Firefighter Testing

Testing Center

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:

Written Test 

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)

All CPAT tests will now be held at the Public Safety Training Complex, 31777 Industrial Road, Livonia, MI  48150.

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2017 CPAT Dates

Time of CPAT test will be determined at time of registration.

  • January 7
  • February 4
  • March 4
  • April 1
  • April 28
  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July 22
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9

2017 Written Test Dates

Written tests all start at 10 a.m.

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 22
  • June 3
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2

Additional Certificate Order Form

You will receive one free CWW certificate for each CWW test you pass.  If you would like to order additional certificates in the future, please use this form and supply your credit card information.  Each additional certificate is $15 and must be paid for in advance.  Follow the instructions on the form for submitting your request.

Download the CWW Certificate Form

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Livonia Testing Center
McDowell Center, MC220
P: 734-462-4806

Radcliff Testing Center
Radcliff Center, Room 120
P: 734-462-​4755

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