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 within one year, 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 dates have 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
         (Test times are 2.5 hours for firefighter and 1 hour for HazMat)

    November 29th at 6:30pm, Firefighter, Glendale  
    December 6th at 6:00pm, Firefighter and HazMat, Phoenix  
    December 14th at 5:00pm, Firefighter and HazMat, Sahuarita (near Tucson)
    December 7th at 9:00am, HazMat, Glendale  
    December 12th at 8:00am, Firefighter, Mesa
    December 12th at 6:00pm, Firefighter and HazMat, Tucson 
    December 14th at 5:00pm, Firefighter and HazMat, Sierra Vista  
    December 14th at 6:00pm, Firefighter, Flagstaff  
    December 15th at 9:00am, HazMat, Glendale
 
   
    Note: there will be more testing opportunities coming soon in December and January 

OTHER TESTING OPPORTUNITIES
Monthly Written Exams - Written exams for ALL levels will be held at the AZCFSE Avondale office at 10:00AM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. There will be no testing scheduled in September due to the State Fire School.  
No practical exams will occur during the monthly testing in Avondale.     

***Contact Melina by email (see above) to schedule at least 10 days prior to the date you would like to test.  
No walk-ins will be allowed to test***
 
FIREFIGHTER I & II OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PRACTICAL EXAMS       

    December 3rd at 6:00pm, Firefighter, Glendale  
    December 4th at 6:00pm, Firefighter, Glendale  
    December 15th at 8:00am, Firefighter and HazMat, Sahuarita (near Tucson)
    December 7th at 10:00am, HazMat, Glendale  
    December 10th at 8:00am, Firefighter, Mesa
    December 15th at 8:00am, Firefighter and HazMat, Tucson 
    December 15th at 8:00am, Firefighter and HazMat, Sierra Vista  
    December 15th at 8:00am, Firefighter, Flagstaff  
    December 15th at 10:00am, HazMat, Glendale 

    Note: there will be more testing opportunities coming soon in December and January

***Contact Melina by email (see above) to schedule at least 10 days prior to the date you would like to test.  
No walk-ins will be allowed to test***

OTHER WRITTEN EXAMS - FIRE INSTRUCTOR, FIRE INSPECTOR, FIRE OFFICER OR FIRE INVESTIGATOR
 (Test times are 1.5 hours, unless noted otherwise)

    November 19th at 9:00am, Golder Ranch, North of Tucson  
    November 30th at 8:00am, Lake Havasu City, 1 hour tests only 

    Note: there will be more testing opportunities coming soon in December and January

***Important Note: Written retests for Hazardous Materials Awareness & 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).    

OTHER TESTING OPPORTUNITIES
Monthly Written Exams - Written exams for ALL levels will be held at the AZCFSE Avondale office at 10:00AM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. There will be no testing scheduled in September due to the State Fire School.  
No practical exams will occur during the monthly testing in Avondale.     

***Contact Melina by email (see above) to schedule at least 10 days prior to the date you would like to test.  
No walk-ins will be allowed to test***