The Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission prerequisites for Firefighter training are:
- Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age
- Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
- Applicants must have successfully completed a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). More information about this test can be found on the Alabama Fire College website.
Please review the Physical Training Preparation for Firefighter Recruits (PDF).
Please view the Alabama Fire College CPAT: Candidate Physical Ability Test video regarding the CPAT certification testing requirements. This will give the candidate a basic understanding of what is involved in this test.