All trooper trainee applicants are required to pass the Department’s physical readiness test in order to continue in the application process. The application process is very competitive and only the top qualified applicants will be considered for the Minnesota State Patrol Training Academy which starts in January.
The minimum standard for all applicants is passing the physical readiness test at the 60 percentile according to their age, gender and weight.
All new candidates who receive a conditional offer to attend the academy must pass the physical readiness test on the Concept2 Rower at the 60 percentile according to their age, gender and weight approximately one to two weeks prior to the start of the academy in January. Candidates who do not pass the physical readiness test at the minimum requirement will not be allowed to join the academy.
The Minnesota State Patrol’s physical readiness test consists of rowing 2000 meters on a Concept2 Rower. Use the calculator below to find your minimum standard at the 60 percentile; also the calculator can be used to train for a higher percentage to be better prepared for the academy.
Select Gender, Age, and input Weight then click Calculate to view Results.