What is the CPAT and why is it conducted?

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Candidate Physical Ability Test© (CPAT) is a standardized (pass/fail) physical fitness test conducted to determine an applicant’s ability to physically perform duties commonly required of a firefighter, which consists of eight occupational related events.  All applicants must pass the CPAT with Travis County ESD No. 2; we will only accept CPAT certificates issued by Travis County ESD No. 2. Previous CPAT certification issued elsewhere, regardless of date, will not be accepted.