Testing Schedule

Certification Exam Information and Schedule

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Testing Eligibility

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

Test dates and times are subject to change.

To schedule a test, please contact Melina Joya at melina.joya@azcfse.org, at least 2 weeks prior to the date you select below, and include the following information:

  1. Candidate Name
  2. AzSTARS EIN Number
  3. Candidate Phone Number
  4. Candidate Email Address
  5. Program Sponsor (Community College or Department that conducted your Program/Academy)
  6. What date/location do you want to schedule for? (See schedule below.)
  7. Type of Exam(s) Needed (i.e. Firefighter I, HazMat FRA and FRO, Firefighter I and II, Fire Instructor I…)
  8. Written/Practical Skills or Both? 

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 are held in May and December as the spring and fall semesters end. Testing dates/locations are only added to this schedule after dates have been confirmed. Check back often, this schedule is updated as testing opportunities become available.

Certification Exam Schedule

Important Notice Regarding Illness:

If you are experiencing any type of illness, even if only a mild cold, you should NOT attend your scheduled exam and will need to reschedule for another date. Anyone displaying symptoms… such as coughing or experiencing any cold/flu-like symptoms will be sent home.

** Firefighter I & II and Hazardous Materials
FRA & FRO Written Exams:

(Test candidates are provided 1.5 hours to take a Firefighter exam and 1 hour for HAZMAT unless noted otherwise.)

 

July 22, 2022 - 5:00 pm

Nogales @ Nogales Fire Department

  • FIREFIGHTER

 

July 24, 2022 - 9:00 am

Whetstone @ Whetstone Fire District

  • FIREFIGHTER
  • HAZMAT

 

Upcoming exam dates will be posted here once they become available.

 

**Written Exams for ALL levels will be held in Avondale at 10:00 am on the 3rd Friday of each month, except for September, or as otherwise noted.

**Contact Melina by email to schedule at least 2 weeks prior to the date you select from this schedule (see above).

**No walk-ins will be allowed to test.

** Firefighter I & II and Hazardous Materials
FRA & FRO Practical Skills Exams:

 

July 23, 2022 - 9:00 am

Nogales @ Nogales Fire Department

  • FIREFIGHTER

 

July 24, 2022 - 10:00 am

Whetstone @ Whetstone Fire District

  • FIREFIGHTER
  • HAZMAT

Upcoming exam dates will be posted here once they become available.

 

No other practical skills exams are confirmed at this time. Check back often, this schedule is updated as testing opportunities become available.

**Contact Melina by email to schedule at least 2 weeks prior to the date you would like to test (see above).

**No walk-ins will be allowed to test.

** Additional Written Exams for Fire Instructor,
Fire Inspector, Fire Officer, or Fire Investigator:

(Test candidates are provided 1.5 hours for all other exams unless noted otherwise)

 

 

July 18, 2022 - 9:00 am

Yuma @ Arizona Western College

  • Fire Instructor I 

 

July 28, 2022 - 1:00 pm

Gilbert @ Gilbert Fire Department

  • Fire Instructor I 

 

**Written Exams for ALL levels will be held in Avondale at 10:00 am on the 3rd Friday of each month, except for September, or as otherwise noted.

**Contact Melina by email to schedule at least 2 weeks prior to the date you select from this schedule (see above).

**No walk-ins will be allowed to test.

 

No other written exams are confirmed at this time. Check back often, this schedule is updated as testing opportunities become available.

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. (See schedule above for HAZMAT and Firefighter written exams)