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Take the
entry-level firefighter exam
for FREE!

The Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) is introducing a new version of their Written Test and needs your help to finish the process!

Sign up to take a beta version of FCTC’s new test and earn a free credit for a Written Test!

Sat. 12/14/19 - FCTC Livermore
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wed 12/18/19 - Fremont Fire Dept.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please note that the beta test will require approximately three hours to complete. Participants must be 18 or older. Space for the test is limited, and slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free Written Test credit must be used by December 31, 2020.

Participants in the beta test are NOT eligible to participate in an FCTC Written Test within 30 days of completing the beta testing process.

Beta test scores are NOT reported to departments and are not considered for placement on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List (SEL). 

To register for a beta test, please email


Fair, validated general-knowledge test, tailored to the fire service


FCTC's Candidate Physical Ability Test, the standard in California


Click here to see current openings.