Prepare for PARE

Get fit and get ready

The Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) is used in the selection process of RCMP applicants. PARE is an occupational test used to assess a person's ability to perform the physical demands of police work. It requires you to be in good physical shape.  You need to have a fit cardiovascular system as well as good muscular strength and endurance.

You are encouraged to be prepared prior to applying and you should be physically active for at least 4-6 weeks; including:

  • 3 to 5 cardiovascular training sessions per week, and
  • 2 to 3 resistance training sessions per week

Applicants must obtain a PARE certification by completing an obstacle course and push/pull sections in 4:45 minutes or less. The weight carry section is not timed.

The importance of maintaining and improving your fitness level

At Depot, Cadets must successfully complete the PARE in 4:00 minutes or less. It is therefore important to maintain and improve your fitness level throughout the application process.

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