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Due to weather and other factors, dates are subject to change

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A printable information sheet is available by clicking on the link below:

CPAT 2017 notification

  • CPAT Orientation–the days scheduled as ORIENTATION are intended as an opportunity for candidates to become familiar with CPAT tasks and apparatus.
  • CPAT Practice–the days scheduled as PRACTICE are intended to allow candidates an opportunity to complete a timed practice run using actual CPAT apparatus and complete the entire course. During these days, weather and staff permitting, you may be given an opportunity to take the test.  If you choose to take the test, you will be required sign a waiver acknowledging that the ORIENTATION/PRACTICE sessions were made available to you.
  • CPAT Test–the day scheduled as TEST is a test day only.  There will be no opportunity for practice and/or orientation.  You will be required to watch a short video outlining the test.
  • CPAT events are conducted at the AFD training Center 12400 NE 8th Ave.
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Important dates for CPAT:


If you intend to take the AFD entrance exam on Saturday, August 26, 2017, you are encouraged to attend these events. The AFD requires that you pass the CPAT within 1 year prior to your hire date. Hire date will be determined at a later date.  The scheduled dates may be the only opportunity for you to take the CPAT with the AFD!

*CPAT ORIENTATION: Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 6 pm

*CPAT ORIENTATION/PRACTICE: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 6 pm

*CPAT PRACTICE: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 6pm

* CPAT TEST: Saturday, September 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am




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