Firefighter Exam

Registration is now being accepted for the next entry-level firefighter test:

  • Test date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • Registration Deadline: February 14, 2019

Anticipated hire date from this exam is August 2019.

You will be contacted by email within five business days of your registration and you will be provided with detailed information on when and where to report for the test. Please ensure the email you provide during registration is accurate.

If you have previously tested for the Topeka Fire Department you can test again, however please note that the City pays for an applicant’s first exam and the applicant must pay for all subsequent exams. The applicant’s cost to re-test is $15.00 per test.

  • If you pass the examination, you are placed on an applicant list and considered for hire for one year from the date you passed the test. Applicants are placed on the applicant list and ranked based on test score.
  • You can take the test more than once. If you take the test a second (or subsequent time) your most recent written exam scores will be used to determine placement on the list.
  • If you pass a test and then retake and fail a second or subsequent test you will be removed from the applicant list until if and when you retake and pass another entry-level examination.

Please review this information for further details.

Topeka Fire Department Exam Requirements

  • You must be at least 21 years of age by hire date
  • Must be State of Kansas EMT certified or National Registry EMT certified or currently enrolled in EMT class to take test
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must not have any automatic disqualifiers (important information and required reading)
  • Topeka firefighters are required to possess and maintain a valid KS driver’s license and city-insurable driving record

The Topeka Fire Department will administer the Stanard & Associates NFST (National Fire Selection Test) entry-level firefighter examination.

Practice Test and Study Guide

You can purchase a practice test and/or study guide online directly from the test manufacturer.

Register For the Next Exam