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No. CPAT time trials are optional. However, if a participant successfully passes a time trial, then he/she has successfully passed the CPAT test and will be given a CPAT Certificate of Completion.
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Please see the Orientations and Time Trials page for the 2022 CPAT testing dates and registration form.
To register for a CPAT testing process, you must submit a correctly completed CPAT registration form. Once you have correctly completed and submitted a CPAT Application, you will receive a confirmation email of your date selection(s). If you do not, then your application was NOT received and you are not registered to attend a CPAT testing process.
The CPAT testing process (to include 2 orientations and 2 time trials) is $165.00 payable by cash, cashier’s check or check (made out to: West Allis Fire Department). See the Registration and Payment page for additional CPAT payment information.
The CPAT testing course is outdoors and orientations, time trials and final test will be conducted in almost any weather except for the following conditions as set forth by the IAFF CPAT Manual:
Temperature is below 45o F;
Heat Index (temperature and humidity) is greater than 95o F;
Wind speed higher than 20 MPH;
There is a measurable amount of rain and/or lightening/thunder.
If an orientation, time trial or test is cancelled due to one of the above weather conditions, participants will be notified via email in as timely a manner as possible.