Course Requirements for Construction Trades

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Friday, April 26, 2013
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Statement of Basis and Purpose


The following amendments to section 104-06 and section 3314-01 and new section  105- 03 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York are proposed pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of Buildings under Sections 643 and 1043(a)  of the New York City Charter.


A number of provisions of the Administrative Code of the City of New York and Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York require that individuals in the construction trades (identified below) take Department-approved courses as part of trade license qualification, license renewal and worker training:


·         Concrete Safety Manager- Building Code ("BC") 3310.9 (qualification) of the NYC Administrative Code ("Admin Code"); Section 104-06 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York ("RCNY") (continuing education)

·         Hoist Machine  Operator-  1 RCNY  104-09 (qualification)  and  1 RCNY  104-06 (continuing education)

·         Site Safety Manager-  Admin Code 28-402.2 (qualification) and 1 RCNY 104-06 (continuing  education)

·         Site Safety Coordinator- Admin Code 28-403.2 (qualification) and 1 RCNY 104-06 (continuing education)

·         Rigger- Admin Code 28-404.3 and 1 RCNY 104-06 (continuing education)

·         Filing Representative-  Admin Code 28-416.3 (qualification) and  1 RCNY 104-06 (continuing  education)

·         Construction Superintendent-  1 RCNY 104-06 (continuing education)

·         Electrician- Admin Code 27-3015(a)(4) and 1 RCNY 104-06 (continuing education)

·         Master Plumber- 1 RCNY 104-06 (continuing education)

·         Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor-  1 RCNY 104-06 (continuing education)

·         Supported Scaffold Worker-   BC 3314.4 (training)

·         Suspended Scaffold Supervisor- 1 RCNY 9-01(training)

·         Suspended Scaffold User- 1 RCNY 9-03 (training)

·         Mast-Climbing work platform- BC 3314-01 (training)




The proposed new section 105-03 outlines the requirements of Department-approved courses so that course providers are aware of the process and conditions for approval and cancelation of the approval. Qualified course providers are required to submit an application for Department approval of the course they wish to provide. Once the course is approved, the course providers must comply with the rule requirements and issue completion cards or certificates of completion to attendees who have completed the approved courses.


The Department proposes to amend section 104-06, regarding licensee continuing education requirements, by moving the course content and approval requirements to the proposed new section 105-03, where they are more appropriately placed.  Additionally, the date for Electricians to complete their continuing education requirements is being extended to give them more time to comply with the new continuing education requirements of this rule. Section 104-06 also would be amended to allow for the acceptance of some types of course credit for classes completed by electricians in other jurisdictions.


The Department proposes to amend section 3314-01, regarding mast-climbing work platforms, changing the required period for training providers to retain records of course attendees from six years to seven years .  This  change would  make the  rule consistent with the record retention requirements for course providers in the proposed new section 105-03.



Public Hearing

Opportunity to comment on a proposed amendment to sections 104-06 and 3314-01 and proposed new section 105-03 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to Department of Buildings approved courses for training, license qualification and licensee continuing education.

Public Hearing Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 10:00am

Debra Palmieri-Russo
Executive Director of Buildings University New York City Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 7th floor
New York, NY 10007

Spector Hall
22 Reade Street
New York, NY 10007