Firefighter Candidate Assessment

Dear candidate,

At this time, there are no available seats to take the FCA in California. However, if you register/pay for the FCA and submit a City application on or before December 16, 2016, you will be afforded the opportunity to take the FCA by December 31, 2016.

If you have not already done so, please submit an application at

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: (1) register for the FCA, (2) take the FCA, and (3) apply for the examination during the application filing period.

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

FCA testing will start on Monday, February 22, 2016, and will be available until Friday, December 16, 2016. You will be able to schedule yourself for the FCA starting January 25, 2016. The cost to take the FCA is $69 payable to PSI and individuals may schedule to take the FCA at various PSI test centers.

All information on the FCA, including payment, tutorial assistance, and registration process, is available at