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2022 CITY APPLICATION

Applications will be accepted on-line only from WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022.

In addition to submitting a City application from WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022, candidates must register and take the FCA during the testing period.

FIREFIGHTER CANDIDATE ASSESSMENT (FCA)

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 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022. 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 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022, 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 2016, 2018 and 2020 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.

2020 SELECTION PROCESS

All Firefighter applicants who applied in 2020 and meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to check their e-mail in-box and/or spam folder on a regular basis. Please review all e-mails and attachments you receive from the City Personnel Department carefully for details regarding your status and details about the next steps in the Firefighter selection process. Attachments may also include information on how to be successful- Strategies for Success, how to prepare for test parts, and how to RSVP for LAFD Preparation Seminars.

COVID-19 Firefighter Hiring Update:

At this time, the LAFD hiring process is continuing with a few adjustments in light of these extraordinary circumstances.

  • CAPS is currently available Mondays and Saturdays at Drill Tower 81. Click here to sign up.

  • CAPS is currently available Thursdays at Drill Tower 40. Click here to sign up.

  • To schedule or check on the status of your CPAT testing, contact FCTC via www.fctconline.org.

  • To be notified for updates regarding the interview and background check process, please email per.joinlafd@lacity.org and you will be contacted by a Public Safety Selection & Recruitment Division staff member.

In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to appointment by the Los Angeles Fire Department. The ordinance is available at https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf.

For information regarding upcoming LAFD recruitment events and notifications regarding Firefighter preparatory programs, click here.