What You Need To Know

Test Location

The test will be conducted at the Mesa Fire Department Training Facility  located at 3260 N 40th St., Mesa,  AZ 85215. Download a pdf of the map here.

Spectators Are Not Allowed

Do not bring friends, family, children or pets. No spectators will be allowed past the entrance gate. A telephone will be available for local calls if candidates need to make arrangements to be picked up after the test.

When To Arrive

Arrive 20 minutes before your assigned test time. You will not be allowed to test if you arrive late.

Required Identification For Registration

You will be required to present a photo ID (drivers license, State ID card, school, military, or federal passport or visa) at sign-in for the orientation class, timed practice run and the official CPAT. You will not be allowed to test without proper identification.

What To Wear

You must wear long pants and footwear with no open heel or toe. You will not be allowed to test if you are not wearing proper clothing. Jewelry is not allowed. All other equipment (hard hat, gloves, etc) will be provided.

Other Preparation Notes

  • Expect the testing process to take about 2 hours from the time of registration to exit.
  • Hydrate before you arrive. You should drink about one liter of water 1-1/2 hours before you arrive. Water will also be available on site.