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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 728-4465.


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 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.

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.

January 26, 2018 (Registration payment deadline is January 12, 2018)

April 6, 2018 (Registration payment deadline is March 23, 2018)

PLEASE NOTE:    The CPAT test location is at our HCC 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 or 620-728-4465

Orientation Dates

Start Time:  9:00 a.m.

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

December 8, 2017

December 15, 2017

February 16, 2018

February 23, 2018

Practice Dates

(8:30-11:30 am each day - Located at 11319 S. Halstead Rd., Hutchinson, KS)
(please email  if you plan to attend)

December 29, 2017

January 12, 2018

March 2, 2018

March 16, 2018