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The CHIP Test - Any police officer candidate can participate in an upcoming C.H.I.P. physical ability assessment.

Register for a Test:

For additional information on upcoming assessments, registration and the C.H.I.P. card, please contact us at (203) 235-5865.

Date Time Location Registration Deadline Test Fee
July 22, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area July 19, 2020 $75 Register
July 22, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area July 19, 2020 $75 Register
July 28, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area July 24, 2020 $75 Register
July 28, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area July 24, 2020 $75 Register
July 29, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area July 26, 2020 $75 Register
July 29, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area July 26, 2020 $75 Register
July 30, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area July 26, 2020 $75 Register
August 15, 2020 8:30 AM To be determined August 8, 2020 $75 Register
September 13, 2020 8:30 AM To be determined September 7, 2020 $75 Register
October 11, 2020 8:30 AM To be determined October 5, 2020 $75 Register
November 15, 2020 8:30 AM To be determined November 9, 2020 $75 Register

What the CHIP test involves

The Physical Ability Assessment includes the following four components:

The scores you need to pass

The minimum scores for employment as a police officer in Connecticut are included below:

Age/Gender Sit-Ups Push-Ups 300 Meter Run 1.5 Mile Run
(Minutes:Seconds)
Male 20-29 38 29 59 seconds 12:38
Male 30-39 35 24 59 seconds 13:04
Male 40-49 29 18 72 seconds 13:49
Male 50-59 24 13 83 seconds 15:03
Male 60-69 19 10 N/A 16:46
Female 20-29 32 15 71 seconds 14:50
Female 30-39 25 11 79 seconds 15:38
Female 40-49 20 9 94 seconds 16:21
Female 50-59 14 7 N/A 18:07
Female 60-69       20:06

What You Need On the Day of the Assessment

Identification

In order to participate in a Physical Ability Assessment proctored by CHIP, you must provide two forms of identification. One form of identification must be a photo ID, preferably your driver's license. If you don't have a current driver's license, you can bring one of the following:

  • Government-issued photo identification
  • Military photo identification
  • Current passport

One other form of identification must also be presented on the day of the assessment, including:

  • Work ID
  • Birth certificate
  • College ID
  • Social Security card
  • Insurance card

Medical and Waiver Forms

Both forms must be printed out. The medical approval form must be signed, stamped and dated by a MD, NP or PA. You will not be allowed to take the test without a signed medical approval form. Your waiver form will be completed and signed at the test.

Download the Medical Form

Appropriate Attire

Appropriate athletic attire, including athletic shoes, must be worn to the assessment. Weather conditions should be taken into consideration when dressing for the assessment as you will be outdoors during portions of the assessment.

You must bring your own water with you to the test. Candidates are not allowed to bring bags, backpacks, or digital devices to the test.

How to use the CHIP test when applying to a police department

Once you pass a CHIP Physical Ability Assessment, you'll receive certified results – a CHIP Card that is valid for six months and is accepted by all CHIP participating departments.

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