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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mrg85 View Post
    Anybody know when we are expected to get our exam results?


    No idea, but I'm guessing a month or so. I don't remember them saying anything about it at the test either. Just to not call HR for results.

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    I would say at least 1 month, there were a thousands of people there

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    Well I did take the test on Saturday morning and boy was it overwellming with so many people and it was only 3,000 people per session. From when I took the exam 5 years ago this test was way harder in the sense that the math was a little bit more difficult and the mechanical apptitude was hard too just a little bit. The one thing that made this test more difficult was the time that was allowed to take this exam. 2 hrs and 30min was just not enough time to take the test. The math and the mechanical part of the exam would been alot easier if there was not so much of a time restraint on the exam. It just takes time to figure out these problems. They said that you only need a high school education to pass this exam and they were completely wrong. I have a 4 yr degree and if you dont do these exams all the time you will fail. I walked out of the exam and there were people that did not even finish the exam because of the time allowed. I am even wondering if I even passed because I at least am going to blow through the exam at the end if I am running out of time. I would rather guess on the answers instead of leaving the test blank and be guaranteed to fail the question. At least narrow down to 50 to 50 percent and then guess from there. I will guarantee that probably 40 to 50 percent of the applicant will not pass. Also, to the people that they are trying to hire without alot of prior education pass high school will probably fail unless they get lucky and and guess right. This is just my opinion from the weekend.

    With seeing so many people its like buying a lotto ticket and going home and hope your numbers come up on the screen. It was a real experience and I will never forget it. Good Luck Everybody..... You will need it............................ .

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    I underestimated the mechanical aptitude portion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrg85 View Post
    I underestimated the mechanical aptitude portion.
    lol I thought the mechanical aptitude would be a lot like the study problems joinlafd had on the website. Big mistake on my part.

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