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The CHIP Test - Considering a career in public safety?  Take the CHIP Test to see how fit you are .  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
September 29, 2020 6:15 AM Central Connecticut Area September 26, 2020 $75 Full
September 29, 2020 5:00 PM Central Connecticut Area September 27, 2020 $75 Register
September 30, 2020 5:30 PM Central Connecticut Area September 27, 2020 $75 Register
October 4, 2020 8:30 AM Platt High School (Track) October 1, 2020 $75 Register
October 7, 2020 6:00 AM Central Connecticut Area October 4, 2020 $75 Register
October 8, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area October 5, 2020 $75 Register
October 14, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area October 11, 2020 $75 Register
October 18, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area October 14, 2020 $75 Register
October 21, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area October 18, 2020 $75 Register
October 28, 2020 8:30 AM Central Connecticut Area October 25, 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 entry into the Connecticut Police Academy are listed below.   The Connecticut Police Academy has reinstituted the 50% exit standard.  As a result some Connecticut Law Enforcement Agency's are now requiring the 50% norms to ensure that you have the physical ability to meet the 50% norms.   The 50% is slightly more difficult then the standards listed below.  We encourage you to perform to the best of your ability on all four events.  



Reps per minute


Reps per minute

300 Meter Run


1.5 Mile Run
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


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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