Physical Ability Test

Learn about the two ways to complete the police officer physical agility testing requirement.

WSTB Registration Info
Register for the Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) Physical Agility Test
PAT Info
Additional Information about the Physical Ability Test (PAT)
Apply to OPD Jobs
First apply for a Police Officer Trainee position before taking the PAT

Posted: August 31st, 2018 3:44 PM

Last Updated: October 25th, 2023 12:10 PM

OPD offers two options for the physical ability (agility) testing requirement to become a police officer. The OPD Physical Ability Test (PAT) is offered every other month in Oakland. The second option is the Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB). OPD will accept WSTB results from the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (SBRPSTC)*.

The PAT includes the following components:

The WSTB includes the following components:

1. Cone Maze
2. Fence Climb
3. Ditch Jump
4. Stair Climb/Window Entry
5. Dummy Drag
6. Handcuffing
1. 99-yard obstacle course
2. 32-foot body drag (165 pounds)
3. Six-foot chain link fence climb
4. Six-foot solid wall climb
5. 500-yard sprint

*The South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (SBRPSTC) requires a 1.5 mile run in addition to the five events above. OPD does not require a maximum time in which to complete the 1.5 mile run.

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