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What is the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)?

The CPAT is a sequence of 8 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 obtain pools of trainable candidates who are physically able to perform essential job tasks at fire scenes. The CPAT is a pass/fail event based on a total test time. To view a description and video of the events, go to