2023 100th 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.

100th Cadet Class Applicant

Hiring Schedule

Application Process


April 18, 2022 - June 18, 2022 - Apply Online 

Document Submission Deadline for Local Applicants (includes CPAT certificate)

Visit to schedule CPAT.


June 24, 2022 by 5:00pm

Written Test


July 5, 2022 - July 8, 2022 (Academy)

Pack Test 


July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022 (Nusenda Track)

Out-of-Town Testing Process  (Document Submission Deadline for Out-of-Town Applicants: July 25, 2022)


July 25, 2022 (Written Test - a.m. & Pack Test - p.m.)

Structured Oral Interviews 


July 26, 2022 - July 29, 2022 (Convention Center)

Cadet Orientation


October 25, 2022

100th Cadet Class Start Date


February 13, 2023

100th Cadet Class Graduation for EMT's

100th Cadet Class Graduation for non-EMT's

June 16, 2023

August 12, 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 July 25, 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