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Fire Officer Exam (FOE) 2024 – Schedule, Online Application and Requirements

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Are you ready to become a firefighter? The Fire Officer Exam (FOE) 2024 is your chance!

Learn about the schedule, how to apply online, and what you need for the exam here.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announces the schedule of online applications for the Fire Officer Exam (FOE) 2024 through CSC Examination Announcement No. 1, Series of 2022.

Fire Officer Exam Schedule 2024

The Commission has calendared the direction of FOE for CY 2024. The Examination date is supposed to be June 02, 2024. Intrigued candidates may apply from March 4, 2024, to April 3, 2024.

Date of
Application PeriodTarget Release
Date of Test
June 02, 2024March 4, 2024 April 3, 2024 July 14, 2024

With limited acceptance of applications for the period 16-27 December 2023 to be managed by the CSC Regional/Field Offices to give way to the preparation and submission of year-end reports, project/program evaluation reports, and other year-end official activities.

Fire Officer Exam Online Application 2024

The CSC regional offices are expected to release the links where to apply online. Stay tuned for the update. We will keep you informed in this section.

Who can take the Fire Officer Exam?

Here are the specific qualifications for the Fire Officer Exam as posted by CSC (extracted from the FOE 2018 guidelines). All applicants must strictly meet these qualifications to qualify.

  • Must be a Filipino citizen;
  • Must be 21 to 35 years old at the date/time of filing of application;
  • Must be of good moral character;
  • Must be mentally and physically fit;
  • Must have not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs;
  • Must have not been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government; 
  • Must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution of learning;

Take note of the following additional reminders:

  • The age requirement shall be waived for incumbent employees of the BFP and former employees of BFP, provided that BFP endorses their applications and that they can meet the minimum service requirement according to existing laws.
  • Approval of applications may be recalled at any time upon discovery of the applicant’s disqualification, for which the examination fees paid shall be forfeited.
  • Applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 may apply for and take the examination upon presentation of the original and photocopy of Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship from the Bureau of Immigration and meet all the other admission and application requirements for the examination.
  • Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may take the examination and shall be conferred the eligibility if they successfully pass the same.
  • However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found guilty, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision and on Section 57 (a) of the 2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service.

Also, the following individuals may opt not to take the examination anymore.

Passers of civil service eligibility examinations, as follows:

  • Career Service Examination (Professional level)
  • Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO)
  • Grantees of eligibilities under special laws and CSC issuances, as follows:
  • Honor Graduate Eligibility under P.D. 907
  • Scientific and Technological Specialist Eligibility under P.D. 997
  • Sanggunian Member Eligibility (Second level) under RA No. 10156

Fire Officer Exam Requirements 2024

Application Form

ID Pictures

Four (4) pieces of ID photos were printed in good quality photo paper, passport size, colored with white background, with a handwritten name tag showing the signature over printed full name format.

In the photo studio, tell them that the photo is to be used for the Civil Service application; they already know the specifications.

Meanwhile, here are the detailed specifications:

  • Taken within the last three (3) months prior to the filing of the application
  • Philippine passport picture size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.78” x 1.38”)
  • Colored, with a white background and printed on good quality photo paper
  • Must be 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)
  • Must be in the bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features (facial features not computer enhanced)
  • Must show the left and right ears
  • Must be taken in full-face view, directly facing the camera, with neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Must have 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

Valid IDs

Original and photocopy of any of the following ID Cards, preferably valid. All other IDs not included in the list below shall not be accepted.

  • Driver’s license/ Temporary Driver’s license/ Student Driver’s Permit;
  • Passport;
  • PRC License ID;
  • SSS ID;
  • GSIS ID;
  • Voter’s ID;
  • BIR/Taxpayer’s ID;
  • Philhealth ID
  • Postal ID;
  • Current company ID;
  • Current School ID;
  • Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate;
  • Barangay ID;
  • NBI Clearance;
  • Seaman’s Book;
  • HDMF Transaction ID;
  • PWD ID;
  • Solo Parent ID;
  • Senior Citizen ID;
  • Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD);
  • CSC Eligibility Card

Examination Fee

The exam fee is seven hundred pesos (Php700.00).

Additional Requirements (if applicable)

  • For applicants without a date of birth on their ID cards – Original and Photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or the Local Civil Registry printed on Security Paper.
  • For applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 – Original and Photocopy of Certification of Retention/ Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by the Bureau of Immigration
  • For incumbent employees of BFP, availing of the waiver on age requirement – Certification of Employment issued by the authorized agency official
  • For former employees of BFP, availing of the waiver on age requirement – Application Endorsement by the authorized BFP official with a statement certifying that the applicant can meet the minimum service requirement based on existing laws

FOE Application Procedure

You must personally submit all the required documents to the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO) or any of the CSC RO’s Field Offices where they intend to take the examination.

You can visit the CSC website for more information.

FOE Testing Center

Fire Officer exams in June 2024 are expected to be held at the following testing centers.

