What are the requirements?

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.

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1. What is the program all about?
2. What are the requirements?
3. What documentation is required?
4. Important CPAT Information
5. What does the time commitment consist of?
6. Who should I contact if I have more questions?
7. How do I apply?