2019 Candidate Physical Ability Testing (CPAT) 

CPAT Orientation: August 27, 28, 29, 2019

CPAT Exam: October 22, 23, 24, 2019

Application Deadlines:

4:00 PM on August 9, 2019 - Deadline for application and physician authorization if you wish to attend orientation and testing - $100 fee

4:00 PM on October 11, 2019 - Deadline for application and physician authorization, requires orientation waiver to test - $150 fee

Download the 2019 CPAT Test Application

Orientation and Exam Location:  Williston Fire Station, 645 Talcott Road, Williston, VT 05495

Currently, the following municipalities have committed to using this testing process for hiring.  If you are interested in applying for employment with any of the following fire departments, you must contact them directly for application information.

  • Barre City

  • Brattleboro

  • Burlington

  • Hartford

  • Saint Johnsbury

  • South Burlington

  • Williston

The State of Vermont and the participating Fire Departments allow for reciprocity for successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from another licensed jurisdiction. Download the CPAT Reciprocity Application.

More information can be found by visiting Vermont Fire Academy or by contacting the Vermont Fire Academy at (800)615-3473 or sending an email to to