The Classified testing division provides professional testing services that support the hiring and promotional process in the Houston Fire and Police Departments. The division’s mission is to implement professional testing practices that align with industry standards in order to ensure the best candidates are identified to serve as public safety representatives for the City of Houston.


Civil Service Exams


Fire Alarm

  • Communications Captain - Exam Date April 19, 2024

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    Announcement | Source List | Study Guide | Test Orientation | Draft List | List of Eligibles
  • Communications Senior Captain - Exam Date September 23, 2022

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    Announcement | Source List | Study Guide | Test Orientation | Draft List | List of Eligibles
  • Chief Communications Officer - Exam Date July 12, 2017

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    Announcement | Source List | List of Eligibles

  • Deputy Chief Communications Officer - Exam Date March 12, 2014

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    Announcement | Source List | List of Eligibles

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Prevention (Arson Investigation)

  • Investigator - May 12, 2023

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    Announcement | Source List | Study Guide | Test Orientation | Draft List | List of Eligibles

  • Senior Investigator - Exam Date July 22, 2022

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    Announcement| Source List | Study Guide | Test Orientation | Draft List | List of Eligibles

  • Chief Investigator - Exam Date November 4, 2022

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    Announcement | Source List | Study Guide | Test Orientation | Draft List | List of Eligibles

  • Deputy Chief Investigator - Exam Date February 25, 2022

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    Announcement| Source List | Study Guide | Test Orientation | Draft List | List of Eligibles

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Suppression

  • Deputy Chief - Exam Date October 14, 2020

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    Announcement | Source List | Study Guide | Test Orientation | Draft List | List of Eligibles

  • Engineer/Operator - Exam Date September 21, 2023

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    Announcement | Source List | Orientation Slides | Draft List | List of Eligibles

  • USERRA Engineer/Operator - 2024

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    Announcement | Source List | Study Guide | Test Orientation | Draft List | List of Eligibles

  • District Chief – Exam Date November 3, 2023

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    Announcement | Source List | Study Guide | Orientation Slides | Orientation FAQ's | Draft list | Eligibility List

  • Captain - 2023

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    Announcement | Guidelines | List of Eligibles

  • Senior Captain - 2023

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    Announcement | Guidelines | List of Eligibles

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Inspector

  • Inspector - February 10, 2023

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    Announcement | Study Guide | Test Orientation | Draft List | List of Eligibles

  • Senior Inspector - Exam Date August 6, 2021

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    Announcement | Source List | Test Orientation | Draft List | List of Eligibles

  • Chief Inspector - Exam Date April 15, 2022

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    Announcement | Source List | Study Guide | List of Eligibles

  • Assistant Fire Marshal

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Department Information

611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Benefits: 832-393-6000
Main: 832-393-6100
Safety Hotline: 832-393-7233 careers@houstontx.gov