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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba1322 View Post
    Yup just got my test date too for March 2nd. Just got my CPAT done before the test to get it out of the way

    CPAT is required before interview or test date?

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    CPAT is required at the interview

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    hey guys!
    I seem to have not received my letter yet, it may have gotten lost. ?.. I called in and got my time 7:00am march 3. Will i need to bring anything to get in? As in that letter or multiple ID's? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fi12eman View Post
    hey guys!
    I seem to have not received my letter yet, it may have gotten lost. ?.. I called in and got my time 7:00am march 3. Will i need to bring anything to get in? As in that letter or multiple ID's? Thank you.
    A valid State or Federal issued photo i.d.

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    Do we need to have the CPAT certification with us for the written exam, or is it just that we need it to schedule an interview? I am an out-of-stater still trying to figure out where I can take the CPAT.

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    Thank you Mr. G

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    Quote Originally Posted by J0hnnyb0y View Post
    Do we need to have the CPAT certification with us for the written exam, or is it just that we need it to schedule an interview? I am an out-of-stater still trying to figure out where I can take the CPAT.
    You need the cpat for the interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J0hnnyb0y View Post
    Do we need to have the CPAT certification with us for the written exam, or is it just that we need it to schedule an interview? I am an out-of-stater still trying to figure out where I can take the CPAT.
    Contacted my friend, they do not have a pay to play CPAT where he is, you must be in that department's process.

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    I'm pretty sure they will accept a CPAT card from Connecticut. The deadline to apply is March 7th. The only problem is that there are no dates posted so it might be cutting it close when it comes down to interviews.
    http://www.ct.gov/cfpc/cwp/view.asp?a=826&Q=246722
    These are the agencies they will accept a CPAT card fromand I found this info on the joinlafd facebook page
    http://www.iaff.org/HS/Well/statelist.htm#.UPST8OKItec

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    If you have a current IAFF/IAFC CPAT certificate from a licensed testing center, you are all set. Where you obtained it is not an issue. If your certificate doesn't indicate a license #, you may not have completed an officially sanctioned CPAT test. The second link posted by Lemon lists all the agencies able to issue official CPAT cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ_Reverse View Post
    Contacted my friend, they do not have a pay to play CPAT where he is, you must be in that department's process.
    damn.. so we should find some place else that offers it then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon View Post
    I'm pretty sure they will accept a CPAT card from Connecticut. The deadline to apply is March 7th. The only problem is that there are no dates posted so it might be cutting it close when it comes down to interviews.
    http://www.ct.gov/cfpc/cwp/view.asp?a=826&Q=246722
    These are the agencies they will accept a CPAT card fromand I found this info on the joinlafd facebook page
    http://www.iaff.org/HS/Well/statelist.htm#.UPST8OKItec
    i just spoke to a woman at the CT fire academy and while she couldn't give me a good estimate as to how long after scheduling a CPAT would the actual test date be, but she said probably around April or March.... 1-2 months. I'm not sure what the average length of time between the LAFD written exam and the interviews is, though. Just thought I'd mention that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J0hnnyb0y View Post
    i just spoke to a woman at the CT fire academy and while she couldn't give me a good estimate as to how long after scheduling a CPAT would the actual test date be, but she said probably around April or March.... 1-2 months. I'm not sure what the average length of time between the LAFD written exam and the interviews is, though. Just thought I'd mention that.
    Edit: i just read through the last thread and got the sense that the interview is usually between 1-2 months after the written exam, which would cutting it reeeally close if us out-of-staters went with the Connecticut CPAT option. i will continue to search for other offerings this weekend and if anybody else finds something please post it....we really need to get on the horse with this fast.

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    Anybody else find it odd that they would give an interview to everybody who passes the written with a 70%? Seems like a ton of interviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrg85 View Post
    Anybody else find it odd that they would give an interview to everybody who passes the written with a 70%? Seems like a ton of interviews.
    Seems like a ton of work on their end, but they're not the only ones that do it this way. Seattle did the same thing. Pass the written and get an interview. The bright side is, you apparently leave with your background packet if you score high enough. So, there's no waiting around to get results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skitahoe View Post
    Seems like a ton of work on their end, but they're not the only ones that do it this way. Seattle did the same thing. Pass the written and get an interview. The bright side is, you apparently leave with your background packet if you score high enough. So, there's no waiting around to get results.
    I have also heard a rumor that they are only taking a certain percentage of those who pass based on qualifications. I am sure this is not the case though because it says on joinlafd.org that if you pass, you get an interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J0hnnyb0y View Post
    damn.. so we should find some place else that offers it then?
    Yeah, we have some time to play with though so still looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrg85 View Post
    I have also heard a rumor that they are only taking a certain percentage of those who pass based on qualifications. I am sure this is not the case though because it says on joinlafd.org that if you pass, you get an interview.
    That will play during your interview.

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    They are willing to interview 5000 applicants if necessary. Interviews pretty much determine who stays on the game fellas. That is the way LAFD is.

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    Just took my CPAT tonight in the LA area and passed. Its all done and I am all ready for next week for the written. One hurdle down. What a relief
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba1322 View Post
    Just took my CPAT tonight in the LA area and passed. Its all done and I am all ready for next week for the written. One hurdle down. What a relief
    Nicely done. Now comes the hard part

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    Anybody been through the process before?

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    Formal attire for the test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrg85 View Post
    Formal attire for the test?
    Always for every test. Never know who your going to come across.
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    Anybody know when we are expected to get our exam results?

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