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How to Become a Licensed Construction Superintendent in New York City

Updated: Mar 5


Looking to become a licensed Construction Superintendent in New York City?

This post will guide you from start to finish!

 

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We will help prepare all the required forms for you and ensure a smooth application process. Our experts have experience dealing with applications to DOB and are very familiar with what is required and what must be avoided.


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With the 2022 NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) codes requiring a Construction Superintendent (CS) alongside a Site Safety Manager or Coordinator to be on site for projects 10 stories and above, there'll be an increase in demand for Construction Superintendents. Already, buildings 10 stories or less must have a licensed CS on site.


According to many job sites, Construction Superintendents in NYC are among the country's top earners. You can join this league of high-earning, in-demand professionals by taking the following steps:



Step 1 - Meet the requirement

To obtain a Construction Superintendent Registration, you must meet all the following qualifications prior to applying for the registration:

  • be at least eighteen (18) years old

  • be able to read and write the English language

  • be fit to perform the work authorized by the registration

  • have good moral character so as not to adversely impact your fitness to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Construction Superintendent

  • have satisfactorily completed a Department-approved 40-hour site safety course

  • possess a valid Site Safety Training (SST) Supervisor card


You must also meet one (1) of the following experience qualifications:

  • have three (3) years of experience serving as a full-time project supervisor with on-site responsibility over the construction or demolition of buildings in New York City, within the five (5) years prior to application; or

  • have five (5) years of experience serving as a full-time project supervisor with on-site responsibility over the construction or demolition of buildings in the United States, within the eight (8) years prior to application; or

  • existing site safety managers and coordinators may register to become a construction superintendent undergoing an additional background investigation.


You must also have completed a DOB-approved 40-hour Site Safety Manager Course within one year before application date and a 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health course in Construction Safety and Health or Hazard Recognition within two (2) years immediately preceding the date of application.


You can submit your transcripts if you intend using your educational credits in place of experience.


If you haven't completed your Site Safety Training and OSHA courses, get started by registering now.


Step 2 - Fill out the application forms

Once you meet one of the requirements above, the next step is to complete the forms below. It’s best to not leave any field blank. Also type in the fields, rather than filling out with a pen.


After completing the forms, submit them alongside the required documents via the DOB NOW portal using your eFiling account. Register for an eFiling account if you don't have one.

  • LIC2 (must be typed, completed and notarized)

  • LIC34 form (if applicable)

  • LIC50 or LIC51 forms

  • LIC4 employment history form (must be typed, completed and notarized) (not required for professional engineers, Registered Architects, or candidates with Construction Health and Safety Technician certifications)

  • Social Security History of Earnings (not required for professional engineers, Registered Architects)

  • LIC62 Physical Examination Form (must be completed within 90 days before submission)

  • Experience verification forms

  • Social security and driver's license

  • Proof of residence

  • Child support form

  • Professional Engineer or Architect License or Certificate

  • OSHA 10-hour certification

  • Construction health and safety certificate and wallet card (if applicable). If needed, you can upgrade your SST card.

  • OSHA technician certification (if applicable)

  • Transcript or course curriculum (if applicable)

  • $100 registration fee



Step 3 - Approval

After your application is reviewed and approved, schedule an appointment on the DOB NOW portal to take a picture to receive your license.


That's it!


Congrats, and we wish you the best of luck as you take the next step toward becoming a licensed Construction Superintendent in New York City!

 

Superintendent Application Service

ABC Safety Group offers services to walk you through the entire process from start to finish!

Call or email us to learn more!

(718)307-8133

info@abcsafetygroup.com

 

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