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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 728-4461.

CPAT Registration

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 HutchCC Fire Science and have a credit card ready to make your payment. Please call:   620-728-4460 to make your payment.

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 HutchCC Fire Science:  620-728-4460.  No testing information will be sent to you, until payment is made.

CPAT Test Dates

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

November 18, 2022 (Registration payment deadline is November 17, 2022)

January 27th, 2023 (Registration payment deadline is January 26, 2023)


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

11319 S. Halstead Rd, Hutchinson, KS 67501(This building is NOT in Hutchinson)

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

3211 E. 4th Ave., in Hutchinson, KS  67501 (This building IS located in Hutchinson)

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


If no one is registered for a specific orientation or practice date, the building will not be opened that day.

Contact Details

Fire Science
1-888-GO-HUTCH ext. 4462

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CPAT Orientation Dates

Start Time:  9:00 a.m.

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

(Registration required if you plan to attend)

September 16, 2022

October 7, 2022

December 9, 2022

December 16, 2022

February 17, 2023

March 3, 2023

June 23, 2023

July 7, 2023

September 15, 2023

October 6, 2023



CPAT Practice Dates

(8:30 am each day - Located at 11319 S. Halstead Rd., Hutchinson, KS)
(Registration required if you plan to attend)J

October 21, 2022

November 4, 2022

January 6, 2023

January 20, 2023

March 24, 2023

April 7, 2023

July 28, 2023

August 11, 2023

October 20, 2023

November3, 2023