Fire Officer Examination 2020 Schedule, Requirements

The Civil Service Commission in coordination with the Bureau of Fire Protection conducts the Fire Officer Examination biennially. It is given to qualified individuals who want to join the Bureau as a Fire Officer 1. The purpose 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.

If you are interested to be a fire officer in the Bureau of Fire Protection, you can take the upcoming Fire Officer Examination this 2020. Here are the details about the 2020 FOE.

2020 Fire Officer Exam Schedule

The Civil Service Commission will simultaneously conduct the nationwide 2020 Fire Officer Exam (FOE) on June 21, 2020. Interested individuals may file their application for the said examination from March 31 to April 30, 2020. Acceptance of applications shall be on a first-come, first-served basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline if the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the target number of applicants.

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FOE Requirements and Qualifications

All applicants for the 2020 Fire Officer Examination (FOE) must strictly meet these qualification requirements:

  • He or she must be a Filipino citizen;
  • Must be a Baccalaureate degree holder from a government-recognized institution;
  • Physically and mentally fit;
  • of good moral character;
  • No criminal record, must not have been convicted of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude;
  • and have not been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government.
  • The applicant must be 21 to 35 years old at the time of filing of applications;
  • No height requirement.

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The age requirement will only apply to private individuals who will take the FOE. Age requirement is waived for incumbent employees of the BFP. Any passer of Bar and Board Exams given by the Supreme Court and Professional Regulations Commission, respectively, is automatically granted the Civil Service Eligibility pursuant to RA 1080. Similarly, any holder of the Honor Graduate Eligibility pursuant to Presidential Decree 907 may opt not to take the exam anymore.

Application Requirements and Guide

Applicants must provide the following documentary requirements :

1. A fully accomplished Civil Service Examination Form – CS Form No. 100 ( Revised September 2016)

2. Original and photocopy of your valid ID. To know more about the list of accepted ID’s, check this out: CSC List of Accepted IDs

3. Four (4) pcs. Philippine Passport size pictures with a dimension of 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.78 x 1.38 inches. Submit pictures that are taken within the last 3 months prior to the filing of the application. The picture must be colored in a white background and printed in good quality photo paper. Additionally, it 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). Please refer to the images below for a more detailed explanation of this matter.

the photoguide for the CSC exam applicationThe required picture nametag of the Civil Service exam requirement

4. Prepare a non-refundable examination fee of Php 700.00

After completing all the required documents, you must personally submit them to the CSC Regional Office or any CSC field office where you intend to take the examination. Submit your application as soon as possible because as stated above, it will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For your reference, a complete directory of CSC Regional and field offices nationwide is available at the official website of the Civil Service Commission.

After submitting the documentary requirements and paying the exam fee, the processor will give you the official receipt and examination slip. You will be informed of your school assignment (place of examination) through Online Notice of School Assignment or ONSA. The ONSA shall be available at the official CSC website about two weeks before the examination day. We advise that you secure a printout of this ONSA before leaving your place for the exam.

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FOE Passing Grade

To be able to pass the exam, the examinee should get a general rating of 80.00Successful examinees will be given the Civil Service Commission (CSC) 2nd Level Eligibility. With it, you can now apply to the Bureau of Fire Protection and pursue your dream of becoming a firefighter. Good luck!

363 thoughts on “Fire Officer Examination 2020 Schedule, Requirements”

  1. Good Day ! Mag pa file po ako ng CSC Examination this Dec. okay lang po ba yun if may file din ako ng for FOE kahit same year po ang date ng exam ? Thank you. God bless!

  2. Good day kind sir, I just passed this year’s CSE Prof. and as I understand, I don’t need to take the test. When do I apply to become FO? Along with the FOE applicants? Or after the exam?

  3. Good Day po.
    Ask ko lang po kung ano po ang magiging process for applying as part of this.
    License Professional Teacher po ako, 3 years in service napo. Ask kolang po kung mag take papo ba ako ng exam?
    Thank you po 🙂

    • Hindi na po kailangan ng FOE sir. Pwede ka na directly mag-apply sa BFP kung may recruitment as long as qualified ka pa din (age/height requirement).

      • Take note sir.
        21 years old po, 5’9 height po.
        Pwede po ba akong mag personal/private message sa inyo? Hihingi po ako ng tulong. hehe
        By the way I’m from Nueva Ecija. I would be happy if you accept it.

