Scheduling candidates for an initial-hire PAT will be electronically streamlined using MaCS, allowing for smoother completion of requests.

In order to schedule initial-hire PATs through MaCS, The Appointing Authority (AA) will request authorization for a candidate’s PAT testing date via email, providing the necessary medical forms electronically as an attachment. Once the request is approved, the candidate will apply for the appropriate posting within MaCS, where they will be scheduled accordingly.

After completion of the initial-hire PAT, candidates will receive their result form via email, which they should then present to their hiring department/AA.

 NOTE: This section refers to initial-hire PATs, which occur after a conditional offer of employment is presented by an AA to a candidate; this section does not refer to the Entry-Level Physical Abilities Test (ELPAT), which is a component of the entry-level Firefighter examination.

 Please continue to check www.mass.gov/hrd/macs for frequent informational updates.