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FF-EL 201-NC (TIP) Entry-Level Firefighter Test

Administration Fee: $97

Unless otherwise noted, all test orders are subject to a $97 base administration fee to each test title ordered, regardless of the quantity of tests ordered. This fee will be automatically added to your shopping cart along with your test.

An additional $50 fee ($147 in total) is assessed for shipments to Canada and other international destinations.

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FF-EL 201-NC (TIP)
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2 hours test + 20 minutes for TIP
Price: $15.00


201-NC & 301-NC (TIP)

FF-EL 201-NC and FF-EL 301-NC are multiple-choice tests designed to assess whether a candidate has the most basic abilities required to perform successfully in the fire academy and, more importantly, on the job. Both tests have a cognitive and a noncognitive component.

Noncognitive components provide you with a more complete assessment of your candidates while also lowering adverse impact.

The cognitive component asks questions based on information (found in the TIP) about a hypothetical town called “Centerville,” as well as articles and facts about firefighting, in order to measure candidates’ ability to learn and perform tasks required of firefighters on a daily basis, including the ability to read, comprehend and properly apply technical information such as fire behavior and equipment; the ability to reason and apply logic and sound judgment as problems occur; the ability to develop mechanical aptitude; and whether they’re cooperative, able to work effectively with others, thorough and practice good work habits — all essential qualities to thrive in the tight-knit community of a fire company.

The noncognitive component (NC) uses a Firefighter Interest Questionnaire to assess a variety of personal traits consistent with success on the job, including the ability to get along with others and work as part of a team, interest in community service, conscientiousness, sense of responsibility, and the desire for a career in firefighting.

FF-EL 201-NC Content Items
Ability to learn, remember and apply information 35
Reading comprehension 15
Firefighting Interest Questionnaire 20
Situational Judgment 13
Logic and mathematical reasoning 17
Total 100

Need more assessment?

Consider using a writing skill measurement, the FF-RCE.

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