2021 Fire Officer Examination (FOE) Schedule, Application Dates

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has announced the schedule of fire officer examination (FOE) for calendar year (CY) 2021. They advised to wait for official announcement from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for details.

The Director of the Examination, Recruitment and Placement Office, Editha M. Dela Pena wrote a letter to the BFP Director, Jose S. Embang Jr. about the annual conduct of fire officer examination.

As per CSC Resolution No. 1500023 dated January 7, 2015, the CSC maintains the annual conduct of fire officer examination in 2016 and every other year thereafter. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the supposed schedule of exam in June 2020 has been cancelled. The Commission declared that the conduct of fire officer exam for CY 2021 will be on October 10, 2021.

Date of ExaminationStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
October 10, 2021July 20, 2021August 19, 2021

To pass the FOE, the examinee must have a passing percentage of at least 80%.

How to apply for FOE 2021?

The Civil Service Commission is expected to release the guidelines in its official website weeks before the start of application. The application must be filed at the CSC Regional Office near you, within the application duration along with below requirements (based on 2018 FOE requirements):

  1. Fully Accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised 2016) As per CSC, the portion of the Application Form in the “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” shall be left blank. This will be accomplished in the presence of CSC processor.
  2. Four (4) pieces of I.D. Pictures with these specifications:
    • The picture must be printed on a good quality photo paper.
    • Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 x 1.4 inches)
    • Colored with white background and with handwritten (not computer-generated) name tag showing the signature over printed name in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name (if any)
    • Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application
    • 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)
    • In bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features (facial features not computer-enhanced)
    • Left and Right ears must be shown
    • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera, with neutral facial expression and both eyes open

3. Original and photocopy of any of the following ID Cards

  • Driver’s license/ Temporary Driver’s license/ Student Driver’s Permit;
  • Passport;
  • PRC License ID;
  • SSS ID;
  • GSIS ID;
  • Voter’s ID;
  • BIR/Taxpayer’s ID;
  • Philhealth ID
  • Postal ID;
  • Current company ID;
  • Current School ID;
  • Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate;
  • Barangay ID;
  • NBI Clearance;
  • Seaman’s Book;
  • HDMF Transaction ID;
  • PWD ID;
  • Solo Parent ID;
  • Senior Citizen ID;
  • Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD);
  • CSC Eligibility Card

4. PHP 700.00 EXAMINATION FEE

FOE Coverage

I. General Ability

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning

II. Specialized Areas

  • Fire Suppression
    • Pre-Fire Planning,
    • Firefighting Techniques, and Procedures
  • Fire Safety and Prevention
    • 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
    • The Law on Arson in the Philippines (RPC) [Constitutional Rights of the Accused, Prima Facie Evidence of Arson, and Rules of Court
    • Procedure and Techniques [Identification, Preservation, and Handling of Evidence, and Other Related Procedure and Techniques
    • SOP’s on Fire and Arson Investigation
  • Administrative Matters
    • 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

FOE Qualification Standards

FOE is open to all male and female Filipino citizen applicants with not less that twenty-one (21) years old nor more than thirty five (35) years old. Here are the additional qualifications:

  • Must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institute of learning;
  • A person of good moral character;
  • Physically and mentally fit;
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged or dismissed for cause from previous employment; and
  • Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude

Contact BFP

Should you have concerns related to Fire Officer Exam 2021, you may also reach of Fire Protection at the following contact details:

Tel: (02) 426-0219/ 426-0246/ LOCAL 203
Email [email protected]
Facebook: [email protected]

Questions?

Do you have clarifications/ comments about this article? Please feel free to drop one below.

67 comments… add one
  • Alfredo matos Jul 3, 2021 @ 17:32

    Interested

    • Rhea Jane V. Espiritu Jul 16, 2021 @ 11:21

      Online exam po ba?
      Thankyou for answering my questions.

  • Alfaith Jul 3, 2021 @ 17:36

    Hello good afternoon, it is really required to have an eligibility before you can take this FOE?
    THANKYOU SO MUCH AND GODBLESS.
    KEEP SAFE!

    • Ren Macabudbud Jul 3, 2021 @ 17:36

      It is not required.

      • Chres Che Ann C. Alojado Jul 5, 2021 @ 8:57

        Hello I’m Chres Che Ann Alojado,35 years of age,,currently work at Metropolitan Medical Center,,,I want to apply also in your good office,,,thank you so much

    • Marvin Jul 3, 2021 @ 18:08

      No it isn’t. You just need a bachelor’s degree to qualify for the exam. Good luck.

  • Ethylle Jul 3, 2021 @ 17:36

    All regions po ba ang FOE? Need pa po ba ng antigen test kapag nagfile sa regional office?

    • Ren Macabudbud Jul 3, 2021 @ 18:15

      Details of which will be added as soon as CSC release their official guidelines.

  • Alex Vladimer G. Delima Jul 3, 2021 @ 17:59

    Hi ? Good Day. I have already a PRC Eligibility .. what process can I proceed?

    • Hannah Benlot Jul 3, 2021 @ 18:53

      Where can we apply for the exam? At where is the exam?

