Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

The CPAT is a sequence of events requiring 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.  Testing is done at our Fire Science East facility, 11319 S. Halstead Rd.,  Hutchinson, KS  67501.  For more information contact HCC Fire:  620-728-4460 or 728-4465.


We are currently taking payments for the upcoming Candidate Physical Ability Test and the Fire Team written test.  See registration fees and test dates below.  Please contact us at HCC Fire Science and have a credit card ready to make your payment.  620-728-4460

NOTE You will receive additional testing information including your testing time via USPS after we receive your payment receipt.   If you do not receive this information before your test date,  please contact  us again at HCC Fire:  620-728-4460.  No testing information will be sent to you, until payment is made.

Test Dates

Costs:   $85 Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).   $40 Fire Team Written Test.  See Registration details above.  Deadline is 2 weeks prior to the test date). CPAT test is conducted in the morning and Fire Team Test is conducted in the afternoon of scheduled dates below. 


April 8, 2016   (Registration payment deadline is  March  25, 2016)

August 26, 2016  (Registration payment deadline is August 12, 2016)

November 18, 2016 (Registration payment deadline is November 4, 2016)


PLEASE NOTE:    The CPAT test location is at HCC Fire Science East on our South Campus: 

                                  11319 S. Halstead Rd, Hutchinson, KS


                                  The Fire Team Written Test is given at our Fire Science Training Center in Hutchinson:

                                  3211 E. 4th Ave., in Hutchinson, KS 


  For more information or help, please contact HCC Fire:  620-728-4460 or 620-728-4465

Orientation Dates

Start Time:  9:00 a.m.

Location:   11319 S. Halstead Rd.,  Hutchinson, KS 67501

February 12, 2016

February 19, 2016

July 1, 2016

July 15, 2016

September 23, 2016

October 7, 2016

Practice Dates

(8:30-11:30 am each day - Located at 11319 S. Halstead Rd., Hutchinson, KS)

  (please email  if you plan to attend)


February 26, 2016

March 4, 2016

July 29, 2016

August 5, 2016

October 14, 2016

October 28, 2016