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Exam & Registers



Rachael Schade, Exams Analyst
(206) 684-0235
Police Employment Website

Police Promotional Registers:

Sergeant (July 14, 2022- July 14, 2024)

Lieutenant  Amended (August 29, 2021-August 29, 2023) 

Captain (August 29, 2021- August 29, 2023)   

Police Exams:

Entry-Level and Lateral-Entry Testing

There are expected to be six Entry-Level and Lateral-Entry Police Officer exam cycles for 2023. The next application filing periods will open shortly after the current application filing periods close.

Testing will be conducted online or at a National Testing Network Testing Center.

For information about applying to be a police officer with the Seattle Police Department, visit: Police Jobs - Police |



Yoshiko Grace Matsui, Exams Analyst
(206) 615-0581
Fire Employment Website

Fire Entry and Promotional Registers:

Firefighter (June 27, 2022)

Lieutenant  (August 15, 2021-August 15, 2023)

Captain (Amended October 17, 2022-August 15, 2024)

Battalion Chief (August 15, 2022-August 15, 2024)

Fireboat Pilot (December 15, 2022-December 15, 2024)

Fireboat Engineer (December 15, 2021-December 15, 2023)

2023 Fire Promotional Exam Dates:

Exam dates will be posted soon.


Public Safety Civil Service Rule 9.15 describes how the City of Seattle complies with USERRA to accommodate military personnel who are not able to participate in a scheduled examination because they were on active military service on the scheduled exam date, or for more than 30 days during the preparation period.

To learn more about the application and hiring process for the Seattle Fire Department visit:

Public Safety Civil Service Commission

Address: 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1670, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 233-7118
Phone Alt: (206) 437-5425
Fax: (206) 684-0755

Seattleā€™s Public Safety Civil Service Commission (PSCSC) is a three member, impartial, quasi-judicial body.