Schedule & Registration
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.
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 a.m. and 5 p.m. The exact time of day will be provided to the candidate via e-mail upon receipt of the CPAT Registration Form. Select the desired Test date in the calendar 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. Select the desired Test date in the calendar in order to view Practice Test options.
CPAT Identification Card
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.
CPAT Tests will be held between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 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.
Pre-Test Preparation Program
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.
Ladder Climb Exercise Fees
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.