FDNY Exam Latest Info: The FDNY Office of Recruitment & Retention (ORR) anticipates that the next Firefighter Open Competitive exam will be held in the Fall of 2024. The exam is administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) in two parts, the computer based written and CPAT physical.

The application as listed on a prep school called Civil Service Success.com will be available through DCAS.

The FDNY Exam application period is from 3/6/2024 to 5/21/2024. The applications will be available online at DCAS also known as the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

The FDNY is recruiting under the tag JoinFDNY.

The NYC Firefighter candidate eligibility requirements are as follows:

You can start your process of becoming an FDNY Firefighter as early as 17 1/2 years of age. You should not reach your 29th birthday by the beginning of the application process. However, there are exceptions to this rule:

  • If you are on the Special Military list for the FDNY Firefighter Exam, you cannot turn 36-years old by the beginning of the current application period to be eligible to take the exam.
  • If you were on active military duty, you can subtract up the amount of time you spent on duty from your actual age. The maximum you can subtract is 6 years. This rule is defined in Section 243 of New York State Military Law.

If you meet requirements above, you must:

  • Pass both the computer-based test and physical ability test.
  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of appointment.
  • Be at least 21 years of age by time of appointment.
  • Be able to prove your identity and the right to obtain employment in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
  • Pass medical and psychological tests, as well as a drug screening.
  • Demonstrate proof of good character and pass a background investigation.
  • Be able to understand and be understood in English.
  • Hold a valid New York State motor vehicle driver’s license.
  • Be a resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City or live in Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk or Westchester County.

Education/Military/Work Experience Eligibility

  • By the date of appointment, have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent.
  • Have at least 15 college semester credits earned at an accredited college or university.
  • OR, for applicants with a military service background, must have full-time military service with an honorable discharge.
  • OR six months of full-time, satisfactory, paid work experience.

At www.civilservicesuccess.com, the school has been committed to providing candidates and interested individuals with application information, preparation for this exam, practice exams and dynamic instruction to score a higher grade on the NYC Firefighter exam.

Register for thje comprehensive FDNY Entrance Exam class, designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in preparation for the upcoming exam and help you excel in your career.

This class comprises of two engaging 2.5-hour in-person sessions, supplemented by an accessible online practice course that can be completed at your own pace. We will provide our students with a lesson booklet at the beginning of each in-person class, which will contain information that corresponds to the lecture given in class that day. It will also contain exam practice questions, which will be completed both in class and at home.

As per Join FDNY: If you’ve ever dreamt of being a member of New York’s Bravest, this could be your gateway to the most rewarding career you will ever have. Best-in-class training and advancement opportunities are just some of the benefits FDNY offers. If you have the courage, the heart and the desire to be a leader, we invite you to explore what it takes to Join FDNY. All are welcome to serve our great City.

FDNY Firefighters receive an incredible benefits package and a competitive salary.

  • Lifelong medical coverage for you and your family
  • FDNY Growth opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Up to four weeks paid vacation per year
  • Generous pension

FDNY Starting salary for a Firefighter is $45,196. But with overtime and holiday pay, which is often required, you can get additional compensation bringing the starting salary to over $60,000 a year. After five years, a Firefighter can make more than $110,000, including overtime and holiday pay.

To FDNY Prep Course information go to www.civilservicesuccess.com to help you prepare for this very competitive New York City Fire Fighter Exam.

The City of New York (nyc.gov) DCAS

Over 80% of city government positions require you to take and pass a civil service exam. Standardized testing helps ensure the hiring and promotion processes are fair, competitive, and result in the City hiring the most qualified candidate for the job.

DCAS typically administers over 180 exams to more than 110,000 candidates on an annual basis. Taking an exam is a multi-step process, but once you complete it and pass, you become eligible to work with the City of New York. You can apply for an exam on any desktop computer with internet access or at one of our testing centers in each of the five boroughs. For more information on the exams process visit the exams page.

DCAS Computer-based Testing and Application Centers (CTACs) have re-opened to the public. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, walk-ins are no longer accepted and appointments must be scheduled online through OASys.

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