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The Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT)
What is ORPAT?
The Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT) is a hybrid physical ability/job sample physical abilities assessment process designed to evaluate police officer candidates on essential physical capacities required to satisfactorily perform job duties.  ORPAT will be fully adopted and implemented beginning 1 July 2007. 
 
Implementation of this program will result in students having to meet specific and measurable standards with respect to physical conditioning.  Students will have two opportunities to successfully complete the ORPAT within a timeframe of 5:30.  They will be tested upon entry to Academy training and again at graduation. 
 
Tasks replicated throughout the ORPAT process include walking, climbing, carrying, running, vaulting, pulling, jumping, lifting, and pushing.  If the standard has been met upon entry, students would not be required to meet the 5:30 standard again prior to graduation—although they would be required to complete the course with the rest of the class.
 
Oregon Physical Abilities Test - Video
 
The Oregon Physical Abilities Test Description
 
Preparing for ORPAT