2022 CITY APPLICATION
In addition to submitting a City application from WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022, candidates must register and take the FCA during the testing period.
FIREFIGHTER CANDIDATE ASSESSMENT (FCA)
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 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022, click here.
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.
COVID-19 Firefighter Hiring Update:
At this time, the LAFD hiring process is continuing with a few adjustments in light of these extraordinary circumstances.
- CAPS is currently available Mondays and Saturdays at Drill Tower 81. Click here to sign up.
- CAPS is currently available Thursdays at Drill Tower 40. Click here to sign up.
- To schedule or check on the status of your CPAT testing, contact FCTC via www.fctconline.org.
- To be notified for updates regarding the interview and background check process, please email email@example.com and you will be contacted by a Public Safety Selection & Recruitment Division staff member.
In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to appointment by the Los Angeles Fire Department. The ordinance is available at https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf.
Furthermore, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued a Health Officer Order in which health-care workers who work in indoor or other settings where (1) care is provided to patients, (2) patients have access for any purpose, leading to direct patient contact, or (3) home care or daily living assistance is provided to residents must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status to their employer by September 30, 2021. Effective March 1, 2022, all workers in a High -Risk Setting currently eligible for boosters need to receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. On page 3, #1, Emergency Medical Services Providers are included in the high-risk setting. The Health Officer Order is available at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/HOO/HOO_HealthCareWorkerVaccination.pdf.
For information regarding upcoming LAFD recruitment events and notifications regarding Firefighter preparatory programs, click here.