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Educational Services Training Program Registration Instructions

Please read the following instructions carefully to avoid any delay in processing your registration.

Please read the following instructions carefully to avoid a delay in the processing of your application form.  An application form must be submitted for the courses you want to attend.  You will not be automatically enrolled in subsequent courses once you have completed the prerequisite course unless you have applied for them.

Registration Form:

  • The form must be typed or printed legibly.  Illegible applications will not be processed.
  • The entire form must be completed.  Incomplete forms may require us to return your application for completion and delay your registration into the requested course(s).
  • Phone registrations will not be accepted.
  • Application forms must be received at least 21 days prior to the scheduled starting date of the course for which you are applying.
  • A confirmation letter will be sent to you upon acceptance into the course. Do not plan to attend unless confirmation of registration has been received or verified by this office.  You will not be allowed into class unless you are preregistered and have been confirmed to attend.
  • Please do not contact the Department of State to check on your registration status unless you have not been notified within 14 calendar days of the class starting date.

Participants must complete the course prerequisites as indicated in the course listing.

Courses conducted in Schuyler County (at the NYS Fire Academy in Montour Falls) require a registration fee of $25.  (The registration fee for out-of-state residents is $50 per course.)   Registration fees are non-refundable. When you are confirmed for the class, you will receive payment instructions.  Do not send payment with your application form.  There is also a Commuter Fee of $8 per day for individuals not requesting lodging at the Academy.  The Commuter Fee includes breakfast and lunch. The Commuter Fee may be paid upon arrival.  
A registration fee is NOT required at any other location.


  • Students are required to bring their own copy of the “Codes of New York State”.  Those in need of these code books must order them in advance of their scheduled course.  These code books can be purchased by contacting the International Code Council at:  (800) 786-4452.
  • Workbooks are available on our website at and may be downloaded and printed prior to attending these courses.  While a workbook is not a requirement, it may be to your advantage to have one available during the class presentation to assist in following the course material, minimize the need for excessive note-taking and possibly for reference during the examination at the conclusion of the course.  Therefore, due to the fact that the use of computers during the courses is not permitted, downloading and printing these documents is highly recommended.
  • A hand-held calculator, paper and pencils are also required.

Registration forms for all courses should be mailed, faxed or emailed to the following address:

New York State Department of State                                              
Division of Building Standards and Codes
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
Fax: (518) 474-5788                                                 

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Training Program Overview

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