Trooper Career · Physical Standards
Part of the assessment of potential Trooper Cadets is whether they meet the WSP's physical standards. The nature of police work necessitates applicants can demonstrate the aptitude to meet the Minimum Requirements as they pertain to physical abilities.
These standards have been expanded upon below to assist you in preparing for the testing process, and to assist you in making a realistic assessment of being hired as a Trooper Cadet.
Physical Fitness Test
The following are the Cooper Institute Physical Fitness Test and Norms for Law Enforcement Standards which applicant’s tests will be based on:
Refer to the fitness video for demonstrations of the following tests:
The Cooper Institute Fitness Standards (Male 40%)
Note: The Cooper Institute does not have established standards for males 19 ½ years of age in all categories; therefore, these applicants will be held to the 20-29 male standards.
The Cooper Institute Fitness Standards (Female 40%)
Note: The Cooper Institute does not have established standards for females 19 ½ years of age in all categories; therefore, they will be held to the 20-29 female standards.
(m) = notes the standard for modified push-ups.
Body Fat Standards
Applicants applying for the position of trooper cadet are required to meet departmental body fat standards, as outlined in the application. Failure to meet these standards will require the applicant to obtain a body fat waiver within 10 days of their scheduled test date. Once a waiver is obtained, the applicant should bring the waiver with them to their phase 1 test date for review. Failure to provide a waiver at the time of phase 1 testing may result in your dismissal from the test. Please refer to the following guidelines when obtaining a body fat waiver:
The following are height and weight standards of the Washington State Patrol. Applicants must comply with the Height and Weight Standards Chart below.
Body Fat Standards Chart
Upon review and approval of submitted body fat waivers by a commissioned Trooper of the WSP, applicants will be allowed to participate in phase 1 testing. Continuation throughout the WSP testing process may require applicants to obtain additional waivers to ensure policy compliance.
Weight is Maximum For Your HeightDuring the fourth phase of testing, all applicants who requested a waiver to the height/weight standards will have their body fat calculation verified by the Patrol's medical provider. The State Patrol's medical provider will be the final accepted measurement. Applicants exceeding these standards will not be hired.
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