  4. Sir kung vocational lng po pero may professional eligibility sa CSC tapos nag honorable dismissal sa military pwd po ba ako mag apply sa BFP? Sa motorpool po ako na assign dati sa military so I can drive any kind of vehicle sir even trucks. Pwd po ba ako mag apply?

  5. Good Evening, Sir! May CSC Professional Eligibility po ako, and Bachelor’s Degree Holder at the same time. Pero ang height ko po is 4’11”. Need ko papo ba mag-exam? If no need na po, pwede po ba ako mag apply knowing my height details. And If yes po, ano pong next step ko in order to be qualified as Fire Officer. Thank you.

  6. Ok sir. Thanks sa info. Sir if sa capiz San po Yung place assignment ng exam po? How old are, quality as bfp officer?

  7. sir good day po ask kulang po if ako po ay registered master electrician , graduate po ako ng BSIT-Electrical technology kailangan ko pa bang mag take ng FOE sir.

    • Please consult the nearest CSC Field office at itanong mo kung equivalent ba ng 2nd level eligibility yang RME license mo.

  8. Good day po! Ask ko lang po, may expiration ba yung eligibility sa FOE? Iike if passer ako nung 2018 exam, valid lang ba yung gamitin pag apply for that year or a two?

  9. Clarification lang sir, those who had Honor Eligibility are exempted for taking the FOE, so yung mga passer lang ng CSC Prof level are required to take the FOE?

  10. Hi. Good Day po. I am graduate of a Bechelor of Elementary Education. I am qulified to all requirements except in physically fit. Mataba po kasi ako. Im still qualified poba sir/maam? Thank you po 🙂

    • Yes. Makakapag exam ka naman. Pag nakapasa ka na at nag-apply sa BFP, dun ka lang medyo mahihirapan ka lang. You must weigh no more or less than 5 kilograms from the standard weight corresponding to your height, age and sex. In short, dapat ok ang BMI mo pag nag-apply ka na sa BFP.

  11. How about for those who are licensed holder of other degree? Do we need also to take this sir? at kung no need na po… Pwede na po ba sya diritso mag apply sa BFP?

  12. Hi sir. Pag graduate po nang BS MARITME TRANSPORTATION…pwd na po ba yun makapag exam sa FIRE OFICCER??,…salamat po…sana ma entertain nyo po ang question ko..

  13. sir gd day po graduate po ako ng BS-criminology pero wla p po ako eligibility pwede po b ako mag take ng FOE?…reservist din po ako s PA…..YOUTH VOLUNTER din po ako dito s mindoro…

  14. Sir pwede po ba mag tanong pasado po ako OIC – license for MARINE ENGINEERING . mag eexam po rin po ba ng for civil service . ? salamat po .

    • Sir panu po kung nakatapos ng maritime engineering pero wala pang bs pero nakapag take ng basic training na may basic fire fighting pwede na po kayang makapag exam

  15. Hi po mam and sir. ask ko lang po kung pasado kana ng LET for teacher at gusto mag apply ng FO1. need pa ba mag exam ng FOE? at kelan po ang next exam for 2019?

    • Good pm po… kagawad po ako since 2013 until present po… i am 36 years old ngayon pero wiling po sana ako mag undertake ng FOE. Meron po bang consideration sa case ko po? Dahil ang age limit po kasi is 21-35 lang po.

  16. Sir pwede po mag tanong..pasado pod ako nang FOE pero gusto ko mag apply as clerk or administrative staff sa isang school or even sa DepEd..pwede po ba ang FOE eligibility ko na i apply ?

  17. CS-Prof eligible po ako pero di po ako bachelor’s degree holder. Kulang po ako 6 academic units sa 4 yr college course ko. Qualified po ba ako mag apply as FO1? TY.

  18. Paano po kung naka-enroll kana before sa college pero hindi ito natapos?Ano po mga requirements ang kakailanganin?At makakapagtake pa ba ng exam para matake yung gustong course?

  19. sir,
    I have Certificate of Eligibility the (Barangay Official Eligibity) and I had completed the Specialize Disaster Responder Training Course (SDRTC). Unit of Competencies: Emergency Transport, Basic Fire Figthing, Medical First Responder (MRF), First Aid & BLS and Water search and Rescue. Do I need to take the Exam?

    • Yes. You need to take the exam. The Barangay Official Eligibility is equivalent to sub-professional level, whereas the BFP requires applicants to have professional level eligibility.

