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The City of New York Department of Buildings

ALERT! COVID-19 UPDATES

Thank you for your interest in the NYC DOB Exams. Until further notice all NYC DOB Exams have been postponed.

This is new territory for all of us and it continues to evolve requiring agility and flexibility as we navigate the everchanging updates. While we want to minimize disruption to you, we must be diligent in following public health and safety guidelines and recommendations.

Written Exams: NYC DOB License Exams are administered throughout the NYC area in testing centers managed by Pearson VUE. At this time, all area test centers have been closed until April 16th. More information can be found at https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update

Practical Exam: All NYC DOB Practical Exams are postponed until further notice.

The City of New York Department of Buildings has contracted with
CPS HR Consulting to provide licensing and qualifications for the following trades:


In order to obtain a License or Qualification, please visit the Licensing section of the City of New York Department of Buildings website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/licensing.page

TEST NAME
# Items
Test Timing
Master Sign Hanger 50 2 hours
Special/Master Electrician 80 3 hours
Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor 80
(A, B, C)
3.5 hours
(A, B, C)
Master Rigger 75 4 hours

Tower Crane Rigger

75 4 hours
High Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer 110 4.5 hours

Oil Burning Equipment Installer

110 4.5 hours
Master Plumber 100 4 hours

Site Safety Manager

80 3 hours
Private Elevator Inspection Agency Director 60 3 hours

Private Elevator Inspection Agency Inspector

50 3 hours
Gas Work 50 1.75 hours