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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.

August 27, 2021 (Registration payment deadline is August 26, 2021)

November 19, 2021 (Registration payment deadline is November 18, 2021)

January 28th, 2022 (Registration payment deadline is January 27, 2022)

April 22nd, 2022 (Registration payment deadline is April 21st, 2022)


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)

December 8, 2021

December 16, 2021

February 25, 2022

March 4, 2022

June 24, 2022

July 8, 2022


CPAT Practice Dates

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

January 7th, 2022

January 21, 2022

March 25, 2022

April 8, 2022

July 29, 2022

August 12, 2022