March 1st Filing Deadline for 2016 Firefighter Examination in April
March 1is the filing deadline to avoid additional processing fees for the Commonwealth’s 2016 Firefighter Examination which will be held in April.
The written examination is scheduled for Saturday, April 16. The $200 examination fee includes both the written and physical components of the examination. The fee may be waived for candidates receiving certain state or federal public assistance or unemployment insurance. Fee waiver forms are available under the Applicant Forms section of the Civil Service website, www.MASS.GOV/CivilService.
An additional $50 processing fee will be applied to applications filed after March 1, so candidates are encouraged to apply before the deadline. Candidates must be at least 19 years of age on or before March 21. Applications will not be accepted after March 21.
This examination is offered for all Fire Departments covered under Civil Service and may also be utilized by some non-civil service departments. Applicants must pass both the written examination and the physical component of the examination known as the Entry Level Physical Abilities Test (ELPAT) to be placed on the eligibility list for appointment as a firefighter.
To apply, please visit www.MASS.GOV/CivilService. For more information, please call 1-800-392-6178.