Fire Officer Exam Schedule 2020 and Qualifications

Civil Service Commission announces the Schedule for Fire Officer Exam on Thursday. The date of the Examination will be on June 21, 2020. Interested applicants may apply from March 31, 2020, to April 30, 2020.

Date of ExaminationStart of ApplicationEnd of Application
June 21, 2020 March 31, 2020 April 30, 2020

The objective of the exam is to establish a Register of Eligibles (RoE) from which certification and appointment to second level ranks in the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and other functionally related positions shall be made, provided the eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the positions.

Who can take the Exam?

If you want to be part of BFP, you need to be qualified to take the Exam. Here are the qualifications:

QUALIFICATION / ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS All applicants MUST STRICTLY MEET the following qualification requirements:

1. Filipino citizen;

2. Must be 21 to 35 years old at the date/time of filing of application;

3. Must be of good moral character;

4. Must be mentally and physically fit;

5. Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or of disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs;

6. Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government; and

7. Must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution of learning.

8. No height requirement for this exam but once you apply as a Fire Officer they have a requirement of 1.62 meters or 5’4″ in height for male and 1.57 meters or 5’2″ for the female in order to qualify.

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The following eligibilities may opt not to take the exam:

Those who possess the following eligibility may choose not to take the exam and apply directly as Fire Officer I.

  • Board and Bar Passer
  • Passers of Civil Service Examination (Professional) and Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO).

Grantees of eligibilities under special laws and issuances:

  • Honor Graduate Eligibility (P.D. 907)
  • Scientific and Technological Specialist Eligibility (P.D 997)
  • Sanggunian Member Eligibility Second-level (R.A No. 10156)

NOTE a) Age requirement shall be waived for incumbent employees of the BFP. Age requirement shall also be waived for former BFP employees, provided their applications are endorsed by the BFP and provided further that they can meet the minimum service requirement pursuant to existing laws.

Disclaimer: The information below is from the Examination last year. The civil service commission will give the details one week prior to the application period. Like our Facebook Page so you can be updated.

Application Requirements

1. Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016).

NOTE: The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the Application Form should be left blank. These shall be accomplished in the presence of the CSC processor.

2. Four (4) pieces of identical I.D. Passport size picture (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches), colored with white background and taken 3 months prior to filing your application.

It should be printed in good quality paper in a standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin). Importantly, no eyeglasses colored contact lenses or any accessories that may cover your facial features. As well as no computer enhancement and should be bare face showing left and right ear.

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Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera with neutral facial expression, and both eyes open. With HANDWRITTEN (not computer-generated) name tag legibly showing SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED FULL NAME in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name, if any. Refer to the photo below.

3. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which is preferably valid (not expired on the date of filing of application): See the list of Valid ID’s here.

4. Prepare an examination fee of P700.

Application Procedure

You must submit all the required documents personally in the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO), or at any of the CSC RO’s Field Offices, where they intend to take the examination. You can visit the CSC website for more information.

Venue of Exam

The Civil Service Commission will give the details one week prior to the application date. They shall issue an Examination Advisory on the examination venue/school assignment and other important reminders, including what to bring on examination day.


  1. Scope of Examination

General Ability (25%): Verbal, Analytical, Numerical ————————————————————————–Specialized Area (75%): (composed of the following)Fire Suppression (30%)

  • Pre-Fire Planning
  • Firefighting Techniques and Procedures
  • Tools and Equipment and Apparatus

Fire Safety and Prevention (20%)

  • Fire Code of the Philippines
  • NFPA Laws, Fire Safety Related Codes, and other BFP issuances (Building Code, Electrical Code)
  • BFP Citizens Charter, SOP/MCs on Fire Safety Inspection

Fire Investigation (15%)

  • The Law on Arson in the Philippines (RPC)

– Constitutional Rights of the Accused – Prima Facie Evidence of Arson – Rules of Court

  • Procedure and Techniques
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– Identification, Preservation, and Handling of Evidence – Other Related Procedure and Techniques

  • SOP’s on Fire and Arson Investigation

Administrative Matters (10%)

  • RA 6975, 9263, 9592 and their IRR.
  • CSC Rules and Regulations and Qualification Standards

BFP Memo Circulars and SOP’s on Administrative Matters
2. Other Information

Passing Grade

To be able to pass the FOE Exam, you need to get an average of 80. Once you pass the exam, you will have second level eligibility. You can now proceed with your application as a Fire Officer I.

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  1. please email me when is the the schedule of exam, and if there are an online registration

    • sana i-consider nila kahit high school graduate or college level lang. Marami akong kakilala who will be a good firemen kaso di sila nakapagtapos due to financial problem.

  2. Please update us maam/sir i really need this job. Thank you and godbless

  3. good day maam/sir. pwede po ba mag exam ung nasa ibang bansa ang bachelor’s degree?

  4. Ask ko lang anu po ba yung age req. Up to 35 ba talaga.. At saan po ang venue ng exam kapag sa aklan? Please reply. Thank you!

    • how about age wala po ba waiver 37 years old na po… bka skali puede pa… want to be part of BFP Iam also degree holder… and i use to work in the government institution….

