The FBI, which specializes chiefly in intelligence-based investigation protocols serving national security interests, started fitness testing their agents again in 2015 after a hiatus of 16 years.
FBI Assessment Tests
The current fitness test requirements for the FBI vary based on age and gender. There are four fitness tests, with five minutes allowed between each test. Just the minimum passing score for each test is listed below.
- Sit-ups in one minute - This test consists of one minute of continuous sit-ups with no pauses. For a rep to count, you must lift your torso until your back is perpendicular to the floor; at the end of each rep, your shoulder blades have to touch the floor. Minimum for men is 38+ sit-ups, for women 35+ sit-ups.
- 300-meter sprint — The 300-meter sprint is an all-out run covering ¾ of a lap of a standard track — about 2/10 of a mile. You start the sprint from a standing position (no track-style starts allowed). Pass mark for women: 64.9 seconds or faster, for men: 52.4 seconds or faster.
- Push-ups - In this test, you'll do as many push-ups as you can. The test isn't timed, but you have to do the push-ups continuously (no breaks). Both men and women must do full push-ups with toes on the floor. You must lower your body down until your upper arms are parallel to the ground for a rep to count. Minimum pass for women is 14+ pushups, for men: 30+ pushups.
- 1.5-mile run — This test is to assess endurance. Staff are required to run 1.5-miles, or six laps around a standard track. Women must run 13:59 or faster, men 12:24 or faster.
- See also the Secret Service Assessment tests
- Fitness testing for USA Police Departments
- Fitness testing for other law enforcement agencies