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Testing Information


 

Physical Abilities Test (PAT) Information

The Colorado Springs Police Department's Physical Abilities Test (PAT) is comprised of four components: Sit Ups, Push Ups, The Illinois Agility Run and the Beep Test. Each candidate shall meet the minimum score of twenty (20) to pass the physical agility portion of the testing process and advance to the written examination. PAT scoring is based off a compensatory scale allowing candidates who score lower in one component to still successfully complete the test. However, a minimum score of one (1) must be obtained in each component of the test or the participant will automatically be eliminated from the testing process. 

Pushups and sit ups are timed for one minute.  The Illinois Agility Run times are listed below in the table.

The Beep Test is measured in trips completed. (each trip is counted)

  

Points

  

Sit-Ups

 

 Push-Ups

llinois Agility
Run

 

BeepTest

0

11 or less

7 or less

24.44 or higher

18 or lower

1

12-16

8-9

24.43-22.64

19-20

2

17-19

10-12

22.63-22.01

21-25

3

20-22

13-14

22.00-21.39

26-31

4

23-25

15-17

21.38-20.76

32-36

5

26-30

18-22

20.75-20.19

37-43

6

31-34

23-30

20.18-19.25

44-52

7

35-39

31-38

19.24-18.31

53-61

8

40 or more

39 or more

18.3 or less

62 or more 

Written Test

In-state applicants will be scheduled for their written exam on one of the following dates:  July 7, 8 or 9.  Out of state applicants will be scheduled for the written exam on either Friday, July 11 or Friday, July 25.

Written test will be a 2.5 hour multiple choice test, consisting of a cognitive and an integrity component.

Each section is scored separately and applicants must pass each section to receive a passing score. 

  • Cognitive Portion - Minimum Score of 70%
  • Integrity Portion – Minimum Score of 75%

Once applicants select their written test date, they will receive information on how to obtain a study guide

Those eligible to test will receive an email with their testing schedule.

Oral Board

Panel Members will consist of CSPD Sworn Officers. Applicants will be asked questions and assessed an overall score on their response. You must successfully pass the PAT and written exam to be eligible for the oral board.  You will be scheduled for your oral board immediately upon successful completion of the written test.

  •  Written test scores and oral board scores will be combined to determine banding. 

Please note:  Testing will be conducted on the weekends with the PAT  on Saturday and the Oral Boards on Saturday or Sunday.  Oral Boards will be scheduled on one of the following dates:  July 12, 13 or July 26, 27.