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Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

What is CPAT?

Dates

Process #33

1st Orientation
October 21, 2014

2nd Orientation
November 4, 2014

1st Practice
November 18, 2014

2nd Practice
December 2, 2014

Test
December 16, 2014

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Process #34

1st Orientation
November 6, 2014

2nd Orientation
November 20, 2014

1st Practice
December 4, 2014

2nd Practice
December 18, 2014

Test
January 3, 2015

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Process #35

1st Orientation
December 18, 2014
10:45 am

2nd Orientation
January 14, 2015
8:00 am

1st Practice
January 28, 2015
8:00 am

2nd Practice
February 11, 2015
8:00 am

Test
February 25, 2015
8:00 am

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Process #36

1st Orientation
January 19, 2015
8:00 am

2nd Orientation
February 2, 2015
8:00 am

1st Practice
February 16, 2015
8:00 am

2nd Practice
March 2, 2015
8:00 am

Test
March 16, 2015
8:00 am

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Process #37

1st Orientation
February 11, 2015
4:00pm

2nd Orientation
February 25, 2015
4:00 pm

1st Practice
March 11, 2015
8:00 am

2nd Practice
March 25, 2015
8:00 am

Test
April 8, 2015
9:00 am

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Candidates will be scheduled in 2 hour blocks and will be notified of their scheduled time.

*CPAT certificates will only be issued on the final test date.

Resources

Aims Community College, in cooperation with the Front Range Fire Consortium, will offer CPAT testing. Aims Community College has a limited CPAT license through the IAFF.

The job of a firefighter is one of the most physically demanding jobs in North America. It requires high levels of cardiopulmonary endurance, muscular strength and muscular endurance. This test is physically demanding and requires that you be physically fit to be successful. This candidate physical ability test (CPAT) consists of eight separate events that require 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.

CPAT standards require that each candidate have the opportunity to attend at least two (2) orientation sessions and two (2) timed practice runs using actual CPAT apparatus and completing the entire course.  A candidate may waive all of the aforementioned program components and be eligible to participate in a CPAT test. However, candidates choosing to waive any of orientations or timed practice runs must sign a waiver acknowledging that the orientation and practice program was made available and that the candidate is voluntarily and knowingly waiving their right to participate in the orientation and/or practice program.

CPAT questions must be submitted by using the following email address: cpat@aims.edu