Candidate Physical Ability Test


As of March 18th, 2020, all CPAT tests are CANCELLED in the month of April due to the COVID19 virus.  We hope to still run our May 3rd test but that decision will be made as more information becomes available.

Regardless when the virus restrictions are lifted, CVTC will hold a minimum of 3 CPAT sessions this spring/summer.  All candidates will be notified by email in addition to updates to this website.  Please check back weekly to this website as well as monitor your email for updates.  Feel free to call/email Jeff Dykes at 715-855-7529 with any questions or concerns.  Due to all CVTC instructors working remotely, please leave a message and we will return your call promptly.  Thank you for your understanding as we work through these unprecedented circumstances.

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.