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Trooper Testing Information

                                                                     
 
 
 
 
 
 
The push-ups and sit-ups portions of the
 physical testing usually eliminates around
 half of the applicants that show up for
 Entry Level Testing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Being able to do the minimum requirements is usually not enough for applicants who attend this stressful and highly competitive selection process.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Being physically fit is not enough for this career.  Recruits must be mentally sharp, able to reason through problems, and think on their feet.  The high school equivalency written test is the first measure of this ability. 
  

     Written Test tips, strategies and sample questions
  
  
  
  
 

Overview
             
In order to complete the initial application process you will need to submit an application.  Applicants must have an email address in order to be in constant communication throughout the selection process.  Notices will be sent via email regarding testing dates, application status, and other important information.
 
Applications will be accepted up to specified dates.  If selected to continue through the testing process you will receive an invitation to attend the next testing cycle. 
 
Applicants must confirm their attendance prior to testing.  Test confirmation notices will be email to qualified applicants.  Confirmation must be received prior to specified date.
 
Physical Abilities Liability Release forms will be given at testing and will need to be completed and signed by each applicant.  If a form is needed to obtain a physician release stating you are physically/medically able to perform the tests please contact Elsa Hernandez at 503-378-4175.
 
Entry Level Testing is comprised of four portions:
Portion #1 - Physical Fitness Test.  This portion of our process includes the push-ups, sit-ups, and two mile run.
Portion #2 - Written Test.  The written test is a 12th grade equivalency test that covers math, spelling, reading comprehension, and vocabulary.
Portion #3 - Panel Interview.  Each successful applicant will participate in a brief panel interview.
Portion #4 - Suitability Screening.  Applicants will be given a series of psychological tests to determine overall suitability for a career in law enforcement.
 
Applicants must pass each portion to proceed to the next one. 
 

Physical Fitness Test
  • The physical abilities test is based on the U.S. Army standards (see scoring standards listed below) in accordance with Oregon Revised Statute 181.260.
  • If an applicant fails any portion of this test, the testing will be discontinued.
  • Statistically, half of our applicants fail this portion of our selection process.  Be sure to not just train to meet these standards, but train to exceed these standards.
  • To review the proper methods for the physical abilities test, please review the Physical Abilities Test Standards
 

           Male/Female Push-Ups* (2 Minutes Times)
 Repetitions /
Age Group
 17-21
 22-26
 27-31
 32-36
 37-41
 42-46
 47-51
 52-56
57-61 
62+ 
 Male
 42
 40
 39
 36
34 
30
25 
20 
18 
16 
 Female
 19
 17
 17
 15
 13
 12
 10
 9
 8
 7
 
  How to Properly Perform a Push Up
 
 
Click here for a video demonstration on how to properly perform push-ups.
 
 
 
 
 

        Male/Female Sit-Ups* (2 Minutes Timed)
 Repetitions /
Age Group
 17-21
 22-26
 27-31
 32-36
 37-41
 42-46
 47-51
 52-56
 
57-61 
 
62+ 
  Male
 53
50 
45 
42 
38 
32 
30 
28 
27 
26 
  Female
 53
50 
45 
42 
38 
32 
30 
28 
27 
26 
 
 
How to Properly Perform a Sit Up
 
 
 
Click here for a video demonstration on how to properly perform sit-ups.
 
 
 
 
 
        Male/Female 2 Mile Run
  Repetitions /
Age Group
 17-21
 22-26
27-31 
32-36 
37-41 
42-46 
47-51 
52-56 
57-61 
62+ 
 Male
 15:54
16:36 
17:00 
17:42 
18:18 
18:42 
19:30 
19:48 
19:54 
20:00 
 Female
 18:54
19:36 
20:30 
21:42 
22:42 
23:42 
24:00 
24:24 
24:48 
25:00 

Written Test

The written test will be administered to applicants who pass the Physical Abilities Test.  Applicants will be given three hours to complete the written test.  The written test is a multi-part test that covers vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, mathematics and reading.

The below link will take you to a document that contains test taking tips and strategies as well as sample test questions.

Written Test Study Guide