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The Easiest Way To Take the CPAT in New Mexico

NMCPAT is proud to be licensed and endorsed by the International Association of Firefighters. We are the only CPAT administrator in New Mexico.

Applying to ABQ Fire Rescue? The CPAT is mandatory and NMCPAT is the only licensed administrator in New Mexico. Click here to ready the official AFR guide on becoming a Firefighter.

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What is the CPAT?

Navigate eight separate events on a closed course within a span of 10 minutes and 20 seconds.

Preparation Guide

Like firefighting, the key to success in the CPAT is preparation. We will help you prepare for your journey.

The Day of the Test

Learn what to wear, what to bring, & what to expect on test day. You will be required to show a government-issued ID.

About New Mexico CPAT

We are an official IAFF Licensed CPAT Administrator, and the only CPAT administrator in New Mexico.
What is the CPAT?

Testing over eight separate events

The job of a firefighter is one of the most physically demanding jobs in North America. It requires high levels of cardiopulmonary endurance, muscular strength and muscular endurance. The Candidate Physical Ability Test consists of eight critical physical tasks that simulate actual job duties on the fireground. This test is physically demanding
and requires that you be physically fit to be successful.

Instant Test Results & Performance Scorecard

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NMCPAT allows you to get your results and completion certificate immediately after passing the test. As a condition of hire requirement, all fire departments utilizing the CPAT must ensure that all candidates are provided full and equal access to a CPAT orientation and practice program.

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Instant results and a Performance Scorecard after every test attempt!

Receive your CPAT Completion Certificate and Performance Scorecard the same day!


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For those of you who dream of being a firefighter, we can help you take your first step. Learn from actual career firefighters who know what it takes, and will guide you through all phases of the demanding hiring process!

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