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CPAT Schedule & Registration

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2017 Schedule

January 6, 2017

January 21, 2017

February 4, 2017

February 25, 2017

March 11, 2017 (Test Only)

March 25, 2017

April 8, 2017

April 22, 2017

May 6, 2017

May 20, 2017

June 10, 2017

June 24, 2017

July 8, 2017

July 22, 2017

August 5, 2017

August 26, 2017

 

September 9, 2017

September 23, 2017

October 7, 2017

October 21, 2017

November 4, 2017

November 18, 2017

December 2, 2017

December 16, 2017

 

CPAT Registration Form: Submit Registration Form and payment at least one week prior to first requested CPAT session.  Registration Forms received less than one week prior to the candidate's first requested session will not be accepted.

Orientation Sessions:  It is strongly recommended that two Orientations be attended during the eight-week period preceding the CPAT Test.  Sessions are approximately two hours in length.   Orientation sessions will be held between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  The exact time of day will be provided to the candidate via e-mail upon receipt of the CPAT Registration Form.  Click on desired Test date in order to view Orientation options.

Practice Test Sessions:  A maximum of two timed Practice Runs may be performed approximately 30 days prior to the CPAT Test.  Practice Test sessions will be held between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  The exact time of day will be provided to the candidate via e-mail upon receipt of the CPAT Registration Form.  Click on desired Test date in order to view Practice Test options.

If the candidate successfully completes the CPAT Practice Test, then he/she is eligible to receive a CPAT Identification Card from NIPSTA and, therefore, is not required to attempt the CPAT Test on a later scheduled Test date.

Test Sessions:  CPAT Tests will be held between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  The exact time of day will be provided to a candidate via e-mail upon receipt of the CPAT Registration Form.  Click on desired Test date for CPAT Registration Form.

Note:  Candidates are not required to participate in the Pre-Test Preparation Program (Orientation & Practice Test Sessions) prior to the CPAT Test, but it is strongly recommended.  Candidates who elect to bypass the Pre-Test Preparation Program are required to sign a written waiver prior to completing the CPAT Test.

The Ladder Climb Exercise:  Candidates participating in the CPAT Test at NIPSTA have the opportunity to participate in a ladder climb exercise that conforms with the new State law.  This exercise is not related to the CPAT, and will not impact a candidate's CPAT test result in any way.  A certificate of completion will be issued to those who successfully complete the exercise.

The ladder climb exercise at NIPSTA will challenge a candidate's ability to climb to the top of an extended ladder that is in a fixed, inclined position.  The candidate will then be required to retreat on the ladder to ground level.  Safety information and event instructions will be provided to all candidates prior to the exercise.

There is no additional fee assessed to candidates who challenge the ladder climb exercise.  The CPAT and the Ladder Climb exercise will be conducted during a candidates scheduled test date on the NIPSTA Campus in Glenview.

Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy
2300 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: 847-998-8090 • Fax: 847-998-8091


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