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Candidates who are interested in applying for a position with San Jose Fire can elect to take the NTN written exam and/or the CPAT test in advance of the application release. Both the NTN written exam and CPAT card are valid for one year from the date of the test.
Firefighter-Lateral positions require a higher level of experience, but the Academy is shorter and candidates are placed in the Firefighter classification as of their start date.
Laterals who apply as a Firefighter-Recruit will be required to participate in a full 18 week Academy. Recruits are promoted to the Firefighter classification upon graduation from the Academy.