State Fire Training - Testing Schedule

Testing Eligibility

To be eligible to test, candidates must have successfully completed an approved Arizona Certification Program within the past year.  Candidates have 3 attempts to pass certification testing after completing a certification program.  If unsuccessful after 3 attempts a candidate must complete another program to test.

Test dates and times are subject to change.   

To schedule to test, please contact Melina Joya by email at: melina.joya@azcfse.org at least 10 days prior to your requested test date, and include the below listed information. 
  1. Name
  2. EIN
  3. Phone Number
  4. Email address
  5. Program Sponsor (Community College or Department that conducted your program or academy)
  6. What date/location do you want to schedule for (See schedule below)?
  7. Type of Exam needed (i.e. Firefighter I, HazMat FRO, Firefighter I & II, Fire Instructor I…)
  8. Written/Practical Skills or both? (Practical Skills would apply to Firefighter & HazMat only)
No walk-ins will be allowed to test. Refer to the schedule below for available test dates/locations

Important information about testing opportunities: The majority of testing opportunities will be in May and December as the semesters end.  Testing is only added to this schedule after the date has been confirmed, 
usually several weeks prior to the test. Check back often as this schedule is usually updated monthly when there are testing opportunities available.

Testing Schedule

Important note:  when additional testing opportunities become available, they will be posted here.

Firefighter I & II or Hazardous Materials Written Exams
         (2.5 hours for firefighter and 1 hour for HM)

        Nov 8th at 4:00pm, Hazardous Materials, Sierra Vista      
        Nov 20th at 9:00am, Hazardous Materials, Avondale  
        Nov 30th at 6:30pm, Firefighter, Glendale   
        Nov 30th at 8:30am, Hazardous Materials, Tucson       
        Other testing opportunities: Monthly Avondale written exams - for firefighter, hazardous materials, and any other level will be held at the Avondale office at 10:00AM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in addition to any other times and locations listed above (no practical exams will occur during the monthly Avondale testing)

***Contact Melina by email (see above) to schedule at least one week prior to the test date.  No walk-ins will be allowed to test***
 
Firefighter I & II or Hazardous Materials Practical Exams       

        Nov 8th at 5:00pm, Hazardous Materials, Sierra Vista    
        Nov 20th at 10:00am, Hazardous Materials, Avondale  
        Nov 30th at 9:30am, Hazardous Materials, Tucson       
        Dec 4th at 6:00pm, Firefighter, Glendale   
        Dec 5th at 6:00pm, Firefighter, Glendale   

***Contact Melina by email (see above) to schedule at least one week prior to the test date.  No walk-ins will be allowed to test***

Other Written Exams

Fire Instructor, Fire Inspector, Fire Officer , Fire Investigator: test times are 1.5 hours unless noted otherwise.

        Oct 17th at 9:00am, Tucson           
        Other testing opportunities: Monthly Avondale written exams - will be held at the Avondale office at 10:00AM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in addition to any other times and locations listed above (no practical exams will occur during the monthly Avondale testing). 

***Contact Melina by email (see above) to schedule at least one week prior to the test date.  No walk-ins will be allowed to test***

***Important Note: written retests for Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, Fire Inspector, Fire Instructor, Fire Officer, or Fire Investigator may be taken during a scheduled Firefighter written exam due to the shorter time limit (see schedule for Firefighter written tests above).