(Undergraduate) Certificate of Fitness C-14 for Laboratory Workers

Those who hold an undergraduate degree (no advanced degrees) and less than five years of work experience must report to the Bureau of Fire Prevention for their exam. This test is administered by the New York City Fire Department, 9 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You must have:

  1. a degree in: chemical engineering, medicine, biology, or any chemical or physical science
  2. a working knowledge of the English language
  3. a minimum age of 18 on or prior to the test date
  4. an employer letter of recommendation on college letterhead

Have all of the following documentation with you when you go to take this test:

  1. FDNY A-20 Form (fill out)
  2. letter of recommendation, on college letterhead, signed by your immediate supervisor (PDF icon sample letter)
  3. check or money order for $25 payable to the New York City Fire Department
  4. two pieces of Identification (driver's license, state ID, or passport and one other piece of identification)
  5. proof of academic degree (copy)
Directions to the Bureau of Fire Prevention, 9 Metrotech Center (Enter Through Flatbush Avenue Entrance Only)


  • N or R to Lawrence Street
  • A, C or F to Jay Street
  • 2, 3, 4 or 5 to Boro Hall/Nevins
  • 2 or 3 to Hoyt
  • O, D, M, N or R to DeKalb

Note: there are walking guides along the street.

Exams are Monday - Friday (except legal holidays) 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Bring two #2 pencils, a pen, and the information listed above.

If you have any questions regarding this test, please contact Environmental Health and Safety. Monthly classes are scheduled to prepare for the FDNY exam.

Related Links

Study Materials // Sample Test // Additional Information // Training Registration Form

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