Correction Officer Exam

QUALIFYING PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTS:
Although these elements may not be directly representative of essential job functions to be performed by a Correction Officer, such elements have been determined by the Municipal Police Training Council to measure the candidate's physiological capacity to learn and perform the essential job functions. An individual should not forego taking the written test or consider himself or herself ineligible for Correction Officer employment solely because he or she cannot now meet or may not be able to meet the current standards. The qualifying test standards are subject to change without notice to candidates. The Rockland County Department of Personnel reserves the right to charge the candidates a fee for participating in the physical fitness-screening test. The fee schedule established by the Rockland County Department of Personnel for the administration of the physical agility examination is as follows:
  • $25.00 for initial physical agility examination
  • $15.00 for any candidate who failed the initial physical agility examination
  • $40.00 for any candidate who failed to participate in the initial physical agility examination

The Rockland County Department of Personnel reserves the right to amend the fee schedule at any time during the life of the eligible list. All physical agility examination fees are non-refundable.

The Municipal Police Training Council adopted the physical fitness-screening test based on the model formulated by the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research. The minimum passing scores, depending on age and sex, represent the fortieth percentile of physical fitness. If a candidate does not successfully score to the 40th percentile of physical fitness for each of the elements, the candidate shall not be deemed to have successfully completed the physical fitness-screening test. Failure on the physical fitness-screening test will restrict your name from certification on the eligible list until you have successfully completed the physical fitness-screening test. The Rockland County Department of Personnel offers one opportunity for a retest for those who have: failed the physical fitness test on their first opportunity and who are appealing the disqualification for a second opportunity; or who failed to appear for their appointment with a valid excuse and request a second opportunity. Please be aware that the Rockland County Department of Personnel has a strict retest policy regarding the physical fitness-screening test.

The three components measured are muscular endurance, absolute strength and cardiovascular capacity. A brief description of the test items used to measure each component is as follows:

  • Sit-up – Muscular Endurance (Core Body) – The score indicated is the number of bent-leg sit-ups performed in one- minute.
  • Push-Up – Absolute Strength/Muscular Endurance (Upper Body) – The score indicated is the maximum number of full body repetitions that a candidate must complete without breaks in one minute.
  • 1.5 Mile Run – Cardiovascular Capacity – The score indicated is calculated in minutes: seconds (to be administered only to those candidates who have passed the Sit-Ups and Push-Ups).
Age/Sex: Male Sit-Up Push-Up 1.5 Mile Run
20-29 38 29 12:38
30-39 35 24 12:58
40-49 29 18 13:50
50-59 24 13 15:06
60+ 19 10 16:46
       
Age/Sex: Female Sit-Up Push-Up 1.5 Mile Run
20-29 32 15 14:50
30-39 25 11 15:43
40-49 20 9 16:31
50-59 14 N/A 18:18