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2019 94th Traditional Cadet Class Hiring Schedule

The testing and selection process is designed to evaluate all applicants for the position of firefighter in the Albuquerque Fire Rescue. All steps in the process are mandatory.

94th Cadet Class  Applicant

Hiring Schedule

Application Process December 20 - January 30, 2019 - Apply Online 
Deadline for Document Submission (including CPAT certificate) February 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon
Written Test & Pack Test Feb. 4- Feb. 8, 2019 (Written - a.m. & Pack Test - p.m.)
Out-of-Town Testing Process February 11, 2019 (Written Test - a.m. & Pack Test - p.m.)
Structured Oral Interviews February 12 - February 15, 2019
Spreadsheet Preparation February 18 - February 22, 2019
Fire Chief's Selection February 25 - March 1, 2019
Signatures for Background Checks March 4 - March 8, 2019
*Enter Candidates into CABQ/Background Check March 11 - March 15, 2019
Physicals April 1 - April 12, 2019
Cadet Orientation April 2, 2019
Cadet Class Start Date May 28, 2019

Cadet Graduation October 4, 2019


Out-of-Town Applicants

An applicant that lives 100 miles or greater from the City of Albuquerque may participate in the Out of Town Applicant examination week. Applicants will be scheduled to take the Written Examination, Pack Test, and Structured Oral Interview. Each applicant must pass each element of the hiring process before proceeding to the next portion of the hiring process. Failure of any one element will result in removal from the hiring process.


Out-of-Town applicants must provide a valid CPAT certificate that indicates successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test by February 15, 2019. The CPAT must be completed within one year of the written test, which is scheduled for February 11, 2019. If you choose to obtain your CPAT certificate in New Mexico, you may contact:


All dates are subject to change without notice.