CDCR Physical Test : Composition, Top 3 Videos and Review

What's CDCR Physical Test

CDCR stands for California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

First We will try to answer what the CDCR Test, then the composition of the Test.
and finally a review of CDCR fitness Test. 

What’s CDCR Physical Fitness Test ?

The PFT is a 500 yard course which consists of running on a variety of different surfaces, up and down one flight of stairs, and a mini obstacle course.

After the run, tow hand- held weights of 45 pounds each are carried a distance of 50 yards and are then set down.

Another 45 pound weight is carried for 75 yards and then set down, Lastly, a 30 pound weight id carried for a final distance of 110 yards and then set down.

Candidates must complete the PFT in the required time of 5 minutes and 5 seconds to pass the PFT portion of the selection process.

source: Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

Composition of CDCR Test

In order to be qualified, you need to pass all the CDCR including

  • Written Examination
  • Physical Fitness Test (PFT) (Pass/Fail)
  • Personal History Statement (PHS)

The CDCR Physical Test Requirement

To assess these abilities, you will need to:

  • Run a 500-yard course (approximately) on a variety of different surfaces
  • Run up and down one flight of stairs
  • Complete a mini obstacle course
  • Carry two (2) 45-pound hand-held weights over a distance of 50 yards and set them down;
  • Then, carry one (1) 45-pound weight over 75-yards and then set it down; and,
  • Lastly, carry one (1) 30-pound weight over a final distance of 110-yards and then set down

To successfully pass the PFT portion of the selection process, candidates must complete the course in the required time of 5 minutes and 5 seconds.
source Physical Fitness Test (PFT) (Pass/Fail)

CDCR Fitness Test Videos

The following videos will cover review and exercises included in the CDCR Fitness Test:

CDCR Physical Fitness Test

Since CDCR’s website makes you stream a wma file which always doesn’t work for everyone, I ripped and re-uploaded a YouTube version.

If you’re in the hiring process and would like more information, visit

CDCR Physical Fitness Test

CDCR Recruitment 2015

CDCR is looking for men and women to fill the nearly 7,000 vacancies within the statewide network of prisons.

Join the dedicated team of professional law enforcement personnel and embark on the mission of supervising and rehabilitating inmates inside one of California’s 34 institutions.

Good pay, good benefits and possibility for career advancement are just a few of the rewards you receive when you join the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

CDCR Recruitment 2015

COPAT – Correctional Officers’ Physical Abilities Testing

This is a step by step instructional video on the Correctional Officer Physical Aptitude Test (COPAT) which is part of the Correctional Peace Officer (CPO) application requirements.

A male and female participant guide viewers through each part of the COPAT obstacle course.

COPAT - Correctional Officers' Physical Abilities Testing

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