Testing Center

Firefighter Testing

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

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.
  • Required clothing for CPAT testing - long pants (no shorts), closed toe/heel shoes (no sandals)
  • May only use CPAT issued equipment (gloves, helmets, vests, etc.)
  • Only testers are allowed in the building (no family, friends, cheering squads)
All CPAT tests are held at the Public Safety Training Complex, 31777 Industrial Road, Livonia, MI  48150.


You may register and pay for firefighting testing by one of the following methods:
     1. Come to the Testing Center Office at Livonia Campus (McDowell, Room 220)
     2. Complete the registration form with payment by check, cash, credit card, or money order.
     1. Print and complete the Application & Payment Form below
     2. Scan the form and email to testing@schoolcraft.edu
     1. Print complete the Application & Payment Form below
     2. Fax the form to the Testing Center (734) 462-4808
    1. Print and complete the Application & Payment Form below
    2.  Mail the completed form with your check, money order, or charge authorization to: 
          Schoolcraft College
          Testing Center
          18600 Haggerty Road
          Livonia, MI  48152-2696

***Please note - The $25 Registration Fee must be paid by anyone who has not tested with the Conference of Western Wayne (CWW) after July 2007.***

Application & Payment Form    Info & Application Brochure

2019 CPAT Dates

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

  • January 19
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 6
  • May 3
  • June 1
  • June 29
  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 23 (previously listed as 11/16)
  • December 14

2019 Written Test Dates

Written tests all start at 10 a.m.

  • January 26
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 13
  • June 8
  • July 20
  • August 10
  • September 7
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 7

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.

CWW Certificate Form