USA California CPAT Exam Details

Candidate Physical Ability Test is the standard test to measure one's ability to handle physical tasks of a firefighter. It has eight separate events designed to assess the candidate's skill. One of the most physically demanding jobs in North America is of a fire fighter. This job requires the candidates to be physically active to take up all challenges without any health or immunity issues. Candidates are advised to look at the test pattern and prepare themselves to be physically fit to clear the firefighter examination.

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Key Highlight
of Cpat Exam California
Minimum Age 18 year's
Written. Physical Events


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must show government issued photo identification

Exam Pattern

  • There are two sections with both written test and physical events that are taken within 30 days.
  • CPAT written test happens for duration 10 minutes 20 seconds, which is a pass/fail test.
  • The physical events are:
  1. Stair Climb
  2. Hose Drag
  3. Equipment Carry
  4. Ladder Raise and Extension
  5. Forcible Entry
  6. Search
  7. Rescue
  8. Ceiling Breach and Pull.

Tips and Tricks

  • Check through the syllabus carefully.
  • Prepare a study schedule and follow it sincerely.
  • Candidates must be physically fit and open to take all physical challenges.
  • Apply for the test very diligently without missing out on any important detail.
  • Practice previous years papers to know the pattern of questions that come in exam.

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