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Regional Employment Testing Info

San Diego – North County Regional Firefighter/Paramedic Testing (for  San Diego North County Regional employment opportunities).


Participating agencies:

Current California or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic license. You may participate in the test if  you are nearing the end of your internship with your current paramedic program.


– California State accredited fire academy certificate
– California State Firefighter I certificate


The Firefighter/Paramedic test consists of a 100-question written test and physical ability test. Candidates receiving a passing score on both portions of the test are placed on a hiring list for the participating fire agencies.
The next exam is Saturday, October 17 at the San Marcos Public Safety Training Facility. Candidates with passing written exam scores will be permitted to take the physical ability test immediately following.


Immediate openings are available. Candidates with passing test scores will be placed on an applicant list for six (6) months (the list may be extended). The applicant list will be available to participating San Diego North County fire agencies as a source for potential candidates for employment as a Firefighter 1 / Paramedic.



APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Thursday, October 1, 2020

Click here for  →     Physical Ability Test Info


Click here for  →     Application

Candidates who do not submit all documents requested will be disqualified from the testing process.  ALL NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL; please provide an email address in the space provided on the application.

Application Deadline: 


Upcoming Testing Dates

July 18, 2020
October 17, 2020
January 16, 2021

EEO/AA/ADA. If you require reasonable accommodation in the testing process,
please call (760) 744-1150  x 1704 at least 7 days before the scheduled test date.