Phase 3: Physical Ability Test

We encourage applicants 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 after taking the entry level test. 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.

The Portland Police Bureau Physical Ability Test is offered monthly and applicants can retake the test each month if they do not initially pass.