      • Nathan Apigo Jul 4, 2021 @ 8:10

        Hi Jessa, you may personally submit your requirements at the CSC Regional Office or CSC Field Offices.

        The Testing Centers/Venues for the Fire Officer Examination on October 10, 2021 are expected to be held at the following areas.

        Region 1 – San Fernando City, La Union
        Region 2 – Tuguegarao City
        Region 3 – San Fernando City, Pampanga
        Region 4 – Batangas City
        Region 5 – Legazpi City
        Region 6 – Iloilo City
        Region 7 – Cebu City
        Region 8 – Tacloban City
        Region 9 – Zamboanga City
        Region 10 – Cagayan de Oro City
        Region 11 – Davao City
        Region 12 – Cotabato City
        National Capital Region (NCR) – Quezon City
        Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) – Baguio City
        CARAGA – Butuan City

        Thank you!

        • Richelle Jul 4, 2021 @ 9:07

          Where in Batangas Area?

    • Nathan Apigo Jul 4, 2021 @ 8:20

      Hi Alex. Since you have existing eligibility, you may personally apply to your respective BFP Region and wait for their announcement about the hiring process. Thank you!

  • Lordie Jay Gallogo Jul 3, 2021 @ 18:19

    Is it okay to take the FOE even if I’m not licensed yet?

    • Nathan Apigo Jul 4, 2021 @ 8:14

      Hi Lordie, Yes. You can take FOE even you’re not a license yet. However, If you are a Civil Service Passer, it’s okay not to take FOE. Thank you!

      • Nathaniel balnao Jul 4, 2021 @ 20:33

        Sir nathan, what if i pass the FOE, is it still or require to take eligibility(civil service exam) ?

        Thanks for the response

        • Nathan Apigo Jul 6, 2021 @ 8:44

          Hi Nathaniel, If you want to work with the BFP, you need to pass either of the FOE and CS Exam. If you passed the FOE, you don’t need to take CS Exam.

  • Emie Morales Polinar Jul 3, 2021 @ 18:25

    Hello po. Anong region po ba pwede mag take nag exam? Kasali po ba ang Caraga region po?

    • Nathan Apigo Jul 4, 2021 @ 8:12

      Hi Emie, Details of which will be added as soon as CSC releases their official guidelines. Thank you!

  • Jessa Reduta Oriendo Jul 3, 2021 @ 19:00

    Hi ma’am and sir di have hight requirements?

  • Jessa Reduta Oriendo Jul 3, 2021 @ 19:01

    Hi ma’am and sir do you have hight requirements?

  • marlon Locaylocay II Jul 3, 2021 @ 19:58

    where can we get this requirements, Fully Accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised 2016) .??

  • Filen C. Olaver Jul 4, 2021 @ 7:21

    Good day ma’am/sir, if ever we pass the foe do we have to be an eligible first before we can apply for BFP?

    • Nathan Apigo Jul 4, 2021 @ 7:59

      Hi Filen, If you want to apply in BFP, you need to pass FOE but if you are a Civil Service holder, it’s okay not to take FOE. Thanks

  • jerick Jul 4, 2021 @ 11:03

    so hindi po required ang eligibility sa FOE exam? so no need na po ba kumuha ng eligibility para maging firefighter?

  • Maila Mohalin Jul 4, 2021 @ 12:29

    Where can I register for FOE?

  • Gerold Antolin Jul 4, 2021 @ 13:17

    Same lang ba yung form sa CSE at tsaka FOE??

  • lhao ali Jul 4, 2021 @ 13:30

    hai po good day maam/sir kailan po filing examination? from cotabato city.

  • Nathaniel balnao Jul 4, 2021 @ 20:20

    Good day sir, if i pass the FOE, is it still require to take or pass the eligibility of civil service?
    Thank you for you response

    • Nathan Apigo Jul 6, 2021 @ 8:45

      HI Nathaniel, if you want to work with the BFP, you need at least one eligibility to enter the BFP. Thank you!

  • Rachelle Jul 4, 2021 @ 20:51

    If board passer po, pwede Hindi na mag taKe ng exAm ??

    • Nathan Apigo Jul 6, 2021 @ 8:40

      Hi Rachelle, The FOE is only for those who do not yet have any eligibilities and who want to work with the BFP. If you have PRC Eligibilities such as Board exam and cS Exam, you do not need to take FOE. Thank you!

  • Velynday Jul 4, 2021 @ 21:29

    Hi may ask po kung sa sa region office napo ba kukunin ang CS application form no. 100 or download nalang po namin maam /sir?

  • Joy Baysa Jul 4, 2021 @ 23:04

    Does any bachelor’s degree course is eligible to take FOE please?

    • Nathan Apigo Jul 6, 2021 @ 8:36

      Hi Joy Basa.

      FOE Qualification Standards
      FOE is open to all male and female Filipino citizen applicants with not less that twenty-one (21) years old nor more than thirty five (35) years old. Here are the additional qualifications:

      Must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institute of learning;
      A person of good moral character;
      Physically and mentally fit;
      Must not have been dishonorably discharged or dismissed for cause from previous employment; and
      Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude

  • Rhemariz Reguyal Jul 5, 2021 @ 14:25

    do i need to pass all the requirements?

