Candidate Physical Ability Test

2019 CPAT

Registration will open January 2019

  • Or see below under frequently asked questions
  • CPAT 2019 registration will open in January 2019 - Close on March 9, 2019
  • Please use this: APPLICATION


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 job tasks 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.


When CPAT Registration is open:


  • 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.