2022 99th 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 requirements and steps in the process are mandatory.

99th Cadet Class Applicant

Hiring Schedule

Application Process December 6, 2021 - February 25, 2022 - Apply Online 

Document Submission Deadline for Local Applicants (includes CPAT certificate)

Visit to schedule CPAT.

February 25, 2022 by 5:00pm
Written Test February 28 - March 3, 2022 (Academy)
Pack Test  March 6 - March 10, 2022 (Nusenda Track)

Out-of-Town Testing Process  (Document Submission Deadline for Out-of-Town Applicants: March 21, 2022)

March 21, 2022 (Written Test - a.m. & Pack Test - p.m.)
Structured Oral Interviews  March 22 - March 25, 2022 (Convention Center)
Cadet Orientation May 31, 2022
99th Cadet Class Start Date August 1, 2022

99th Cadet Class Graduation for EMT's

99th Cadet Class Graduation for non-EMT's

December 2, 2022

January 26, 2023


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 hiring process. To reduce travel time and expense, applicants will be scheduled for consecutive days (see above) 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 have all documents, including a valid CPAT certificate that indicates successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test, submitted by March 21, 2022. Failure to submit documents and obtain a valid CPAT certificate by the deadline will result in removal from the hiring process.


All applicants must complete the CPAT within one year prior to the written test. If you choose to obtain your CPAT certificate in New Mexico, you may contact:


All dates are subject to change without notice.

AFR personnel working with UNM Lifeguard