Law Enforcement Physical Readiness Standard

The Department of Justice requires all Law Enforcement students - Academy and Certification Track - to pass two fitness tests. 

  • The pre-fitness test must be completed within 180 days of the first day of the Academy, or for Associate Degree students, before the first day of the second semester.

    • Students must turn in a copy of the pre-test completion certificate to the Public Safety Office before the designated deadline.

  • A student will have as many opportunities as available to participate in the full fitness pre-test.

  • Failure of one event in the test will result in a failure of the whole test.

  • The post-exam is covered in class at the end of the program.

    • Students who fail the post-exam are allowed one retake opportunity. Failure of the retake results in failure of the program.

    • The Department of Justice has provided a video of how each event of the fitness test is completed. View the video here:

Law Enforcement Fitness Requirements
​Event ​1.5 Mile Run 300 Meter Run​ Push-Ups​

1 min Sit-Ups​

Vertical Jump​ Agility Run​

​Pre-Test Min

​20m 20s ​82 sec ​18 ​24 ​11.5 in ​23.4 sec
​Post-Test Min ​16m 57s ​68 sec ​23 ​30 ​14 in ​19.5 sec

Download the DOJ Fitness Training Manual

Where to take the Fitness Pre-Exam:

  • NWTC offers set dates and times for students to participate in the fitness pre-exam. Other approved locations are listed within 
  • ​All attempts of the fitness pre-test are paid for by the student.