  • Glory Beth Jul 5, 2021 @ 20:08

    Hi ma’am/sir good day how about the height?for women?what is the height qualification?

  • Hanna Jul 5, 2021 @ 20:35

    How to apply? Is it online or walk-in??

    • Nathan Apigo Jul 6, 2021 @ 8:21

      How to apply for FOE 2021?
      The Civil Service Commission is expected to release the guidelines in its official website weeks before the start of application. The application must be filed at the CSC Regional Office near you, within the application duration along with below requirements (based on 2018 FOE requirements):

      Fully Accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised 2016) As per CSC, the portion of the Application Form in the “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” shall be left blank. This will be accomplished in the presence of CSC processor.
      Four (4) pieces of I.D. Pictures with these specifications:
      The picture must be printed on a good quality photo paper.
      Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 x 1.4 inches)
      Colored with white background and with handwritten (not computer-generated) name tag showing the signature over printed name in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name (if any)
      Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application
      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)
      In bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features (facial features not computer-enhanced)
      Left and Right ears must be shown
      Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera, with neutral facial expression and both eyes open
      3. Original and photocopy of any of the following ID Cards

      Driver’s license/ Temporary Driver’s license/ Student Driver’s Permit;
      Passport;
      PRC License ID;
      SSS ID;
      GSIS ID;
      Voter’s ID;
      BIR/Taxpayer’s ID;
      Philhealth ID
      Postal ID;
      Current company ID;
      Current School ID;
      Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate;
      Barangay ID;
      NBI Clearance;
      Seaman’s Book;
      HDMF Transaction ID;
      PWD ID;
      Solo Parent ID;
      Senior Citizen ID;
      Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD);
      CSC Eligibility Card
      4. PHP 700.00 EXAMINATION FEE

      • Edna Ferrer Jul 7, 2021 @ 16:09

        Hi Sir, wanted to ask if all the ID’s indicated above is we need to provide also? What if only the Government ID’s and other necessary requirements. Just wanted to clarify. Thank you

  • Linda Jul 5, 2021 @ 21:17

    Good day po, Saan po makakakuha ng CS FORM REVISED 100?
    Thankyou.

  • Linda Jul 5, 2021 @ 21:19

    Hi good evening, where we can get CS FORM REVISED 100?
    thankyou!

  • Lorenz Angela Ting Jul 5, 2021 @ 21:21

    Hi!
    Can I file right now for the October 10, examination?

    • Nathan Apigo Jul 6, 2021 @ 8:16

      Hi Lorenz, the start of filing for Fire Officer Exam is on July 20, 2021 until August 19, 2021. Thank you!

  • Azel Ann A. Globio Jul 6, 2021 @ 9:59

    saan po b pwedi mag apply for exam from region8? Through online po ba?ex.From Eastern Samar ako

  • Ralph B . Deonon Jul 6, 2021 @ 19:39

    hello po. sa pagiging fire officer po ba, pwede po bang may tattoo? kasi po interested sana ko kaya lang may tattoo ako sa left shoulder ko. balikat hanggang siko.

  • Kariza Baclig Jul 7, 2021 @ 13:14

    Hello po. If i passed the FOE am i a civil service eligible already?

  • Rheo Jade Sugan Jul 7, 2021 @ 13:24

    Hai po. Okay lan po may anak na mag apply for examination , hindi ko kasi kasal. Salamat

  • Edna Ferrer Jul 7, 2021 @ 16:27

    I am from Nueva Ecija po, it is open to all aspiring applicants po? Thanks so much!

  • esther Jul 8, 2021 @ 9:14

    sir/maam good day po ano po gagawin if board passer na po do i need to apply? thank you

  • Francis Jul 9, 2021 @ 8:08

    Hello mam/sir, tanong lang po kung kasali ba ang AFPSAT passer na pwidi ng hindi mag take ng FOE?
    salamat po.

  • Jessica Dingle Jul 9, 2021 @ 17:55

    Hello po good day..saan po b pwedi mag apply for exam from region4B? Through online po ba?ex.From Occidental Mindoro ako

  • Marco Jul 16, 2021 @ 9:17

    Good Day! Everyone.
    Ask lang po, The process of fill out the CS form is thru computer generated or actual fill out using ballpen?
    Thank you! More power.

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2021 @ 14:00

    Handwritten o computerized po ba yung application form?

  • Jovelyn Jul 17, 2021 @ 14:01

    Saan po makukuha yung health declaration form?

  • Shaira Camille Nisperos Jul 18, 2021 @ 20:32

    Hello po, from region 1. I want to clear po sana maam/sir, kung ano po yung sinasabi nilang online application? Yun po ba yung CSC form na ififill up? Thank you so much! Godbless.

  • Tracia Glyde Aragon Jun 15, 2022 @ 13:43

    hello po.. yearly bang may Fire officer exam? Thank you po

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