Applicants must meet all of the minimum qualifications.
Except as noted herein, any failure to meet one or more of the minimum qualifications will result in your immediate disqualification.
Please note that some standards have particular time limits associated with them.
If this applies to your situation, you may later become eligible and apply once those time limits have lapsed.
If you do not meet a minimum qualification based on your behavior or criminal history occurring both prior to age 18 and more than five years ago, you may be eligible to request an "exemption" from disqualification.
(Please see Exemption from Disqualification for Behavior Prior to Age 18.)
If you have already scheduled an appointment and find that you do not meet the minimum qualifications, please contact the Denver Civil Service Commission at (720) 913-3365.
The minimum qualifications for Firefighter have been updated effective April 15, 2011. Please see the following link to Commission Rule 3, Qualifications for Original Appointment.
EXEMPTION FROM DISQUALIFICATION FOR BEHAVIOR PRIOR TO AGE 18: If an individual fails to meet a minimum qualification based on behavior or criminal history occurring both prior to age eighteen (18) and more than five (5) years ago,
the individual may be eligible to request an exemption from disqualification. The request for exemption must be made in writing. The request for exemption may be made either before application or, if after application,
within forty-five (45) days following notice of disqualification. (Due to the limited availability of Fire Test slots, the Commission recommends any request for exemption be made prior to application.) Any request for exemption from disqualification will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Applicants who are granted an exemption may re-apply when testing slots are available.
In some circumstances, particular criminal matters are not eligible for the granting of an exemption. Details regarding the filing of a written request for an exemption, and the eligibility requirements for an exemption are contained in Commission Rule 3. If you have additional questions, please call the Denver Civil Service Commission at (720) 913-3371.
Request for Exemption from Disqualification Form