Current testing dates

Our first round of the year for 2023 has now closed.

Our next round will open in July, exact dates TBC.

Testing Centre

Physical Pre-entry Test

Practical Assessment Centre



February 20-21

February 23-24

Whangarei: April 6

Auckland: April 18&19


x x Waikato: April 3&6

Palmerston North

March 7


New Plymouth: April 18

Palmerston North: TBA

Whanganui: TBA

Hawkes Bay: TBA


February 28.
March 1-2

March 13-14

Wellington: TBA


March 8-9

March 22-23

Nelson: TBA

Christchurch: April 3&4

Timaru: TBA


March 18

March 19

Dunedin: March 29&31

*Waikato candidates will be completing PPT and PAC if needed in Auckland.


12-week course

Successful candidates who are offered employment from this round will be placed on a 12-week training course.

Course dates to be advised.

Not 100% sure? Consider volunteering as a firefighter first to make sure it's the right role for you. You can find more information in our volunteering section.

If you have any questions, please email