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CoFire Testing Consortium


The Colorado FIREfighter Testing Consortium is a pool of 14 fire departments along the Front Range Urban Corridor in Colorado. The organization was created to ensure a highly educated, skilled and diversified candidate group was able to fill new and replacement firefighter positions with the organizations. 

The new testing consortium replaces the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) testing program. The Colorado FIREfighter Testing Consortium was created on April 4th, after the last DRCOG testing process. The consortium pool merged two groups, the DRCOG Fire Board and the North Area Fire Chiefs Association. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • $110 non-refundable application fee
  • U.S. citizenship or legally authorized to work in the United States
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid driver’s license

*Important Note: These are the minimum threshold requirements for the Colorado FIREfighter Testing Consortium. In order to be considered for our agency you must comply with our minimum standards. Please see the department job description for specific information on individual department requirements.

Documentation Required by Deadline (must be emailed/mailed to IOS Recruitment by 03/09/20):

  • Online application (available after purchase)
  • Consent and release agreement (available after purchase)
  • Certification and licensure form (available after purchase)
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Copy of birth record (passport, birth certificate, naturalization papers, green card)

To register for the test, please visit the COFIRE Testing Consortium.

Testing Information:

Eligible candidates must attend one (1) of the mandatory written examinations outlined below.
Colorado testing sessions in the Denver area:

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – location and times TBD
  • Saturday, April 18, 2020 – location and times TBD