Registration for June 2017 will open November 16th

Montana Firefighter Testing Consortium

MFTC was officially formed in 1997 when the fire departments of 5 Montana municipalities agreed to conduct joint testing in order to create a pool of qualified applicants for the position of entry-level firefighter in those departments.  Since 2001, MFTC has conducted an annual testing process toward that end.

As of 2016, the Consortium consists of the following members: Big Sky Fire Department; Billings Fire Department; Bozeman Fire Department; Butte Fire Department; Great Falls Fire/Rescue; Helena Fire Department; Lockwood Rural Fire District; Miles City Fire Department; Missoula Fire Department; and Missoula Rural Fire District. In 2014 Central Valley Fire District joined.

We appreciate your interest in a career in the fire service and hope you will consider participating in the Consortium’s upcoming testing process.

We are proud to be serving the citizens of the great State of Montana to the best of our abilities. 

Registration for the June 5-8,2017 written and CPAT testing will be available on November 16th mid morning . Rates will be the same (noted below) and this year we have extended the end date for registration.

Early Bird rate will be $85 until 8 am Feb. 1st .  From 8 am Feb. 1st through 5 pm  March 24th the rate will be $100.

Please be prepared to make the payment through paypal when you register and make sure not to leave the registration page until you’ve received a confirmation (transaction completed) that the registration was successful.

Friday, March 25th was the closing for this year’s registration. For everyone who registered on time, information will be mailed/e-mailed out by April 6th on where to get all the information for this years test. If you registered and haven’t received anything by the 11th of April, contact Sheri at 406-447-8404.

For those of you who didn’t register, we do not accept any late registrations. You will have to wait until next year to test. Registration is usually open mid November.

The members of the consortium will be conducting their spring board meeting 03/03/16. The meeting will be held at the Lockwood Fire District station, 501 Johnson Ln, Billings MT.  If you are interested in participating or attending, please contact Sheri Hall @ 406-447-8404 or for information.

Click the 2015-16 Online Application tab above to register.

Now thru January 31st – $85
February 1st – March 25th (5pm MST) – $100

2016 testing is June 6-9, 2016  See question #4 on the FAQ page for more detail.

Central Valley Fire District has recently join our Firefighter Testing Consortium and will participate in the June testing and will give candidates an additional department to apply to.

Central Valley is the largest Fire District in Gallatin County, operating out of 5 stations, within approximately 300 square miles and serving a population of approximately 26,500 district citizens and approximately 8,200 citizens within the City of Belgrade. For more information about this fire department, visit their web site at