Conference of Western Wayne (CWW) Firefighter Testing Program
The Fire Training Institute of Schoolcraft College, in collaboration with the Schoolcraft Testing Center, administer a pre-employment certification test. This test evaluates the written and physical agility qualifications of firefighter candidates. Upon successful completion of the process, a firefighter candidate’s ability to perform the critical reading and physical skills required of the entry-level firefighter position are validated.
Successful completion of both these tests may be required by the communities of the CWW and other participating municipalities. Individual communities may require other qualifications at the time of applying.
The CWW Firefighter Testing Program: www.c-w-w.org
This test measures reading and math aptitudes as well as basic firefighter knowledge. Study guides are available through the Schoolcraft College Bookstore.
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
Effective January 1, 2008: all entry level firefighter candidates must take the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) through the Conference of Western Wayne Firefighter Testing Program for all participating communities.
The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is a sequence of eight separate events, requiring progression along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner. The pass/fail sequence was developed to determine a firefighter candidate’s ability to perform essential simulated tasks consistent with firefighting. A confirmation packet is provided at registration. Please note:
- A signed physician's release form is required for the CPAT
- A free orientation guide with recommended exercises is available upon request.
- Practice sessions are available by appointment (for a fee)