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2018 Fire Lieutenant and Captain Exam

Please find key dates for the promotional exam and the listing of participating departments.

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Key Dates for the Promotional Exam

Application Opening: September 18, 2018
Application Deadline: October 9, 2018
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Period: October, 26 - November 24, 2018
Notice to Appear for Exam Emailed: November 2, 2018
Examination Date: November 17, 2018
Statewide Score Release Date: January 16, 2019
Boston Score Release Date: January 29, 2019
Statewide Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: February 4, 2019
Boston Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: February 15, 2019
Statewide Eligible List Established Date: March 1, 2019
Boston Eligible List Established Date: TBD

Examination Fee: $250
Location: Various Sites across the state
Eligibility: Varied by towns and exams

Additional Resources for Key Dates for the Promotional Exam

Next steps for 2018 Fire Lieutenant and Captain Exam

  1. Notice to Appear for Exam Emailed: November 2, 2018

    Approximately two weeks before the examination date you will receive a notice to appear by email.  The notice will tell you the location and the time to appear for your examination. Please check your junk or spam mail folder for the e-mail before contacting this office.

  2. Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: November 24, 2018

    Promotional exam candidates are required to file their E&E Claim application online; it is a mandatory exam component and will result in a failing score if the claim is not completed online. Supporting documentation will be accepted up to 7 calendar days following the examination date by mail or email: civilservice@mass.gov

  3. Statewide Score Released: January 16, 2019
    Boston Score Release Date: January 29, 2019

    The Boston examination results will be emailed when released.

  4. Statewide Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: February 4, 2019
    Boston Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: February 15, 2019

    Before filing an appeal regarding your E&E claim, please ensure that your submitted documentation supports the information referenced on your online E&E claim.

  5. Statewide Eligible List: March 1, 2019
    Boston Eligible List: TBD

    When the eligible list is established you will be able to view your rank on the online list.

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