Financial Hardship

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Individuals who demonstrate a financial hardship may apply for a grant through the California Fire Foundation. Please complete and print the application and include any required documentation.  Please mail application and documents to CA Fire Foundation, 1780 Creekside Oaks, Sacramento, CA 95833. Please click here for the application.


Eligible Test Fees

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) – Up to $200 Includes:

  • Two (2) orientation sessions
  • Two (2) practice sessions
  • One (1) CPAT

Written Test – $50 Per Test 

 Both CPAT & Written Test – $250.00 Includes:

  • Two (2) orientation sessions (CPAT)
  • Two (2) practice sessions (CPAT)
  • One (1) CPAT
  • One (1) Written Test

Rescheduling Your Test
Candidates may reschedule their test date up to 2 business days before their event date without penalty.  Changes less than two business days before an event may be subject to termination of grant.

No Shows
If you do not show up for your scheduled event you will forfeit that portion of your grant.