Member Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for a SWAC card?

To apply for a SWAC card you must complete the enrollment process online, for more information click here. The individual member application is $475 for a 3-Year term, the Training Center does not reimburse for the SWAC card. If you have any questions regarding the application process,  please contact their Customer Service center here.

How can I get a copy of my OSHA 30 card?

To get a copy of your OSHA card, please contact your Home training center. If they have a copy of your card on file, they can email it to you. If your training center does not have a copy of the card, they can email you an OSHA card replacement form. You can use this form to request a new card.

Please note, OSHA cards will not be issued if the training took place more than five (5) years ago. If your training took place more than 5 years ago, you must retake the OSHA 30 course again. In addition, OSHA cards can only be replace ONCE.

How can I renew my OSHA 30 card?

Although the OSHA 30 card does not expire, many employers require you to renew every 5 years. To renew your OSHA 30 card, you must retake the OSHA 30 course again. Go to the “Skill Enhancement Classes” tab on the homepage to view classes being offered in our training centers. 

How can I get an SST card?

What is an SST Card?

SST card stands for Site Safety Training Card. These cards provide proof that workers and supervisors have completed specific training required by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB). NYC Local Law 196 increased the amount of training required by construction workers, specifically those who work on job sites that require a superintendent.

Obtaining an SST Card – If you work in New York City and would like to obtain an SST card, you must complete the required training with a NYC DOB approved provider. SST cards are obtained by completing a specified amount of training. Each card has its own set of training courses that must be completed before the card can be issued.

For a Worker SST Card you must complete 40 Hours of required training.

10 Hour SST Worker Package

For a Supervisor SST Card you must complete 62 Hours  of required training.

  • OSHA 30 Construction (MUST be in-person or online with Voice-Authentication)
  • 8 Hour Fall Prevention
  • 8 Hour Chapter 33
  • 4 Hour Supported Scaffold User
  • 2 Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • 2 Hour Site Safety Plans
  • 2 Hour Pre-Task Meetings
  • 2 Hour Toolbox Talks
  • 2 Hours of Specialized Electives
  • 2 Hours General Electives

32 Hour Supervisor SST Package

Information provided by NYC Carpenters Training CenterAble Safety and NYC Department of Buildings

IMPORTANT: OSHA training must be done in-person or online with voice authentication. All training must have been completed no more than 5 years ago.  The deadline for all workers to complete the required training is March 1, 2021. All workers at construction sites must have a minimum of 40 hours of training. To determine whether your job site requires the safety training, please visit the Site Safety Construction Map and enter your job site address. Please note, with the exception of OSHA 30, our Training Centers do not offer any of these courses listed above. In addition, we do not reimburse for this training program.

For questions about the training requirements or to get additional information, please contact NYC Department of Buildings at LocalLaw196@buildings.nyc.gov

How can I get a Supported Scaffold User Card?

If working in New York City, Local Law 52 requires that all workers using supported scaffold on construction sites in New York City must have a Supported Scaffold User Card. This card must be renewed every 4 years.

If you are interested in obtaining the Supported Scaffold User Card, you must complete the 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User course in-person. Once you successfully complete the course, you will be issued the Scaffold User card. Check schedule here. Please note, this course is not offered at our Training Center and we do not reimburse for this training.

*IMPORTANT: When registering, please make sure to register for the In-Person class NOT the online version.

How can I renew my INSTALL Carpet and/or Resilient Certifications?

To renew your INSTALL certification/s, you will need to complete 8 hours of craft related training. See below for a list of CITF classes that meet the 8 hours requirement:

  • CPR
  • Construction Fall Protection
  • Ergonomics
  • Firestop Installation
  • First Aid
  • Green Building Awareness
  • Human Performance
  • ICRA: Best Practices in Health-Care
  • OSHA 10
  • OSHA 30
  • Powered Industrial Truck Operator-Industrial
  • Powered Industrial Truck Operator-Rough Terrain
  • Scaffold Erector Qualification

Please note: Members MUST successfully complete 8 hours of craft related training PRIOR to their Certifications’ expiration date or within the 1-year grace period. If you have both the INSTALL Carpet and INSTALL Resilient certifications, 8 hours our training will refresh both certifications. Certifications will update once the INSTALL certification reaches the expiration date.

Where can I get more information on my benefits?

For more information about your Health Benefits, Pension, etc. Please visit the Northeast Carpenters Fund website.