Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

The Dothan Fire Department is committed to recruiting the best candidates our community has to offer. Candidates must possess a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and be physically fit. We offer mentorship to help prepare individuals for the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). This is a one-on-one coaching session hosted by the professionals of The Dothan Fire Department. 

Candidate Physical Ability Testing, Orientation, & Mentorship

2024 Schedule

 Firefighter Applications
o Visit the City of Dothan Job Opportunities page
o CPAT Testing and/or Orientation
 Visit the Alabama Fire College website for more information

 Date and Time (Mentorship and Testing):
o February 23, April 19, June 7,
August 30, & October 25

o Testing starts at 8:00 am

New Hire Testing Dates:


o Behind the old National Guard Armory (Blue Building)
 579 Westgate Parkway

 Cost:
o $50.00 per candidate (payable by cash, check, or money order)
 Payable to: City of Dothan

Register online:
o Select to schedule your CPAT Date
o Must register no later than the Wednesday prior to the test date
 Requirements:
o Long pants
o Closed-toed shoes

CPAT Testing and Mentorship Application

CPAT Testing and Mentorship Video

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