Firefighter Candidate Assessment

FIREFIGHTER CANDIDATE ASSESSMENT (FCA): The FCA, or Firefighter Candidate Assessment, is a computer-based test battery consisting of two parts; a multimedia assessment and a self-description component. In the multimedia portion, candidates respond to audio and video cues on the computer. In the self-description component, candidates define themselves by responding to biographical, situational, and work attitude items.

To meet the FCA requirement, you must register and take the FCA during the testing period. FCA registration will start on Monday, March 5, 2018, and will be available until Friday, June 29, 2018. Candidates must also submit a City application during the application filing period. Candidates may submit the application prior to registering for the FCA.

To register for the FCA from March 5, 2018 through June 29, 2018, click here.

Achievement of a passing score on the FCA is required in order to be considered for the next phase of the selection process.

A passing score on the FCA taken from February 2016 through January 2017 satisfies the FCA requirement. If you previously achieved a passing score on the FCA, you must submit a City application, but you do NOT need to retake the FCA.