    • Mam/Sir please send me through my email account the exact date, time and place po ng examination. Maraming salamat po. Godbless.

  5. sana i-consider nila kahit high school graduate or college level lang. Marami akong kakilala who will be a good firemen kaso di sila nakapagtapos due to financial problem.

  6. Good afternoon po sir /madam,
    My online filing po b kayo..dito po kasi ako saudi baka sakaling palarin po ako jan..n jesus name…salamat po ng marami

  7. Good morning po maam/sir i am still qualified at the age of 39?and i have a license from marina..tnx po

  8. ask ko lang po..if may CSC (Professional) Eligibility pero undergrad…pa po…qualified din po ba?

  9. Hello poh gud non po..dito sa negros icc. San po pwde mg file ?salamat po

  10. Im a board passer sa LET, pwede na po ba ako mag apply agad without taking the exam?

  11. sa BARMM hnd na po nagmamatter ang mga exam na yan bsta lng mayroon kang 450K sigurado ka na may slot ka sa BFP ganun din sa PNP.

  12. Good evening mam sir.. sir puede po ba ang 135 units ko po as a Emt course ko po sa redcross po ako dati as a medic.. Di po ako naka pag college as 4 years grad or 2 years grad…Caregiver 6 months sa brent hospital and colleges inc zamboanga city po ako.. then nag take sa redcross ng emt(Medic)course certified medic nasa 135 units po kasi yun.. im 32 years old na po..

    • Questions lang po,
      1. Im 34 next year sa pag take ng exam po, pano po pag lumabas na ung result 35 na po aq, still qualified pa din po ba aq mag apply?
      2. And if masters degree po pede na po ba ung eligibility?
      I’m interested po sana.
      Thanks for the reply God bless

  13. Hi! Ma’am /Sir, I already passed the Board Exam Republic Act (1080) pwede na po ba akong Mag apply without taking the Exam thank u po sa sasagot!

    • no po. pag board passer ka na po, no need na mag take nitong exam. deretso ka na po mag apply.

  14. Bakit po nung ngpunta aq sa office ng csc dto s ilagan isabela sabi po nila wala pa daw po silang natatanggap n memo s central office panu po yan sir/madam

  15. Hellow good day sir, gusto w po sana mag bfp, what if oic licens po aq sa marina ( maritime industry ) kailangan pa po ba aq mga exam? OIC or 3rd Engineer license, at ano po ung maging post. Ko da bfp, thankyou

  16. Im a board passer for nursing.. can i apply.. w/out taking the exam..but my height is 5,3

  17. Good evening po Ma’am/Sir, I am from dasma cavite, on going parin po ba ak submission of application? Saan po pwedeng mag pasa dito sa calabarzon?
    I am a registered criminologist po.
    Thank you

    • hi po, pwede na po kayo deretso mag apply kung may hiring po. no need to take this exam.

  18. CSC admin good day!
    paano po yung 3yrs technology grad may category 1 certificate of eligibility ako sa CSC. pwede ba po yan, 7yrs na kasi ako firefighter sa private sector…

  19. 4 years grad po ako at membro po ako sanguniang kabataan or SK .. Kailangan ku pa bang mag exam?

      • Good day paano po mag apply if sa province pa po ako sa pampanga im graduated b. S marine.. Related sa fire fighting ang course namen oic liscence po ako.. Ayoko na din sumakay pls contact my number 09234599471

    • Not na required to take this exam. you can apply directly pag may opening ang bfp. Pero dapat 2nd level ang eligibility.

  20. No need to take the exam po ba if board passer na for teacher? And san po ba pwedi mag.apply dito sa Pagadian?

    • Since graduated po ako ng BS in Environmental science. Anu po ang dapat gawin? At requirements po.

  21. Willing po ako maging part of your team.. Im graduated bachellor in marine transportation.. Rellated naman po ang course namen sa firefigthing paano po mag procced kung province kopo sa pampanga pero.. Dito po ako naka stay sa manila. Oic liscence din po.. need kopo advice kung anong procedure ang pwedi pls contact me.. Asap maraming salamat po 09234599471

  22. Sir how is height waver work? I mean for example I’m 160cm tall and I need to get a height waver. Where to get that waver?

  23. Good day ma’am /sir Isa po aqng license teacher 28 yrs. Old kaso po Ang height ko po at 5.1 lng male pwede parin po ba aq mag apply?

  24. Pwedi po ba mag apply 2 degree course po ako at pasado po ako sa maritime oic exam at seaman po ako ngayon.

  25. Since nasa ECQ pa po tayo until april 30 mam/sir, kailan po ang FILING FOR APPLICATION ?

  26. Hi sir/ma’am good day po, i am a license midwife (the 2 years midwifery) pero natapos ko na po BS-Midwifery ko , need ko pa po ba mag FOE or deretso na application for BFP?

  27. How about hrm grad.na gusto mag bfp?ano po ang ieexam.?magkaiba po ba ang civil service at fire officer exam?alin sa dalawa ang itetake?thanks

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