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How to Obtain a: Site Safety Manager Certification


As per the Dept. of Buildings - to obtain your Site Safety Manager Certification, 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 the six (6) qualifications listed in the table at the end and be able to provide the required documentation to verify that qualifying experience;

  • Have completed a Department-approved 40-hour Site Safety Manager Training Course & OSHA course, if applicable;

  • Have good moral character so as not to adversely impact your ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Site Safety Manager

Candidates must also 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.


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

To become a Site Safety Manager, you must also successfully pass a background investigation.


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