DETAILS: June 2020 FOE Fire Officer Exam Schedule and Requirements

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently announced the Calendar of National Civil Service Written Examinations for 2020. This includes the conduct of the FIRE OFFICER EXAMINATION (FOE). The CSC conducts the FOE in collaboration with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

UPDATE: Filing of Applications for the June 21, 2020 FOE, POE and BCLTE is SUSPENDED until further notice.

Examination Schedule

Here is the detailed schedule and deadline of application for 2020 Fire Officer Examination (FOE), courtesy of CSC.

Examination Announcement No. 07, s. 2019

The Fire Officer Examination (FOE) will be conducted on June 21, 2020.  Application period will run from March 31, 2020 to April 30, 2020.

DISCLAIMER: The next sets of information below are based on the previous Fire Officer Examination announcement. Usually little or no changes are made in terms of requirements and qualifications. We will update this article once there is already separate announcement from the Philippine Civil Service Commission regarding the full details of June 2020 FOE.

Below are the details of the exam courtesy of Civil Service Commission (CSC):

Please note that acceptance of applications shall be on a "FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED" basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline if the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the maximum number of applicants.

READ: 2020 Penology Officer Examination (POE) Schedule and Requirements

Qualifications / Admission Requirements

The FOE is open to individuals who meet the following basic qualifications:

  • Must be a Filipino citizen;
  •  Must be 21 to 35 years old at the date/time of filing of application;
  • Must be of good moral character;
  • Must be mentally and physically fit;
  • Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or of disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs;
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government; and
  • Must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution of learning.

NOTE: Age requirement shall be waived for incumbent employees of the BFP. Age requirement shall also be waived for former BFP employees, provided their applications are endorsed by the BFP and provided further that they can meet the minimum service requirement pursuant to existing laws.

The following individuals may opt not to take the examination anymore:
  • Bar and Board passers
  • Passers of civil service eligibility examinations: Career Service Examination (Professional level) and Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO)
  • Grantees of eligibilities under special laws and CSC issuances: Honor Graduate Eligibility under P.D. 907, Scientific and Technological Specialist Eligibility under P.D. 997, Sanggunian Member Eligibility (Second level) under RA No. 10156

READ: March & August 2020 Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT) Schedule and Requirements

Application Requirements

Applicants must personally submit the following requirements:

1. Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form no. 100 Revised September 2016 ).

2. Four (4) pieces of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:
   a. Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm  or  1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
   b. Colored, with white background
   c. Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application
   d. Printed on good quality photo paper
   e. In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin)
   f. In bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features; facial features not computer enhanced)
   g. Showing left and right ears
   h. Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
   i. With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open
   j. With HANDWRITTEN (not computer-generated) name tag legibly showing SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED FULL NAME in the format: First Name,   Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name, if any

3. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which is preferably valid (not expired on date of filing of application):
   a. Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License (LTO O.R. must be presented together with old Driver’s License; O.R. alone is not allowed)/Student Driver’s Permit;
   b. Passport;
   c. PRC License;
   d. SSS I.D.;
   e. GSIS I.D. (UMID);
   f. Voter’s I.D./Voter’s Certification;
   g. BIR/Taxpayer’s I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);
   h. PhilHealth I.D. (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number);
   i. Company/Office I.D.;
   j. School I.D.;
   k. Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate;
   l. Postal I.D.;
   m. Barangay I.D.;
   n. NBI Clearance;
   o. Seaman’s Book;
   p. HDMF Transaction I.D.;
   q. PWD I.D.;
   r. Solo Parent I.D.;
   s. Senior Citizen’s I.D.;
   t. Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD); and
   u. CSC Eligibility Card (note: Implemented only beginning with the May 3, 2015 CSE-PPT).

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Where to File

Applicants must personally file their applications at the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO), or at any of the CSC RO’s Field Offices, where they intend to take the examination.

