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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
December 5, 2020 TBD Central Connecticut Area December 1, 2020 $75 Register
December 19, 2020 TBD Bristol December 14, 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 is the 40%.  POSTC has reinstituted the 50% exit standard and some departments will require you to meet the 50% as an entry level requirement .  The entry level requirement for Academies in Massachusetts is the 30%.  Each participating department has the ability to determine their own requirement.   We encourage you to perform to the best of your ability on all four events.   The information below is based on the Cooper Aerobic Institutes Normative Data as adopted by the respective authorities.   

Age/Gender

Sit-Ups

Reps per minute

Push-Ups

Reps per minute

300 Meter Run

Seconds

1.5 Mile Run

(Minutes:Seconds)

 

30%

40%

50%

30%

40%

50%

30%

40%

50%

30%

40%

50%

Male 20-29 35 38 40 26 29 33 62 59 56 13:16 12:38 11:58
Male 30-39 32 35 36 20 24 27 63 59 57 13:46 13:04 12:24
Male 40-49 27 29 31 15 18 21 77 72 67.6 14:34 13:49 13:12
Male 50-59 21 24 26 10 13 15 87 83 80 15:58 15:03 14:23
Male 60-69 17 19 20 8 10 15 N/A N/A N/A 17:38 16:46 15:56
Female 20-29 30 32 35 *20  13 15 18 75 71 64 15:52 14:50 14:04
Female 30-39 22 25 27 *15   9 11 14 82 79 74 16:38 15:38 14:34
Female 40-49 17 20 22 *10   7 9 11 106.7 94 86 17:22 16:21 15:34
Female 50-59 12 14 17 *9 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A 18:59 18:07 17:19
Female 60-69 4 6 8 *3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 21:20 20:06 20:13

*MODIFIED PUSH UPS (MA DEPARTMENTS ONLY)
ENTRY LEVEL FOR MA . ACADEMIES IS THE 30% , ENTRY LEVEL FOR CT. ACADEMIES IS THE 40%

 

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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