The FCTC Statewide List

Fire Departments can use the The Firefighter Candidate Testing Center's Statewide Eligibility List with confidence.

To be placed on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List, candidates must:


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

  • 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

A Statewide Eligibility List that allows Fire Departments flexibility  

Departments throughout the state utilize the Statewide Eligibility List in various ways. For example, departments can request the list and contact the candidates directly. Departments can also use the FCTC list as a pre-qualifier - meaning when they open up their application process they may require applicants to have passed their CPAT and/or Written Test.

Please contact the Cal-JAC to learn how your department can utilize the services of FCTC.

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Departments affiliated with the Cal-JAC can access the FCTC statewide list at no cost

Departments that are not Cal-JAC-affiliated pay a modest fee when any candidate is hired from the FCTC list.

Contact FCTC for more information about using the FCTC Statewide List

Job-Listing Info for Cal-JAC-Affiliated Departments

Departments wishing to list their opening on the Cal-JAC's statewide job board, please contact Cal-JAC at