Candidate Physical Ability Test
In order to qualify for employment with one of our partnering fire departments, you must have a valid CPAT certificate dated within 12 months from your date of hire. CVTC will be offering several CPAT tests in both the spring and fall of 2021. Please see below for dates/times.
If you already have a valid CPAT certificate, you will be required to upload the certificate to your application. Here are directions on how to upload your CPAT to your application – Click Here
Green CPAT Test
Orientation: 2/25 Noon-2pm
Practice Session 1: 4/10 9am
Practice Session 2: 5/1 1pm
Test Day: 5/8 1pm
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Blue CPAT Test
Orientation: 3/4 Noon-2pm
Practice Session 1: 4/17 9am
Practice Session 2: 5/8 1pm
Test Day: 5/15 9am
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You will receive a email prior to your CPAT test with campus directions, test day requirements, and other pertinent information. Contact the CPAT test coordinator at FireDeptHire@cvtc.edu or 715-855-7529 with any questions.
If you need to acquire a CPAT certificate before CVTC’s spring offering you can investigate offerings at the websites below:
CVTC’s CPAT course is located at CVTC’s Emergency Services Education Center at 3623 Campus Road Eau Claire, WI 54703
The following documents are provided by the IAFF/IAFC to better prepare you for your CPAT test. Please review the Prep Guide and Orientation Guide to better understand the test requirements.
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.