The National Testing Network offers the Candidate Physic Abilities Test (CPAT) according to international standards. These standards require applicants to have the opportunity to participate in a CPAT pre-test program. The pre-test program includes two (2) CPAT orientation sessions in the eight (8) weeks period prior to a CPAT test and two (2) CPAT training periods in the 30 days prior to the trial. These options are optional, but available for each candidate. The National Testing Network is committed to providing CPAT in accordance with this agreement. For this event, you must crawl through a labyrinth of tunnels about 91.44 cm high, 121.92 cm wide and 19.51 m long, with two towers of 90 degrees. In a number of places in the tunnel, you have to navigate around, above and under obstacles. In addition, you have to crawl in two places through a narrowed space, in which the dimensions of the tunnel are reduced. Your movement is monitored by the maze. If you finish the event for any reason, call or rap loudly on the wall or ceiling and you will be taken care of out of the maze. After leaving the maze, the event ends.

Go 25.91 m on the sidewalk set for the next event. In 2008, the IAFF/IAFC Joint Labor Management Wellness Fitness Initiative Task Force was completed and IAFF released the 2nd edition of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) program. The new edition contains the above information, as well as new videos and tools for a successful CPAT program. Under the current directive, permission to use the full-fledged CPAT is granted only to firefighters and other employers who fully manage the CPAT program and hire firefighters. The limitation of licensing to the entities that actually manage the program has allowed us to better ensure that the CPAT is managed only in strict compliance with the licensing agreement. third-party testing agencies (limited to federal, regional or provincial authorities; public/provincial fire academies; higher education institutions and universities that conduct pre-employment tests; or organizations that are tested before employment) that manage only the physical part of the CPAT test may apply for a limited licence. On 5 June 2006, IAFF notified all CPAT licensees of the conciliation agreement of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with IAFF, which required specific changes in the management of the CPAT program.

The EEOC has agreed that it will not introduce appeals for the duration of the agreement, based on the assertion that the CPAT has discriminatory effects on female female candidates against any fire department used by the CPAT pursuant to these amendments. In accordance with this agreement, the task force revised the CPAT programme manual to include the conciliation agreement in its entirety. In addition, the task force unanimously decided that these revisions must be fully supported by the holder of the CPAT licence, as a condition for obtaining and maintaining a CPAT licence. Any use of the CPAT is permitted only under the conditions set out in a licensing agreement, which must be strictly respected by all licensees.