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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:

  • 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.

Important Information for the Fall 2020 Test

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this fall's exam will be offered electronically and candidates will take the exam virtually. There will be multiple sessions offered and each will be proctored virtually.  All sessions will be offered during business hours within the week of November 30th. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure they have flexibility to test during these times. In mid-November candidates will receive an email from IOS Recruitment with instructions on how to schedule and prepare for the exam.  Please read through the instructions carefully before the scheduled exam date. Failure to follow the steps outlined may cause the electronic exam to not work properly, potentially resulting in your removal from the testing session. 

Testing Information:

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

  • Week of Monday, November 30th

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this fall's exam will be offered electronically and candidates will take the exam virtually. There will be multiple sessions offered and each will be proctored virtually.  All sessions will be offered during business hours within the week of November 30th. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure they have flexibility to test during these times. In mid-November candidates will receive an email from IOS Recruitment with instructions on how to schedule and prepare for the exam.  Please read through the instructions carefully before the scheduled exam date. Failure to follow the steps outlined may cause the electronic exam to not work properly, potentially resulting in your removal from the testing session.