The Exam

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Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service administers an online Firefighter Entrance Exam for all candidates that apply and meet minimum qualifications. A few weeks after the candidate submits their application, they will receive an email giving them directions to follow.

Study Guide information will be presented to the candidates in the invitation to test.

Be prepared for a 2.5-hour timed exam. The whole testing process will take approximately 3 – 3.5 hours.

General Procedural information: IOS @ Home Testing Set-Up Guide and Manual

IOS, Inc. will be emailing candidates directly using this address: [email protected]. Candidates should add this as an approved recipient to their email accounts. Candidates will be required to upload a photo ID (i.e., Driver’s License, Passport, FOID, etc.) when they register to take the exam. This ID will be used on test date as part of their check-in process.

Once registered, candidates will receive a Candidate Guide that will walk them through step-by-step procedures on how to set up for a successful @Home Test administration.

Minimum requirements for @Home Testing:

You MUST have a reliable internet service and both devices should be plugged into a power source.

  1. You will be required to have 2 devices on the day of the test.
    1. Mobile smartphone or tablet. The GoToMeeting app will be used as the video/audio app for the IOS Test Proctor to monitor and communicate with you during the exam.
    2. Desktop or Laptop PC running Windows 7 or later. The IOS Testing Application will be downloaded to this device in order for you to take the exam. Macs and Chromebooks are NOT compatible with the IOS Testing Application.
  2. You will be required to download GoToMeeting Application on a mobile device.
  3. You will be required to download the IOS Testing Application on a Desktop or Laptop PC.

Candidates will receive their results by email a few weeks after the exam. MCFRS will then establish an eligibility list.

Completion of the entire hiring process can take up to nine months. We appreciate your patience as we proceed through the various steps in the process.

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