Reimbursement for Licensure and Certification Fees

Eligible 1199SEIU members may receive reimbursement for certain licensure and certification fees.

Dietitians: Up to $179 every three (3) years for the New York State licensure fee and up to $60 annually for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing fee.

Microbiologists, Laboratory Technologists, Laboratory Technicians, Phlebotomy Technicians and Hospital Technicians: Up to $196 every three (3) years for the New York State licensure fee.

Licensed Practical Nurses: Up to $73 every three (3) years for the New York State licensure fee.

Pharmacists: Up to $224 every three (3) years for the New York State licensure fee.

Eligibility

You must be an 1199SEIU member continuously employed for at least one year in a bargaining unit position at NYC Health + Hospitals or a New York City mayoral agency. Full-time employees are eligible to receive 100 percent of the education and training benefits. Part-time employees are eligible to receive up to 60 percent of the education and training benefits. Part-time employees are required to work a minimum of 70 hours in a 28-day cycle.

How to Apply

You must submit your application for reimbursement of licensure or certification fees within 90 days of renewal. You must submit the following:

  • Completed and signed City Fund General Enrollment Form
  • Copy of license or certification or renewal
  • Proof of cost and payment that includes:
    • Your full name
    • Name of the licensure or certification organization
    • Cost of the licensure or certification renewal
    • Indication that the vendor received payment, and the amount received

Apply via email:

CityFund@1199Funds.org

OR

Apply in person:

1199SEIU/City of New York Education, Child and Eldercare Fund
498 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Monday – Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The processing time is 6 to 8 weeks from the date that you submit a complete application. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

To inquire about your reimbursement, contact us at either CityFund@1199Funds.org or at (212) 894-4339.

Additional Resources:

The Institute for Continuing Education seminars and symposiums
An Immigrant’s Guide to Accessing Health Care in New York

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