed a 40-hour Buildings-approved Site Safety Manager course|