Recruit Candidate Academy

The Recruit Candidate Academy (RCA) at Utah Valley University is a "para-military" firefighter academy designed to prepare future firefighters for a career in the fire service.
The RCA comprises approximately 400 hours of classroom and "fireground" training, plus an additional 300 hours of college-level pre-requisite course work.
Prospective students are registered through Utah Valley University, and are enrolled in 16 credits of instruction for the academic semester.
If you would like to receive an information packet, please send an e-mail to the Emergency Services department at

Recruit Candidate Academy (RCA)

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

Firefighter Rookie Challenge

Fire Games (Graduating RCA vs. Alumni)