The Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) is a licensed administrator of the CPAT. The test is offered year-round at an indoor location on a 20-acre Campus in Glenview, Illinois.

Cooperative Approach

NIPSTA is an intergovernmental agency that offers a one-of-a-kind cooperative approach to emergency preparedness and response. The specialized CPAT equipment and the trained CPAT personnel are available on-site to provide a convenient and affordable means of assessing individual physical ability.


NIPSTA delivers the CPAT in accordance with strict guidelines prescribed by the IAFF and IAFC. Candidates receive the mentoring and orientation that help them to successfully complete the test. This results in a larger and more qualified pool of candidates who are eligible for employment in the fire service.

Fire Departments

Dozens of fire departments in Illinois now include the CPAT in their firefighter candidate recruitment process.