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Scope of Examination and Other Information

1. Scope of Examination

General Ability (25%): Verbal, Analytical, Numerical

Specialized Area (75%): (composed of the following)

Fire Suppression (30%)
> Pre-Fire Planning
> Firefighting Techniques and Procedures
> Tools and Equipment and Apparatus

Fire Safety and Prevention (20%)
> Fire Code of the Philippines
> Fire Safety Related Codes, NFPA Laws and other BFP issuances (Building Code, Electrical Code)
> BFP Citizens Charter, SOP/MCs on Fire Safety Inspection

Fire Investigation (15%)
> The Law on Arson in the Philippines (RPC)
- Constitutional Rights of the Accused
- Prima Facie Evidence of Arson
- Rules of Court
> Procedure and Techniques
- Identification, Preservation and Handling of Evidence
- Other Related Procedure and Techniques
> SOP’s on Fire and Arson Investigation

Administrative Matters (10%)
> RA 6975 and its IRR
> RA 9263 and its IRR
> RA 9592 and its IRR
> CSC Rules and Regulations and Qualification Standards
BFP Memo Circulars and SOP’s on Administrative Matters

2. Other Information

Passing Grade

To pass the test, an examinee should get a general rating of at least 80.00.

About the FOE

The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the Fire Officer Examination shall be called Fire Officer Eligibility. It is a second level eligibility, which is specific and appropriate for appointment to second level ranks under the uniformed service in the Bureau of Fire Protection, and functionally related services only, except for ranks under the Philippine National Police.


  1. Replies
    1. we just want to ask is this for FO1 or FO2? thank you

    2. This is an eligibility exam. It is a second level eligibility, which is specific and appropriate for appointment to second level ranks under the uniformed service in the Bureau of Fire Protection.

    3. hi admin i am an architect board passer shall i take this FOE for FO1 ?

    4. Do i also have an opportunity to become part of bfp even if i am not at csc passer?

  2. 21 to 35 y.o? Without Age waiver?

  3. 21 to 35 y.oy without age waiver?

  4. I'm interested to apply. I'm from iligan city region 10.. Kakapasa ko lng sa LET board exam September 2019...ano po una gagawin at saan po pwed mag apply? Salamat

  5. NLE board passer . Requirements for applying as FO1 without taking the exam?

  6. I am a PRC Board passer shall I take the FOE For FO1/?

  7. where can we comply the regiatration in Region 10?

  8. Sir/ma'am Good Morning. I'm a Let Passer and i'm interested to apply as Fireman . How can I apply sir/ma'am?

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  11. Im a newly pass the board examination for teacher. What next i do to apply FO1 ?

  12. Hi I passed the CSE professional, what is next for me if I opted not to take the exam? Thank you.

  13. Hello 31 na po ako dating guro sa public school sa loob ng apat na taon pwidi po ba akong mag apply?? Pasuk po ba ako sa age waiver?? Pano po ang process?? Maraming salamat po..

  14. If nakapasa n po ng cvil service exam Pro. Pano po next n dpat gawin? Salamat po

  15. hello po ma'am/sir,ask ko lng po kung anong next na dapat gawin, pag Board passer na? thank you.

  16. Interesado po akong mag apply. Magpass na po sana ako ng requirements kaso po wla pa daw memo na pwde na ang 35 years old dto samin sa Palawan. 34 years old na po ako 6years in teaching. Pahelp po

  17. Sana po mapansin nyo. I want to ask po. Passer po ako ng CSC Pro, opt naman na po to take the exam diba? Pwde na po ba magpass ng requirements anytime or may schedule po to pass application?

  18. 3rd yr college po .pwede naba ako maka exam

  19. Can i apply for fire officer? I am 5 foot 1 po.

  20. Hi po ma'am/sir..LET passer po ako. How can I apply po

  21. saan po ang pasahan ng mga requiremets dto sa manila

  22. Good day I'm a let passer Ang 29 years old I want to apply

    1. My height is only 5.1. Do I have the opportunity become a member of BFP?