The APAT is a pre-employment physical fitness test developed to evaluate an applicant’s ability to perform the physical tasks required on the job by measuring muscular and dynamic strength, endurance, flexibility, aerobic capacity and other factors related to physical aptitude. The APAT is scored on a point-based system. Each test component is scored on a scale from 0 to 8 points. An applicant must achieve a minimum cumulative score of 20 points with no zeros to pass the APAT. APAT standards are not specific to age and/or gender identity.
1.5 Mile Run
14 or less
22 or less
23.89 or higher
19:41 or higher
44 or more
50 or more
18.64 or lower
12:01 or lower
The purpose of this test is to evaluate upper body muscular strength and endurance. Applicants are required to complete as many push-ups as possible in one minute. Only one trial will be given, and scores are based on how many correctly performed push-ups are completed. Minimum requirement to achieve 1 point is greater than 14 push-ups.
The purpose of this test is to evaluate abdominal strength. Applicants are required to do as many sit-ups as possible in one minute. Only one trial will be given, and scores are based on how many correctly performed sit-ups are completed. Minimum requirement to achieve 1 point is greater than 22 sit-ups.
ILLINOIS AGILITY RUN
The purpose of the Illinois Agility Run is to evaluate an applicant’s anaerobic power and ability to quickly change directions. This component takes place either indoors or outdoors and requires applicants to complete a short distance run with changes in direction as fast as possible. Two trials for this component are given, but only the best trial will be scored. Minimum required time to achieve 1 point is less than 23.89 seconds.
1.5 MILE RUN
The purpose of this test is to assess cardiovascular endurance. This test can be administered either indoors or outdoors on a marked hard and flat surface with minimal sharp turns. Applicants are permitted to walk or stop during the run. The total time required to complete the distance is recorded. Minimum required time to achieve 1 point is less than 19:41.
NOTE: The APAT and physical fitness test administered during training are independent assessments. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the components and scoring of both physical fitness tests to best prepare themselves for success.