(Basic three component modules)
Mon, & Wed, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, 4/22/19 - 6/5/19
31 Hours, $470

The FLSD course has three components:

Fire Emergency - FSD General Topics (20 hours)
Non-Fire Emergencies EAP (7 hours)
Non-Fire Emergencies Active Shooter/Medical Emergencies Preparedness (4 hours)

A FLSD GRADUATION DIPLOMA will be awarded to those who qualify after successfully completing the three lecture components listed above and taking a final examination for each with a passing score of 70% or better. These three components may also be taken separately when available.

The FLSD Graduation Diploma is the first step for new applicants in achieving a FLS Director Certificate of Fitness, T89 or F89. The diploma is valid for 9 months for the purpose of taking the follow-up FDNY computer based (CBT) ‘Fire Component’ examination. After passing the this examination, the candidate has to take and pass the ‘Non-Fire Emergencies’ CBT component examination. The applicant then has a year to take and pass an “On-Site” examination which is scheduled through FDNY.

New applicants after receiving the FLSD Graduation Diploma, must make application with FDNY in a timely manner and schedule the computer based component examinations mentioned above for the Certificate of Fitness. The application form can be accessed and previewed at:

This application needs to also be accompanied by employment Verification Letters available at:
Background qualification criteria for FLS Director should include: A reasonable understanding of the English Language. Some experience in safety and fire prevention, building maintenance, facilities management or other related work areas would be helpful.

Questions about your current professional status should be directed to the FDNY.