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 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 February 2, 2022 through June 15, 2022, click here. In addition, click here to review the FCA Preparation Guide.

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.

*Note: You may only take the FCA one time for this exam cycle. If you fail the FCA, you will not be able to move forward in the selection process.