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Fire Officer Examination (FOE) 2022 Schedule and Requirements

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Fire Officer Examination (FOE) 2022 Schedule and Requirements

The Civil Service Commission issued an Examination Advisory No. 01 s.2022 regarding the Schedule of 2022 Fire Officer Examination on October 23, 2022.

Examination Announcement No. 01 s.2022, provides for the conduct of FOE examination nationwide for CY 2022. 
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The objective of the said examination is to establish a Register of Eligible (RoE) from which certification and appointment to second level ranks in the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and other functionally related positions shall be made, provided the eligible meet the qualifications and other requirements of the positions.


All applicants must STRICTLY meet the following qualification requirements:

1. Must be a Filipino citizen;

2. Must be 21 to 35 years old at the date/time of filing of application;

3. Must be of good moral character;

4. Must be mentally and physically fit;

5. 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;

6. Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government; and

7. Must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution of learning. 


a) 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.

b) Approval of applications may be recalled any time upon discovery of applicant’s disqualification, for which the examination fees paid shall be forfeited.

c) Applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 (Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003) may apply for and take the examination upon presentation of original, and submission of a copy of, Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship from the Bureau of Immigration, and meeting of all the other admission and application requirements for the examination.

d) Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may take the examination and shall be conferred the eligibility if they successfully pass the same. However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found guilty, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision and on Section 57 (a) of the 2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service.

e) The Bar examination given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Board examinations (requiring completion of at least a bachelor’s degree) given by the Professional Regulation Commission are declared civil service examinations under Republic Act (RA) No. 1080. Accordingly, and under CSC Resolution No. 90-1212, the passers are automatically considered as civil service eligibles. Thus, they may opt not to take the corresponding examination anymore. 

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Be it noted that the following individuals below may opt not to take the examination anymore, to wit:

Individuals who passed the civil service examinations: 

– Career Service Examination (Professional level)

 Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO)

 Board/Bar Passers


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



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

NOTE: The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the Application Form should be left blank. These shall be accomplished in the presence of the CSC processor.


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.; AND

t. Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD).


Original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry printed on security paper (for applicants without date of birth in their I.D. card/s)


Original and photocopy of Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by the Bureau of Immigration (for applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225)


Certification of Employment issued by the authorized agency official (for incumbent employees of BFP, availing of the waiver on age requirement)


Application Endorsement by the authorized BFP official with a statement certifying that the applicant can meet the minimum service requirement based on existing laws (for former employees of BFP, availing of the waiver on age requirement)

Where to Get Application Form

The application form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016) is available at any CSC Regional/Field Office, or may be downloaded from the CSC website: www.csc.gov.ph. The application form may be photocopied using legal size bond paper.


Where to File Application

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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San Fernando City, La Union

Tuguegarao City

City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Batangas City

Legazpi City

Iloilo City

Cebu City

Tacloban City

Zamboanga City

Cagayan de Oro City

Davao City

Cotabato City

NCR – Quezon City

CAR – Baguio City

Caraga – Butuan City

The CSC shall issue an Examination Advisory on the examination venue/school assignment and other important reminders, including what to bring on examination day. The advisory shall be posted on the main CSC website www.csc.gov.ph as well as individual websites of the CSC ROs, as applicable, and other means of publication (e.g. bulletin board).


Related inquiries should be coordinated directly with the CSC Regional/Field Office concerned.

Note: Examinees are strongly advised to visit and have an ocular inspection of their assigned school at least one day before the examination day to familiarize them with the school’s location. 



GATES OF TESTING VENUES SHALL BE CLOSED TO EXAMINEES AT EXACTLY 7:30 a.m. Examinees that arrive later than 7:30 a.m. shall NOT be admitted.

Failure to take the examination on scheduled date shall mean forfeiture of examination fee and slot. Re-scheduling of examination date is NOT allowed.

Bringing of cellular phones and any other gadgets, including smart watches, calculators, wristwatches with calculator, books and other forms of printed materials and all other similar items, is NOT allowed. If brought, these shall be surrendered to the Room Examiners. Firearms, if any, must also be surrendered to the security guard/designated firearm custodian at the entrance gate of the school/testing venue.


Proper attire must be worn on examination day. SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, SHORTS/SHORT PANTS, and SLIPPERS ARE NOT ALLOWED.


The CSC neither holds any review class nor publishes or distributes any review material for any civil service examination. Further, the CSC does not accredit and has not accredited any review center for the purpose of offering and holding review classes to prospective civil service examinees. Availing of any such product/service shall be at one’s own risk.

Examinees must be at their assigned school/testing venue early on examination day. Testing venues shall be opened to examinees starting 6 a.m.

Examinees must bring the following items:

I.D. card – preferably the same I.D. card presented during filing of application. If the I.D. card to be presented for admission is different from the I.D. card presented during filing of application, the examinee must present any of the other accepted I.D. cards listed in Item D (3) above, which is preferably valid (not expired);


1. The NO I.D., NO EXAMINATION Rule is strictly implemented.

2. All other I.D. cards not included in the list under Item D(3) above shall not be accepted. 

3. As a last resort, expired I.D. card may be presented for admission on examination day, provided that, the expiry date of the I.D. card is within the preceding months of the year reckoning the date of examination (or from January 1, 2018 to June 16, 2018).

b. Original of PSA/LCR issued Birth Certificate printed on security paper (if I.D. card has no date of birth); c. Application Receipt with CSC Official Receipt (if available); d. Black Ball Pen/s; and e. Water, or preferred beverage (except alcoholic beverage) placed in clear/transparent container, and/or candies, biscuits, or fruits, which shall be subject to inspection by the Room Examiner/Proctor.


To hurdle the exam, an examinee should get a general rating of at least 80%. 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.

 Note and a Warning from the Civil Service!

The Civil Service Commission uses a highly reliable system to detect cheats. Any form of cheating in any civil service examination has been declared criminally and administratively punishable under Republic Act No. 9416. The forms of cheating are, as follows:

1. Use of crib sheets or “codigo” containing codes in any form (written on any material or in digital form)

2. Impersonation

3. Employing a “poste” or a person inside or outside of the examination room who may or may not be an examinee but provides examinees with answers

4. Collusion of whatever nature between examinees and examination personnel

5. Examinee number switching

6. Such other acts of similar nature which facilitate the passing of examination, including possession and/or use of fake Certificate of Eligibility. 


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