Candidate Physical Ability Test:
Candidates that pass the written examination are required to pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). This test was developed to assess a candidate's physical ability to perform the essential job tasks at fire scenes.
The CPAT is a sequence of eight (8) events that requires you to progress along a predetermined path moving from event-to-event in a continuous manner. This is a pass/fail test and each candidate is allowed a maximum total time of 10 minutes and 20 seconds to complete it.
The attached video explains the test and walks you through the eight (8) events.
For your convenience, please download this CPAT Candidate Preparation Guide.
If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Training at 401-781-3439.