Candidate Physical Ability Test

CVTC will be offering 2 CPAT tests in the Fall of 2024 (Spring 2025 dates TBD).  Please watch the CPAT video on this page to fully understand how our CPAT test works.

The Fall 2024 dates are as follows:


Orientation                8/01/24     @ 7pm
Practice Test #1        9/19/24     @ 7pm
Practice Test #2        9/26/24     @ 7pm
Orientation                9/19/24     @ 6:30pm

Official BLUE Test    10/3/24     @ 7pm


Orientation                8/01/24     @ 7pm
Practice Test #1        9/26/24     @ 7pm
Practice Test #2        10/3/24     @ 7pm
Orientation                9/26/24     @ 6:30pm
Official Green Test    10/10/24     @ 7pm



To register for the CPAT test, please choose the link below associated with your test selection.  A credit card is required to register for the CPAT test.  If you do not have a credit card, you will need to contact CVTC’s registration department at 715-852-1360 to register over the phone.  On-site payments of any kinds will NOT be accepted.  No refunds will be issued after 3/26/24.  Again, make sure to watch the video on this page to fully understand how this testing process works.

Blue Test Sign up link coming soon

Green Test sign up link coming soon


Once acquired, here are directions on how to upload your CPAT certification to your application – Click Here

Contact the CPAT test coordinator at or 715-855-7529 with any questions.

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

CPAT Documents

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.

CPAT Preparation Guide/

CPAT Orientation Guide


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.