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 CPAT tests. Please contact us here 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 CPAT & $40 Written.  See Registration details above.  Deadline is 2 weeks prior to the test date). For more information or help, please contact HCC Fire:  620-728-4460.

November 20, 2015  (Registration payment due  by November 6, 2015)

January 29, 2016  (Registration payment due by January 15, 2016)

April 8, 2016   (Registration payment due by March  25, 2016)

Orientation Dates

Start Time:  9:00 a.m.

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

October 2, 2015

October 9, 2015

Practice Dates

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

  (please email  if you plan to attend)

October 30, 2015

November 6, 2015