The FCTC Statewide Eligibility List (SEL)

FCTC maintains a list of eligible candidates to be used by California fire departments during their hiring process. If you are on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List, you will be seen by fire departments up and down California that are looking to hire.

Click here to see a list of all departments utilizing FCTC's Statewide Eligibility List (SEL).  

In order to be placed on the FCTC Statewide List, you must meet the following criteria:


Register and complete your profile on the FCTC website

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a valid driver’s license – MUST upload to your profile AND keep current
  • Have a high school diploma or GED – MUST complete the education field in your profile
  • Possess a valid Cal-JAC CPAT Card – (CPAT results are uploaded automatically by FCTC)
  • Receive a passing score on the FCTC Written Test – Written test score expires 12 months from date taken

Optional documents that can be uploaded for verification.  This information will be included in your FCTC profile sent to departments:

  • Firefighter 1 Certification
  • EMT Card
  • Paramedic License


Your information will not be forwarded to a fire department unless your online application is complete (including uploading all required documentation). 

While not required to be placed on the statewide list, some certifications, licenses or experience that may be desired or required by fire departments include: Firefighter 1, EMT and Paramedic. Fire departments often list specific job requirements on their websites, under “Careers” or “Recruitment”.



Include your full name and driver's license number and submit your request to