FCA Fee Waiver Application Process

Please note: The FCA Fee Waiver Application must be submitted by 10:00 am on December 15, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.

Financial hardship should not prevent anyone from attempting the Firefighter Candidate Assessment (FCA). PSI, in coordination with the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department, is waiving FCA registration fee for individuals who demonstrate a financial hardship. If you believe you may qualify for a fee waiver due to financial hardship, please review the information below.

To apply for an FCA Fee Waiver with the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Review Eligibility

Review the FCA Fee Waiver Application to see if you are eligible for a Fee Waiver. You can access the FCA Fee Waiver Application by clicking here. For assistance, please email FCAFeeWaiverApp@lacity.org or call (213) 473-9060 and ask to speak to the FCA Fee Waiver Application Analyst.

Step 2: Application

If you think you qualify, please fill out the application and then print it out. If you can't fill it out on your computer or device, print out a paper copy of the application and fill it out. If you prefer, or if you are unable to print out the application, you may email FCAFeeWaiverApp@lacity.org or call (213) 473-9060 and ask to speak to the FCA Fee Waiver Application Analyst to arrange to pick up a copy of the FCA Fee Waiver Application from our business office.

Step 3: Signature

Review your responses to the information on the application for accuracy. Once you are sure all the information is correct and complete, print your name, sign, and date the FCA Fee Waiver Application.

Step 4: Documentation

On the FCA Fee Waiver Application you indicated that you are eligible for the fee waiver through 1) the benefits identified on the waiver, or 2) household income level. Therefore, you must provide supporting documentation that confirms your eligibility for the fee waiver. The types of supporting documentation are indicated on the application.

Step 5: Scan & Email

Once you have completed and signed the FCA Fee Waiver Application, and you have gathered the supporting documentation that verifies your eligibility, scan the application and supporting documents and email them to FCAFeeWaiverApp@lacity.org. Please be aware that you must provide legible copies of your application and supporting documentation for your application to be considered. If you prefer, or if you are unable to scan and email the documentation, you may email FCAFeeWaiverApp@lacity.org or call (213) 473-9060 and ask to speak to the FCA Fee Waiver Application Analyst to arrange to deliver the documents to our business office.

Step 6: Eligibility Verification & Notification

Once you have submitted your FCA Fee Waiver Application and supporting documentation, the FCA Fee Waiver Application Analyst will determine your eligibility. The review and analysis of your application and supporting documentation will be completed as expeditiously as possible; however, it may take up to five (5) business days. Therefore, please keep this in mind when preparing to schedule the FCA through the PSI website. You may be asked to provide additional information to support your application, which could extend the amount of time required to complete the review and analysis. If you schedule and pay for the FCA before a fee waiver eligibility determination is made, you may still be eligible for a fee waiver and reimbursement through PSI. You will be notified regarding your eligibility via email, at which time you will receive instructions on registering for the FCA on the PSI website.

You can access the FCA Fee Waiver Application by clicking here.