  • Region 1 – San Fernando City, La Union
  • Region 2 – Tuguegarao City
  • Region 3 – San Fernando City, Pampanga
  • Region 4 – Batangas City
  • Region 5 – Legazpi City
  • Region 6 – Iloilo City
  • Region 7 – Cebu City
  • Region 8 – Tacloban City
  • Region 9 – Zamboanga City
  • Region 10 – Cagayan de Oro City
  • Region 11 – Davao City
  • Region 12 – Koronadal City/ General Santos City
  • National Capital Region (NCR) – Quezon City
  • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) – Baguio City
  • CARAGA – Butuan City
  • BARMM – Cotabato City

FOE 2024 Exam Coverage

The June 2024 Fire Officer Exams covered the following topics:

  • General Ability (25%): Verbal, Analytical and Numerical
  • Fire Suppression (30%)
    • Pre-Fire Planning; 
    • Firefighting Techniques and Procedures; 
    • Tools, Equipment, and Apparatus
  • Fire Safety and Prevention (20%):
    • Fire Code of the Philippines; 
    • Fire Safety Related Codes, NFPA Laws, 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
    • Procedures and Techniques;
      • Identification, Preservation, and Handling of Evidence
      • Other Related Procedures and Techniques
    • SOP’s in Fire and Arson Investigation
  • Administrative Matters (10%)
    • RA 6975, 9263 & 9592 and its IRR; 
    • CSC Rules and Regulations and Qualification Standards; 
    • BFP Memo Circulars and SOPs on Administrative Matters

Fire Officer Exam Passing Grade

The FOE exam has 160 items, 150 for the test proper and 10 items for Examinee Descriptive Questions (EDQ) about the personal data of examinees.

The exams will start from 8:00 AM to 11:05 AM or take 3 hours and 5 minutes.

The Commission advises the applicant to come to the examination center one hour before the test proper.

The examinee shall obtain an 80.00% general rating to pass the examination.

Fire Officer Exam Eligibility

  • If the examinee passes the Fire Officer Exams, the Civil Service Commission will confer the Fire Officer Eligibility to the passer.
  • The second-level eligibility is specific and appropriate for appointment to second-level ranks in the fire protection service and functionality.

Examination Day

On examination day, be sure to take note of the following:

  • No face mask and face shield, no entry
  • No ID Card/document, no exam
  • Be at the testing venue no later than 6:30 AM
  • Observe physical distancing
  • Wear proper attire on examination day, preferably white T-shirts/tops. A sleeveless shirt/blouse, shorts/short pants, tokong pants, ripped jeans, and slippers are not allowed.
  • Examinees are not allowed to bring cellular phones, gadgets, smartphones, smart watches, pens, and glasses with built-in cameras, books, and other forms of printed materials and other similar items.
  • Bringing the test booklet outside of the examination room is strictly prohibited.

Things to bring

Don’t forget to bring the following on examination day:

  • ID Card – preferably the same ID presented during the application
  • Black ball pen
  • Health Declaration Form
  • Personal Alcohol/Sanitizer

Where to Get Application Form and How to File Application?

Step 1: Where to get the Application Form

You can find the application form, which is called CS Form No. 100, in a few different ways. It’s designed to be easy to get, and you don’t need to be a genius to do it.

  • Option 1: You can get the application form at any CSC Regional or Field Office. They’re easy to find.
  • Option 2: If you’re good with technology, you can download the form from the official CSC website, It’s easy to use, and you can print it on legal-size paper.

Step 2: How to File the Application

Once you have your application form, you must know how to submit it. It’s important to understand this process, but don’t worry, it’s not complicated.

  • Step 2.1: Contact the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO) or CSC Field Office where you plan to take the exam. They will provide all the necessary details and instructions for submitting your application.
  • Step 2.2: Each office may have different methods for submitting applications, so you should reach out to them to find out the best option for you. They will guide you through the process.
  • Step 2.3: To make things easier, you can find a complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices all over the country on the CSC Website ( This way, you can easily find their contact information and locations.

Release of Results

CSC targeted to release the official results and list of passers for FOE June 2024 on July 14, 2024.

CSC advised examinees to directly coordinate with the CSC Regional Office for other concerns like verification of examinee number and other examination result-related matters.

For Updates


  1. Sebastian, A. A. (2022, October 20). Examination Advisory No. 16, s. 2022 – Fire Officer Examination (FOE).
  2. Sebastian, A. A. (2023, October 12). Examination Announcement No. 04 s. 2023 – CSE PPT Exam Calendar CY 2024.
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24 responses to “Fire Officer Exam (FOE) 2024 – Schedule, Online Application and Requirements”

  1. I want to be a police

  2. Michael Angelo M. Magnaye Avatar

    Good day. I am a college graduate, I would like to apply for Fire Officer exam. Thank you.

  3. Caironesa A. Cabili Avatar

    I wan’t to grab this opportunity
    I wan’t to apply
    Saan po maka koha ng form for region 11

  4. Kinghardy Dejesus Avatar

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  5. John paul C. conde Avatar

    Isa po akong collage graduate.


    How to apply

  7. Mark Fajardo Avatar

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    Gusto ko po mag apply
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  8. James Christopher A Villanueva Avatar

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  10. Eugene Norvin Cadena Patricio Avatar

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  11. Elizabeth Pascasio Asuncion Avatar

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  12. Elizabeth Asuncion Avatar

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  13. Ryan Avelino Avatar

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  14. Ma Ellanie Uy Avatar

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  15. Rimar T. Mongcupa Avatar

    Good evening maam/Sir I am 4th year student and soon to be graduate this school year 2024, i would like to apply Fire officer examination. I wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity and i eager to have this opportunity.

  16. Jay Frances Launio Avatar

    Good day ma’am/sir,
    I would like to apply for Fire Officer Exam(FOE).
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  22. George Ivan Domingo Avatar

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