Pinellas Technical College

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The Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT)

The CPAT was designed by fire fighters for fire fighters and endorsed by both the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). The CPAT consists of eight events directly related to the job of fire fighter. Candidates complete each of the events in a predetermined path from one event to another. The events are placed in a sequence that simulates fire scene events.

The Events

  • Stair climb
  • Hose drag
  • Equipment carry
  • Ladder raise and extension
  • Forcible entry
  • Search
  • Rescue
  • Ceiling breach and pull

To register visit: One Convenient Process
For more information call
pTEC at 727-893-2500 ext 2595

Multiple Fire Departments
CPAT Test Good for One Year
You Choose the Date

Log onto and click on the CPAT for Firefighters button. Then click on the “schedule a CPAT” button.

Free CPAT Mentoring :
Monday (9am-12pm)
Closed on Holidays

901 - 34 Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Cost: Practice--$35.00 CPAT--$125.00

Orientation Session: Free