CFPC: CPAT Information



or see below under frequently asked questions

CPAT 2018


Please use this


The 2018 application deadline for the fall session is July 28, 2018. 

The first orientation scheduling date is August 11, 2018.




Special Session

August 25, 2018

Please use this Application for One & Done

The Connecticut Fire Academy is offering One & Done CPAT Test. This will entail a onetime CPAT Test No Orientation. This One & Done CPAT Test will take place on

8/25/18 in the AM, at the Meriden CPAT Center.


Applications must be received by 8/23/18 (the Thursday before a test date). This test is limited to the first 50 applicants. Candidates will receive confirmation from the CT Fire Academy after a successful registration.


Any questions with the registration process should be directed to  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 August 23, 2018

Any questions or issues please email

Please note $50 dollars of the CPAT fee is a non-refundable processing fee.

This processing fee will be deducted from all refunds issued.

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
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 7/17/2018 12:35:09 PM