  20. Tanong lang sir. Kasi kapag grumaduate ka po sa bsmt hindi kapa literal na graduate bali completion of academic requirement need mo pa sumakay at ipa bs ung diploma mo. okay napo ba kahit di kape naka pag BS?

  21. Hello Sir, Ask ko lang if FOE passer na ba exempted na po ba for CSC-Prof and CSC-SubProf? or Do I still need to take the CSC Exams?

  22. sir, ask ko lang kung pano mag apply sa bfp online. nakapass na po ako ng FOE last june 24, 2018. hindi ko na alam ang 2nd step ko. thanks.

  23. Sir, good evening. ask ko lang po sana kung exempted na po ba sa FOE ang board passer tulad ng Licensure exam for teacher at 33 na ang edad. Pwede pa po bang mag apply para Fire officer po?

  24. I’m 31 this year.. Pwede po bang mg apply for age waiver kahit it hindi member sa national commission indigenous people.thank u

  25. Hello po, if may criminal record po pero under probation. Tapos yung probation po ay na terminate na? Diba ok lang po kasi sa new probation law is it extinguishes criminal liability? So ok lang po, makaka exam pa din neto?

  26. hi i’m registered mechanical engineer.
    am i good to go to apply for FO1? even though my average on my board exam is 73.00

    thank you

  27. Sir pede pa ba mkapasok ang 40 yrs old graduate Civil Engineer 5 yrs course with 3rd class ROTC and experienced in construction 10 yrs. High rise and any infrastructure projects.

  28. Sir bakit po..hidi ko parin makita nag rating ko,,nag exam po ak0 nong nakaraan june 24,2018..meron ng rating ang iba peru sa akin wala….

  29. HI SIR!
    I am a licensed Electrical Engineer and a CSC Professional Level Passer also knows how to drive 4 wheeled vehicles. May I know when is the next recruitment for FO1, I live in Region 4A. God Bless and thank you!! and may I know where can I check if there are ongoing recruitment, thanks!

    • Sorry tapos na po ang recruitment for attrition quota dyan sa Region IV-A. Wait na lang po ulit for regular recruitment. Probably sa June 2019 na yun.

  30. Good day maam sir…marina license holder po ako as a second mate ..pwede po ba ako as marina license holder mag apply sa bfp ..27 years old na po ako willing po ako mag apply sa bfp…sana po masagot niyo po ang katanungan ko…maraming salamat po…

  31. Hi sir,

    I am 22 years old, Honor Graduate Eligible in Civil Service, has an ongoing Master’s Degree of my course, physically fit, weigh 52.5, good moral character and no criminal records, with 2 years work experience in a corporation and took up trainings (Basic Training, Medical Emergency First Aid and Advanced Firefighting)

    But unfortunately I am 5’1”. Is there any chance that I will be accepted for FO1? Dream job ko po kasi na maging Firefighter.

    • Apply for a height waiver. I don’t know if the BFP is already accepting waiver applications. Go to a BFP Regional Office nearest you and do an inquiry.

  32. Sir good evening. I’m a CSC passer on a professional level. Do I still have to take the exam or am I already good to go? Thank you very much in advance for your response.

  33. Sir, good morning po, ask ko lang po kung allowed ang may tattoo?hindi po xa kita pag nakapolo shirt. Licensed Teacher po, teaching in a public school for five years up to present. Thanks po in advance.


  35. Good day topnotcher! Kelan po next filling para sa june na schedule? Kailangan pa po ba mag exam yung licensed ME? Ngtatrabaho po ako ngayon sa isang MEFPS contructor dito sa maynila and im turning 32 po this coming june 2019 gusto ko po sanang mag apply as fire officer. Pano po first step? Thanks and Godbless..

    • Wait for the next recruitment then submit your application. You do not have to take the FOE anymore. Just submit a copy of the certificate of board rating.

  36. Hi po ..I’m 32 na po and I passed the fire officer examination. Asks ko po if may chance o wala na pag asa mkapasok bilang fire officer?thx ok.

  37. hi po.. if nakapasa po ba sa FOE wala po ba talaga ibang pwede pasukan sa government na pwede magamit ung eligibility? salamat po….

