IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • All municipalities and medical providers must use the current version of the Human Resources Division (HRD) Medical Examination Forms when conducting a medical examination for a Physical Abilities Test (PAT). All medical examinations must be conducted according to HRD's revised medical standards. HRD's revised medical forms and medical standards can be downloaded from our web site's .
  • All candidates must undergo a medical examination according to hrd's revised medical standards prior to taking a pat preview and/or pat (actual test). Medical examinations can only be conducted by a police or fire department's physician or by an occupational health facility that the department utilizes. Candidates cannot use their own primary physician for the pat medical examination.
  • Candidates must be on time for his/her PAT Preview and/or PAT (actual test). Candidates must report to the test site 30 minutes prior to their scheduled test time in order to be screened by a EMT and to fill out PAT test forms.
  • CANCELLATIONS: Candidates must notify Civil Service at least 24 hrs. in advance if unable to attend the PAT Preview and/or PAT (actual test).
  • WHAT TO BRING TO THE TEST SITE ON DAY OF THE PAT PREVIEW: Photo ID and a pen to fill out paperwork.
  • WHAT TO BRING TO THE TEST SITE ON DAY OF THE PAT (actual test): Photo ID, a pen to fill out PAT test forms, and a bank check or money order made payable to the "Commonwealth of Massachusetts" for $150.00. We DO NOT accept cash or personal checks.
  • IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HIRING POLICE OR FIRE DEPARTMENT TO NOTIFY THE CANDIDATE OF HIS/HER TEST TIME.
  • TEST SITE: NO ONE IS ALLOWED ON THE TEST COURSE EXCEPT FOR THE CANDIDATES, PAT PERSONNEL, AND CIVIL SERVICE/HRD STAFF. THE TEST COURSE IS CLOSED (Off Limits) TO ALL POLICE/FIRE PERSONNEL, FRIENDS AND RELATIVES OF THE CANDIDATE, NEWS MEDIA, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC - STRICTLY ENFORCED!
  • Candidates who show up for a PAT Preview and/or PAT (actual test) without being scheduled by the Civil Service Unit/HRD will not be allowed to take the PAT Preview or PAT under any circumstances.
  • The Civil Service Unit/HRD reserves the right to postpone a PAT Preview and/or PAT (actual test), or transfer candidates from one PAT to another scheduled PAT if necessary.
  • CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER: PAT cancellations can be heard on WBZ News Radio 1030AM beginning at 5AM on the day before OR on the day of the PAT. Candidates can also call (617) 878-9895 for a voice recording of PAT cancellations beginning at 4:45AM on the day of the scheduled PAT.
  • Adverse Weather Policy for PAT
  • 2015 PAT Schedule
  • 2014 PAT Schedule
  • Physical Abilities Test Schedule 2012 rtf format of  Physical Abilities Test Schedule 2012
  • Physical Abilities Test Schedule 2011 (RTF) rtf format of Physical Abilities Test Schedule 2011 (RTF)
  • Physical Abilities Test Schedule 2010 (RTF) rtf format of cs_pat_schedule_2010.rtf