Physical standards to become an RCMP officer

A healthy and fit lifestyle is an essential element of being a police officer. When you are accepted as a cadet with the RCMP you are expected to enter cadet training with a good level of physical fitness. The training program is not designed to "get in shape", but rather to allow you to enhance your fitness knowledge and abilities.

It is extremely important for you to maintain and/or improve your fitness level throughout the application process to ensure your success both at training and in your career as a police officer.

Why is it important to maintain and improve my fitness level?

Within the first two weeks of training you will be required to successfully complete the Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) in 5 minutes and 30 seconds or less. If you fail on the first try, you have to take it again within three days. If you fail the re-test, you will be sent home. You will be tested again prior to graduation, and will be required to complete the PARE in 4 minutes or less.

Be prepared! You want to arrive at Depot in good physical condition so that you do not risk injuring yourself or being terminated from the Cadet Training Program. Being physically fit will help make the training easier for you.

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