  38. hello po, ask lang po sana, kapapasa ko lang po this august 2018 ng FOE, since hindi siya pd in any government and since close na din yung recruitment nong july 6 2018 ask lang kung kailan ulit yung nxt recruitment? kc running 31 na po ako this coming i have a chance pa po ba??? salamat sa response

    • Let’s hope magkaroon ng attrition recruitment next quarter. Kung wala, kailangan mo na ng age waiver for the next recruitment.

  39. Hi TOPNOTCHER! Passer po ako ng FOE this 2018. gusto ko lang po malaman kung ano ang next step na gagawin. Thank you i hope you can help Godbless.

  40. Yung fire officer exam ay isang beses sa kada dalawang taon. Peru yung pag accept nag application ay yealy po as long as na eligible ka or qualified?

  41. hello topnother, Can I take the examination for fire officer? I already had an eligibility(professional level) and I am interested to become one of them. How much do you think will be the total expenses that I may incurred during the process, especially in medical aspects?

  42. sir gudam po, paano po pag hindi ko nakuha ang CAV for my diploma and TOR? anditu po kasi ako sa davao nag work, sa surigao pa po ang sa amin, hindi po ba tatanggapin ang folder ko?



  44. Hi!Magandang gabi poh”Isa po AQ sa mag eexam sa FOE ngayong June 24,2018, pwde poh bah magtanong saang exact venue po sa BUTUAN CITY.Salamat poh.

  45. Good day Sir,

    Ask lang po i have eligibility from PRC, i have also meet the other requirements except height im only 5’3” . nabago na po ba height requirements ngayon? may nabasa ako not below 5’2” for male. tama po ba?

  46. Good Day Sir/Ma’am, mag eexam po ko ng FOE this coming June 24, 2018 sa Batangas, ask lang po ako if saan exact Venue sa Batangas ?

  47. hello. how to acquire the needed requirement/s?
    i want to apply but may age s more than 35. however m physically fit here

  48. And im a registered mechanical engineer, as far as i know we do not anymore require to take the CSC exam,question is when can we file our application?

  49. hi Topnotcher im so interested, for fire officer ,is it true no height requirements? because i inquire about it in zamboanga city but they said 5’4 is the minimun height for male

  50. good morning sir. ask klng po college degree lng po b pwd mag apply ng FO1 or mag exam ng civel service at pewdi po b mag exam yung vacational course pero my 72 units

      • Good day! I would like to ask if yearly po ba ang exam for fire officer? And pwede pa po ba ang married? Thank you.

        • Last FOE is 2016 tapos this June 2018. Mukhang every two years ata. I’m not sure. Yes po pwede ang married.

      • hi, how about 35 above na po ang age tapos PRC holder meron po ba tayong law na pwedeng gamitin para maging qualified to apply FO1 tapos belong po sa indigenous community po.thanks po sa reply

  51. Sir/Mam ask ko lang nasa government service na ko since 2007 up to now almost 12 yrs na po. Board passer din po ako. 36 yrs old na po ako. Pwede ko po ba gamitin 12 yrs goverment service ko para sa age waiver. Continuation po ng goverment service ko pagpasok sa bfp? Fire volunteer din po at nakaresponde na sa maraming sunog.

  52. Sir gud pm sa age requirements po kasi ng fo1 21 to 30 lang po. Tapos sa foe exam po 21 to 35.paano po kung lampas 32 yrs old na tapos naka pasa sa foe ma chance pa po ba na maka pag apply as FO1?

  53. Hello sir im going to take Fire Officer Examination i would like to have a reviewer where can i download it? thank you

  54. Hello maam/sir, anu-ano po yung gagawin pag cs (prof) eligible na? Do I still need to comply those clearances (e.g MTC,RTC etc)? Thank you po.

  55. Sir/maam,ask ko lng po kung pwede ako magtake ba ng FOE khit mag 35yrs old na ako dis coming passed din po ako ng napolcom entrance test kaso over age na daw po ako.ok lng po ba na magtake ako o pwde po ba yung eligibility ko ng napolcom…

  56. kapag pasado napo ng civil service examination (pro) nd napo kelangan magexam?? pede napo magpply sa mga openings?/ or taining?/

  57. elow pu,if ever pu makapasa sa FOE considered as eligibility n pu yan?pwede n mag apply sa ibang government aside sa BFP?Thank you

  58. ask ko lang po., applicable po ba yung eligibility from prc ., and pwede po ba mag take ng foe kahit wala pa eligibility, kakatake ko lang po kase nung march waiting pa for result.

