Unless otherwise noted, all test orders are subject to a $97 base administration fee.
FF-EL 301-NC (TIP)
2 hours test + 20 minutes for TIP
FF-EL 301-NC is a multiple-choice test 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. It has a cognitive and a noncognitive component:
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.
Noncognitive components provide you with a more complete assessment of your candidates while also lowering adverse impact.
FF-EL 301-NC contains five subtests, which are listed below along with some of the competencies they assess.
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