Phase 3: Physical Ability Test

After passing our entry level test and oral board, it’s now time to take the Portland Police Bureau Physical Ability Test (which is free of charge) or an Oregon Physical Ability Test administered by the National Testing Network. There is an $85 fee assessed with the National Testing Network’s administration of the OR-PAT. 

 During either physical ability test, you will be tested on:

  • Physical strength
  • Endurance
  • Agility and coordination

These tests are pass/fail, and individual times have no impact on your overall score.

Watch this video to learn more about our physical ability test.
Read this brochure to learn more about our physical ability test.

We invite you to attend a Portland Police Bureau Physical Ability Test ahead of your actual test time. These are offered monthly and the results will have absolutely no bearing on your application process as we do not maintain scores unless you choose to use this as your official result.