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Bureau of Training and Certification
State Entrance Testing
Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are some of the changes to this year’s testing procedure?
    This year's CPAT testing will be held in April and June (2018). If needed, another session may be added in September. All sessions will be held at the Merrill Fay Ice Arena, 468 Province Road in Laconia, NH 03246.
  • How long is the CPAT valid?
    In New Hampshire, the CPAT is valid for 26 months. Candidates should re-test well before their CPAT expiration date. CPAT certification is a "pre-hiring" requirement. Those who are not CPAT certfied cannot be hired in NH.
  • THERE WILL BE NO WRITTEN ENTRANCE TEST GIVEN IN 2018!
  • How do I get on the State Entrance List?
    State Entrance lists are generated several times a year. In order for candidates to get their names on the list, they have to pass the NH CPAT test or submit an out-of-state CPAT certificate for reciprocity..

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