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HOW TO REGISTER for the Physical Ability Test    

1. College Application
  • Fill application out online at
  • You will receive an email with your student ID#, log in and registration date
2.  PAT Registration
  • Online registration:
    Log onto
    Click on Register Online
    Log in with your student ID and password
    Search for sections:
         Term = current semester and year
         Locations = SAC
         Subject = FAC (Fire Academy)
         Course = 008
         Section = specific section # if you know it
         Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on "submit"
    Continue to follow the directions on the screen
    If the class is full, the computer will ask you if you want to be on the Wait List.  
    Note:  This class does not use the Wait List Option.
    Pay your fees online
3.  To Drop
  •  Click on the Drop Now box.
4.  Day of Test
  • Show up early to the testing site listed below:           
JPTC/Central Net
Huntington Beach, CA  92648
  • No parking on C.N. facility, businesses next door or across the street.  Park on adjacent streets and obey all Huntington Beach parking regulations or your car will be towed or ticketed and your certificate destroyed.
  • Bring
  • Picture I.D.
  • Proof of registration if you added late.
  • Water and food.
  • Wear:  Exercise attire.
  • Length of test: Test will take four (4-6) hours depending on number of participants.
NOTE: All participants must register and pay their fees in advance to participate. Those not registered cannot participate.  Proctors are assigned according to the number of pre-registered candidates.. 
Frequently Asked Questions
1.       How do I register?  Go to
  • Apply on line
  • Register and pay fee with credit card.
  • No adds on site.
  • Registration closes on Friday at 10:00 a.m. prior to the test date.
    (or sooner if the class fills)
2.  Should I drop if I’m unable to attend?  Yes.
  • Go back on line and drop.
  • This will enable someone else to attend.
  • This will take your name off the no show list.
3.   Should I put my name on the waiting list if class is full?  No, the wait list will not be used.          
  • Once the class is full all students will be denied access.    
  • The limit is firm, no exceptions
  • Students will not be allowed to participate without first registering.
  • Students should check the registration line regularly for open spots.
  • No adds on site.  
 4.  What should I bring?  Picture I.D.
  • Equipment is provided, but participants can bring:
  • Turnout coats (only) with liners
  • Gloves  (structure type)
  • Knee pads and shin guards
  • Helmets without face pieces
5.  What time should I arrive?  On time or early.
  • There is a parking problem in Huntington Beach. 
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to the facility
  • Park legally or get dropped
  • If you’re late for the class, you will not be allowed to participate.
  • No student parking on facility
6.  How long will I be expected to stay?  This is a 4-6 hour class.
  • The morning students must help reset events for afternoon participants
  • The afternoon students must help the instructors secure props.
  • No one can leave until certificates are distributed.
 7.  When will I receive my certificate?  At the event.
  • You will not receive your certificate if you have not pre-paid for the class
  • Make sure that your name on the certificate is correct
8.  What should I wear?   Comfortable sports wear with tennis shoes.
  • Huntington Beach is usually 10 degrees cooler than other parts of O.C.
  • You will be standing around before and after events.
9.      Can I bring a friend or can I just come and watch?  NO
  • Liability and Safety issues.
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