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 April/May of 2021. If you already have a valid CPAT certificate, you will be required to upload the certificate document with your application. If you need to acquire a CPAT certificate before CVTC’s spring offering, please contact the hiring process coordinator at 715-855-7529 or email at FireDeptHire@cvtc.edu
The 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.