Physical Fitness Abilities Test

Applicants for the position of Entry Level police officer with the City of Vancouver must successfully complete the following Fitness Ability Test. A maximum of 200 points is possible. A minimum of 30 points is required for each individual test. A minimum of 160 total points is required to pass the Fitness Ability Test. (See scoring charts below)

Maximum Push-up Test

This push-up test measures the muscular strength and endurance of the upper body. Place your hands on the ground so they are in a vertical line with your shoulders (approximately 1 -1.5 shoulder widths apart). Your feet may be together or up to 12 inches apart. Your body should be in a straight line from the shoulders to the ankles and must remain that way throughout the exercise. Lower your body by bending your elbows until your upper arms are parallel to the ground and you touch and slightly compress the 3-inch foam block held under your chest. Your examiner will tell you when you have gone low enough. Return to the starting position by completely straightening your arms. You may only rest in the up position. If you fail to keep your body in a straight line, touch your chest to the foam block, or lock your arms in the up position, you will receive a warning. After one warning, incorrect repetitions will not count. There is no time limit. Do as many correct push-ups as possible. Your score is the number of correct repetitions converted to points as per the chart below.

One Minute Sit-up Test

The one minute sit-up test measures muscular strength and endurance of the abdominal muscles. Lie on your back with your knees bent at 90 degrees or tighter with your heels on the edge of the mat. Your feet may be together or apart, but the heels must stay in contact with the floor. Your partner will sit on your feet and wrap their arms around your calf muscle area. It is your responsibility to inform your partner of any adjustments that need to be made in order to assure your comfort. Your fingers must stay interlocked behind your head throughout the event. If your little fingers are not touching, that is considered “apart” and such performance will not be counted. Lift your body by bending at the waist. Touch your elbows to your knees and return to the starting position. When returning to the starting position, your fingers must touch the examiner’s hand on the mat. You may rest only in the up position. Do not arch your back or lift your buttocks from the mat. If you fail to keep your fingers interlocked, touch your elbows to your knees, touch your fingers to the examiner’s hand, or lift your buttocks off the mat, you will receive one warning. After one warning, incorrect repetitions will not count. You will have one minute to do as many sit-ups as possible. Your score is the number of correct repetitions converted to points as per the chart below.

300 Meter Run

The 300 meter run measures your anaerobic power. You must complete the run without any help. Your goal is to run the distance as quickly as possible. You must run to and through the finish line.

Note: A 12 minute rest is given between the 300 meter run and the 1.5 mile run.
 

1.5 Mile Run / Walk Test

The 1.5 mile run / walk test measures cardio-respiratory endurance, and endurance of your leg muscles. You must complete the course without any help. Your goal is to finish the 1.5 miles as quickly as possible. Try not to start too fast, but at a pace you can sustain for about 10 to 14 minutes. You may walk, but walking will make it difficult to meet the minimum passing score. You may run alongside another runner for help with pacing, but you may not physically assist or be assisted by anyone.

Scoring Charts

Time Points Time Points
13:35 50.000 14:03 39.996
13:36 49.635 14:04 39.639
13:37 49.278 14:05 39.282
13:38 48.921 14:06 38.925
13:39 48.564 14:07 38.568
13:40 48.207 14:08 38.211
13:41 47.850 14:09 37.854
13:42 47.493 14:10 37.497
13:43 47.136 14:11 37.140
13:44 46.779 14:12 36.783
13:45 46.422 14:13 36.426
13:46 46.065 14:14 36.069
13:47 45.708 14:15 35.712
13:48 45.351 14:16 35.355
13:49 44.994 14:17 34.998
13:50 44.637 14:18 34.641
13:51 44.280 14:19 34.284
13:52 43.923 14:20 33.927
13:53 43.566 14:21 33.570
13:54 43.209 14:22 33.213
13:55 42.852 14:23 32.856
13:56 42.495 14:24 32.499
13:57 42.138 14:25 32.142
13:58 41.781 14:26 31.785
13:59 41.424 14:27 31.428
14:00 41.067 14:28 31.071
14:01 40.710 14:29 30.714
14:02 40.353 14:30 30.357
    14:31 30.000
Time Points
56.0 50.00
56.5 49.30
57.0 48.67
57.5 48.00
58.0 47.34
58.5 46.67
59.0 46.00
59.5 45.33
60.0 44.67
60.5 44.00
61.0 43.33
61.5 42.67
62.0 42.00
62.5 41.33
63.0 40.67
63.5 40.00
64.0 39.33
64.5 38.66
65.0 38.00
65.5 37.33
66.0 36.66
66.5 36.00
67.0 35.33
67.5 34.66
68.0 34.00
68.5 33.33
69.0 32.66
69.5 32.00
70.0 31.33
70.5 30.66
71.0 30.00
Reps Points
35 50.00
34 48.62
33 47.19
32 45.76
31 44.33
30 42.90
29 41.47
28 40.04
27 38.61
26 37.18
25 35.75
24 34.32
23 32.89
22 31.46
21 30.00
Reps Points
38 50.000
37 47.625
36 45.250
35 42.875
34 40.500
33 38.125
32 35.750
31 33.375
30 30.000