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2021 Boston Fire Lieutenant and Captain Exams

Please find the key dates and other information for the promotional exams.

Key Dates for the Promotional Exams

Application Opening: November 24, 2020
Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
Notice to Appear for Exam: February 12, 2021
Examination Date: February 27, 2021 (Saturday)
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: March 6, 2021
Score Release Date: TBD
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

Written Examination Fee: $250
Location: Various Sites across the state
Eligibility: This is a departmental promotional exam. Please refer to the exam poster/application for specific information.

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Next steps

  1. Create your Civil Service online account.
  2. Read texts on the reading list.
  3. Apply for the exams 
  4. Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: March 6, 2021

    Promotional exam candidates are required to file their E&E Claims; It is a mandatory exam component and will result in a failing score if the claim is not completed.  Supporting documentation will be accepted up to 7 calendar days following the examination date by email:
  5. Scores: TBD

    You will receive your examination result by email.
  6. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD

    Before filing an appeal regarding your E&E claim, please ensure that your submitted documentation supports the information referenced on your E&E claim.
  7. Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

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

How to Apply for 2021 Boston Fire Lieutenant and Captain Exams

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  1. Find the application for
  2. Read about the examination information and find out if you’re eligible to take the exam.
  3. Click Apply in the top right corner of the exam poster and follow the instructions to submit your application.
  4. Once you’ve successfully submitted your application, you’ll see a Click to Pay button. Click the button to pay for your exam. Be sure to pay for the correct exam.
  5. You’ll receive two confirmation emails when you’ve completed the process:

     an email confirming that your application has been received
    an email confirming that your payment has been received

Your application is not complete until you have received both confirmation emails. Once you receive the successful payment confirmation email, you may ignore the option to Submit Payment which may still be displayed in your account.


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