Exam Requirements

Below are the minimum requirements candidates need to meet for each agency before registering for their exam with National Testing Network.

Must be able to show proof of legal right to work in the U.S.
Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

King County Fire District 20

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

Renton Regional Fire Authority

At least 18 years old
Enumclaw Fire Department

Valley Regional Fire Authority

At least 21 years old

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Requirements

The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is not required to take the written exam, but you will need to have a valid CPAT to participate in the interview process. Keep the following items in mind:

Your CPAT must be provided by an IAFF certified CPAT provider.
You must be able to show proof of a current CPAT by the time you’re invited for an interview.
A current CPAT is one that was completed within the last 12 months.
CPAT centers do not have CPATs available every day. Make sure you plan ahead so that your CPAT is completed in time.

WA Based IAFF Certified CPAT Centers

Public Safety Testing

National Testing Network

Pre-Employment Requirements

In addition to the exam requirements above, candidates must also meet the minimum requirements below to move forward in the hiring process with each agency.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must show proof of passing the CPAT by the time you are contacted to interview.
Must pass a personal and professional reference check.
Must pass a criminal background check.
Must pass an NFPA 1582 standard firefighter medical exam.
Must pass an illegal drug screening.
Must pass a psychological exam.

Veterans Preference Requirements

Once selected to move forward in the hiring process, candidates wishing to claim veterans preference will be required to provide a copy of their DD-214 discharge form and a completed Civil Service Veterans Scoring Declaration form .  The Civil Service Declaration form is available here.