The testing process for the consortium involves two examinations.
1. Written Examination (Computer Based)
The National Firefighter Selection Inventory™ (NFSI™) is a national entry-level examination tool that was engineered specifically to select qualified individuals for service as firefighters throughout the country.
A fundamental aspect of the NFSI™ is that its testing platform is an alternative to conventional firefighter written entrance examinations.
Utilizing a compensatory model, the NFSI™ assesses not only individuals’ cognitive ability, but also their behavioral predispositions.
This alternative testing model is well suited to predict success for all entry-level firefighter positions and to be in strict compliance with all federal, state and local testing guidelines and regulations.
- The exam a pass/fail and hiring is not based on scores.
- The written exam requires creating a login account with IO Solutions using the following link:
Preparation Material Study Guide
The written exam is administered electronically at:
DMACC Ankeny Campus Testing Center
2006 S. Ankeny Blvd
Building 6, Room 23
You Must Register Here
Hours of Operations:
Fall and Spring Semesters
Mon & Fri: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue, Wed, Thu: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Summer Semester - May 23 – August 3
Mon, Thu, Fri: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue & Wed: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Summer Break - Aug 4-23
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2. Physical Ability Evaluation
Information coming soon.