Candidate Physical Ability Test

CVTC will be offering the CPAT test 3 times in the spring of 2020.  The dates/times are:

April 4th, 2020      1p – 4p

April 18th, 2020   1p – 4p

May 3rd, 2020      10a – 12p


Additionally, CVTC will offer orientation sessions at which candidates can view the course and familiarize themselves with the layout and get questions answered. Candidates do NOT have to sign up for orientation sessions (just show up).  Orientation sessions are scheduled for:

March 5th, 2020  7p-9p (partial course set-up)

April 4th & 18th, 2020    12p – 1p (full course set up)

May 3rd, 2020    9a – 10a (full course set up)


To sign up for any of the CPAT tests, revisit this webpage after March 1st, 2020 and follow the link provided.  A credit card will be required to sign up for the CPAT test.  Any candidate can elect to ‘practice’ on any of the April dates.  This designation needs to be made when checking in on the day of the test.

Please call the Jeff Dykes, CPAT Coordinator, at 715-855-7529 with any questions.  Or email him at


The CPAT course is located at CVTC’s Emergency Services Education Center at 3623 Campus Road   Eau Claire, WI  54703


The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is a sequence of eight events requiring you to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner. This test was developed to allow fire departments to find pools of trainable candidates who are physically able to perform essential job tasks at fire scenes.