2023 101st 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.

101st Cadet Class Applicant

Hiring Schedule

Application Process


January 2, 2023 - March 20, 2023 - Apply Online 

Document Submission Deadline for Local Applicants (includes CPAT certificate)

Visit nmcpat.com to schedule CPAT.


March 24, 2023 by 5:00pm

Written Examination


April 3, 2023 - April 7, 2023 (Academy)

Out-of-Town Testing Process  (Document Submission Deadline for Out-of-Town Applicants: April 14, 2023)


April 17, 2023 (Written Test)

Structured Oral Interviews 


April 18, 2023 - April 21, 2023 (Convention Center)

Cadet Orientation


June 13, 2023

101st Cadet Class Start Date


August 14, 2023

101st Cadet Class Graduation for EMT's

101st Cadet Class Graduation for non-EMT's

December 15, 2023

February 16, 2024


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 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 April 14, 2023. 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: www.nmcpat.com


All dates are subject to change without notice.

AFR personnel working with UNM Lifeguard