CFPC: CPAT Information

CPAT 2018

Special Sessions


The Connecticut Fire Academy is offering One & Done CPAT Tests. 

This will entail a onetime CPAT Test No Orientation. 

These One & Done CPAT Tests will take place on 4/21/18  & 5/20/18 in the AM,  at the Meriden CPAT Center.  Applications must be received by 4/18  or 5/16.  

These tests are limited to the first 50 applicants. 

Candidates will receive confirmation from the CT Fire Academy after a successful registration.

If you do not receive your information you must contact the Connecticut Fire Academy to verify your registration prior to the end of day on April 20, 2018 or May 18, 2018

Any questions or issues please email

What is CPAT?

The Candidate Physical Ability Test is a practical exam used to test a candidate's physical ability to perform a job task related to firefighting.  CPAT is a physically demanding test that requires a candidate to use his or her physical, mental abilities and, in some cases, balance.  The CPAT involves eight events that must be completed in 10 minutes 20 seconds.  The CPAT process is used in the selection of firefighters in participating fire agencies throughout the State of Connecticut.
Click Here for CPAT Candidate Preparation Guide (31.69 MB large file)
Click Here for CPAT Candidate Orientation Guide (1.48 MB)
Click Here for CPAT Information

Click Here for CPAT Courses Frequently Asked Questions (NEW)
Click Here for Schematic Drawing of the CPAT Events

when CPAT Registration is open.

Click Here for CPAT Cancellation Information
Click Here for CPAT Refund Policy
Click Here  for CPAT Certificate Replacement Policy
Click Here for CPAT Certificate Replacement request form

     Please allow up to 5-10 business days for certificate replacement.    

     Effective January 1, 2016 - Cash is no longer accepted


Click Here for Directions to the Testing Site
Current List of IAFF/IAFC CPAT License holders:
Effective January 1, 2016 CFA no longer accepts cash for registration, transcripts, or certificates.

Content Last Modified on 4/23/2018 9:45:34 AM