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

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.