All trooper trainee applicants are required to pass the Department's standard physical readiness test to continue in the application process. The physical readiness test consists of two events; a timed 1.5-mile run and 500 Meter Row Sprint. The scores from both tests will be averaged for a total physical readiness test score. The total score average for both events must be at the minimum of 60 percentile or above to be considered a passing score.
The minimum physical fitness requirement for all applicants and trooper trainees is passing the physical readiness test at the 60 percentile. During the first week of the Trooper Training Academy, each trainee will be tested on the 1 1/2 mile run, 500 meter row, 4 minute row and 2000 meter row. The trainee will be ranked based on the highest scored test. This information will be given to the Texas Highway Patrol Division for Regional duty station selection.
Applicants scoring at the minimum 60 percentile on their physical readiness test are less likely to have a high enough overall ranking score to continue in the application process.
All trooper trainees accepted to attend a trooper training academy must pass the entrance physical readiness test at the minimum 60 percentile on the first day of the trooper training academy. In addition, trooper trainees must pass the entry command presence standard. Trooper Trainee recruits not passing the requirements will have their conditional job offer rescinded and will be sent home. Candidates sent home due to not passing will be required to reapply and complete the application process again if the applicant wishes to attend a future trooper training academy.
The Department's entrance physical readiness and command presence requirements can be found below. Please use the chart below to find your minimum standard at the 60 percentile and train for a higher percentage to be competitive.
DEPARTMENT COMMAND PRESENCE WAIST STANDARDS
FEMALES – 38 INCHES
MALES – 43 INCHES
OR: Height / Weight Standards
OR: % Body Fat Standards