Next Generation Entry Level Firefighter Aptitude Test (NGFF)

Entry Level
Aptitude Test


Exam Highlights:

The NGFF was originally developed by CWH Research as their premier entry level firefighter examination offering. The NGFF combines a straightforward cognitive ability measure with multiple situational judgment measures, as well as a mechanical aptitude measure. The NGFF focuses on utilizing tools and measures that have minimal impact on protected classes. The scoring algorithm of the NGFF focuses on increasing diversity.

Exam Features:

  • Parallel Forms: One (1)
  • Length: Cognitive Ability Measure – 61 items, Situational Judgment Measures (Cognitive-based, Non-cognitive based) – 79 items, Mechanical Reasoning – 9 items
  • Administration Time: 3 ¼ Hours, plus 15 minutes for instructions

Measurement Domains:


  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Mathematics

Situational Judgment Measures: 

  • Practical Judgment
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Handling Stress & Responsibility
  • Emotional Outlook

Mechanical Aptitude Measure:

  • Mechanical Concepts

Available Study Materials:

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