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Test Day Requirements - Firefighter

Written Test Day Requirements - Firefighter

  • You must bring valid government-issued photo identification. You will not be allowed to test without proper identification.
  • Don't forget your notarized “Applicant Liability Waiver and Release Agreement”. If you do not have your waiver notarized we will have a notary available at the test site for a fee. The notary will only be available until 10 minutes prior to the test beginning.  If your waiver is not notarized, you will not be allowed to test.
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled testing time for registration. If you arrive late you will not be permitted to test and will be required to reschedule.

Allocate approximately 4.5 hours to complete the written tests.

The following items are NOT ALLOWED in the written test room:
Bags, Purses, Backpacks, Mechanical Pencils, Electronic Devices of any kind (including but not limited to: Cell Phones, Pagers, Watches, Cameras, Calculators, PDA’s, MP3 Players, etc.) or any other items determined inappropriate by testing proctors. It is your responsibility to secure these items prior to entering the written test room. If any prohibited item is discovered, you will be disqualified.

Other Important Information

The information that you provided in your account profile, your test dates and scores, and your Personal History Statement will be made available to the agency or agencies to which you applied.  Please review for this information for accuracy.  It is your responsibility to make any changes in your account before your test date.

Regardless of which test you take first, be it the CPAT or the written exam, you have 180 days (~6 months) to complete the other half of the testing.  You may take your written exam and your CPAT at your convenience, provided that you successfully complete them within 180 days (~6 months) of each other. Please also be aware of any deadlines or cut-off dates provided by the fire departments themselves.

Written Examination

  • You must declare / apply to all agencies prior to your written examination
  • You may not add agencies to your application after your written examination if those agencies were available to you on your exam date.
  • If you pass the written examination, you must wait at least 90 days (~3 months) before your next written examination.
  • If you fail the written examination, you must wait at least 90 days (~3 months) before your next written examination.