Candidate Physical Ability Test

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The Owensboro Fire Department uses the Candidate Physical Ability Test© (CPAT) during the hiring Process. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the test information and preparation materials on this website.

The Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness/Fitness Initiative Candidate Physical Ability Test© consists of eight separate events. The CPAT is a sequence of events requiring the candidate to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner (see layout). This test was developed to allow fire departments a means for obtaining pools of trainable candidates who are physically able to perform essential job tasks at fire scenes.

CPAT PREPARATION GUIDE (Adobe Acrobat Required)

PREPARATION ORIENTATION GUIDE

CPAT PREPARATION TIPS

See below for descriptions and videos of the eight separate events.