Physical Ability Assessment
the Physical Ability Assessment is a prerequisite for
candidacy with every police department in the State of
Connecticut. The Physical Ability Assessment
was adopted by the Police Officer Standards and
Training Council of the State of Connecticut and includes
the following four components:
score is the number of bent leg sit-ups performed in
one minute. This is a measure of the muscular
endurance of the abdominal muscles. It is an
important area for performing police tasks that may
involve the use of force.
And Reach Test
“sit and reach” test measures the flexibility of
the lower back and hamstrings and the candidate’s
range of motion. The test involves stretching out to
touch the toes and beyond with extended arms from
the sitting position. The score is in inches reached
on a yardstick with a 15-inch mark being at the toes
and the 36-inch mark being at the far end away from
||The score is the number of correct full body Push-ups performed in one
minute. Starting in the up position, hands placed slightly wider then
shoulder width apart, fingers pointing forward with a straight back.
Bend your elbows lowering your body towards the floor and touch your
chest to the measuring block (approximately four inches from floor) and
return to the up position.
will perform a 1.5 mile run with scores are assessed in
administers the physical ability assessment for
multiple departments throughout the State of
Connecticut. When candidates
pass the Physical Ability Assessment with C.H.I.P., they
receive a certificate (C.H.I.P.
Card) valid for six months with any
participating C.H.I.P. department. Testing with C.H.I.P.
helps candidates apply to a network of participating police
departments and helps departments conserve resources by
outsourcing their testing.
are interested in completing the Physical Ability Assessment, please view our Calendar of Upcoming Test Dates.
You will need to read and complete a General Information Packet
and mail it to C.H.I.P. by the corresponding
registration deadline for the assessment. If you have
additional questions regarding testing, please contact