TOX offers a variety of services to assist local fire departments
legally transport the CPAT test to their local jurisdiction. The Uniform
Guidelines describe the type of evidence that is necessary to
transport a test developed in one organization for use in another.
Critical aspects for transportability include the:
- fidelity between the original job
and the job for which the test is being transported;
- documentation and evaluation of any
changes made to the test;
- careful analysis to ensure that the
test events from the CPAT test match the job analysis results in the
- assurance that the passing levels
are accurate for the organization importing the test.
The specific requirements of the Uniform
Guidelines must be integrated into the study that supports the
job-relatedness and transportability of the CPAT. While this test may
have the endorsement of fire labor and fire management, and the tacit
approval of the DOJ, these facts alone do not support the proposition
that the CPAT is a valid test for your organization.
Please contact MED-TOX to answer
specific questions you may
have about transporting the CPAT test to your department.