Candidate Advancement Program

LAFD FF Recruitment Section offers a variety of preparatory programs for FF Candidates. All LAFD programs are free. The Department does not charge for any of our recruitment and mentoring services, nor do we accept gifts or special favors for our services. If someone approaches you requesting money or special favors, please notify a uniformed FF immediately.

LAFD Recruitment Section can be reached at (213) 893-9899

Pursuant to City of Los Angeles Ordinance No. 187219, to attend a CAP session, you must bring verification with you of your full COVID 19 vaccination status, or evidence of a negative COVID 19 test you have taken within 72 hours prior to your scheduled CAP session date and time. Candidates who do not provide valid COVID vaccine verification or a negative COVID test result within 72 hours prior to the CAP session date and time will not be allowed to attend the session.

Types of Acceptable Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination:

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (White Card) - front and back
  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Digital Vaccination Record
People who were vaccinated in California can get a free digital COVID-19 Vaccination Record at

Register today for the Candidate Advancement Program at CAPS DT81 or CAPS DT40-HARBOR.

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