  59. good evening po! by any chance, do you have information po regarding hiring schedule ng BFP dito sa caraga region? thank you po

  60. Good day sir. what should be the next process or step kpag meron kna eligibility? pwede na ba ngayun mag pasa ng mga requirements? at kpag na accomplished na ung mga requirements kilan po mag start ang training? thanks.

    • Magpasa ka po ng requirements if meron ng hiring sa BFP mapa regular or attrition. Kailangan mo pa din maipasa ang qualifying exam, neuro-psychiatric test, at physical fitness test bago ka maging trainee.

  61. good day, im a lisenced mechanical engineer, gusto ko lang po malaman kailan ang last submission of requirements,. thank you

  62. Good morning po.. Magtanong lang po ko kung pwede po aq mag take nG FOE po khit BFP na po ako.. PRC kasi ang gamit kong Eligibility.. Pa expire na kasi ang PRC ko po at kaylngan po ng 45units pg mag renew aq ng prc ko po.. Gusto ko po sana mag take ng FOE.. Pwede po ako mag take? Thnks po..


  64. Sir ask lang po ako…ung eligibity po ng brgy ung sub prof pede po ba gamitin para sa pagapply?hindi na po ba magtatake ng exam? Salamat po…

  65. sir good day, mkakapag apply pa po b ako sa bfp kung sakali napasa ko ang FOE kahit n 32 n age ko, kasi po s requirements ng exam for FOE is 21-35 pwede pero s actual application s bfp ofc sabi nyo o up to 30yrs old lang,,panu po yun?thank u..

    • Nag iissue din kasi ang BFP ng age waiver. Mag inquire ka sa BFP Regional Office near you kung paano ang process. Thank you.

      • Hi po LET passer na po ako kaya lang nasa 4’11 lang ang height ko at may maliit na tattoo po ako. Pwede po ba ako sa FO1? Mag eentrance exam pa po ako? Thanks po

        • DI na kailangan mag-exam pero mahihirapan ka makapasok sa BFP. DIsqualified ka due to the height requirement unless meron ka height waiver.

    • No, you need 2nd Level Eligibility to qualify, but you can’t take the FOE. You need to be a bachelor’s degree holder to qualify for the FOE.

  66. Sa April 12 pa po mare-release ang Transcript ko from school. Since di naman po nakaindicate ang tor sa requirements pwede na po ba ako mag file?

    • Baka hanapan ka ng proof na holder ka ng bachelor’s degree. You may also bring your diploma para sure. Tanong mo na din sa pinakamalapit na CSC Filed Office kung pwede.

    • For FOE, 21-35 years old according to CSC. But for the actual application to the BFP as Fire Officer 1, 21 to 30 years old for civilian applicants.

      • Sir.. gaya ng case ng friend ko.. nag apply xa as FO1 kaya lang naghesitate xa magkuha ng requirements kasi turn 30 na xa by May..
        Pwede pa rin po ba yun?

        • Tell him to contact the BFP directly. Here are the address and contact numbers:

          Recruitment and Selection Section
          Bureau of Fire Protection-National Headquarters (BFP-NHQ)
          Agham Rd, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City, 1105 Metro Manila
          Tel. Nos. (+632) 426-02-19/426-02-46 loc. 205.

  67. Good day topnotcher..valid pb ang prc license ng marine deck officer? I have prc license valid until 2019 pero wla na kc sa prc ang board exam ng marine ngyon…valid pa kaya un?

    • I have no idea po but you may contact the nearest Civil Service Commission Regional or Field Office for your concern.

  68. question po, anong benefit po nito kung may csc professional level na ako, pwede po ba akong maging commission officer dito after i passed this exam? thank you po sa asagot

  69. Clarify q lang po..Kc s post nyo s taas may nkalagay no height requirement den pag open q po ng ng post ng how to be a firefighter may height requirements na. required po b o hindi nah?

    • If im not mistaken, there’s no height restrictions for the examination only. But for the application as a F01 in the BFP, merong height requirements. To be sure, you may inquire at the nearest BFP office for clarification. Thank you.

  70. pede lang poh b magtake at if ever makapasa pede poh b mag apply sa bfp khit may tattoo poh 31years old poh ako and highschool ko p poh yung tatoo ko..tnx poh

  71. Sir, for clarification lang. Does a PRC license holder requires to take foe or not? If not, can I just submit my requirements to regional this february or march? THANKS in advance!!!

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