Border Patrol Agent Physical Fitness Test 2
Due to the strenuous nature of the Border Patrol Agent duties and the associated training programs, fitness tests have been developed and will be used to screen candidates for entry-level Border Patrol Agent positions. The Border Patrol Agent PFT-2 consists of four components: a 220 yard run, sit-ups, push-ups, and a 1.5 mile run.
|220 Yard Run||---||46 seconds|
|1.5 Mile Run||---||15:00 minutes|
*BPA applicants applying to announcements 17-3 and later will no longer be required to obtain a passing score, only participation in the test will be required. BPA applicants who applied to announcements prior to 17-3 will be required to take and pass the PFT-2 in order to have continued employment consideration.
The Physical Fitness Test - 2 (PFT-2) will take place after you've successfully completed all portions of the pre-employment process, and have been made a final offer for employment with CBP.
Your PFT-2 will take place no more than 30 days before your entrance on duty (EOD) date.
The Minneapolis Hiring Center will schedule the PFT-2 for you, based on the PFT-2 location you selected when you applied for the position. The MHC will send you a letter by email including the date, time, location, a phone number for a Point of Contact at the testing site, and other information regarding the PFT-2.
Please note that site availability is limited; therefore, only certain dates and times will be available. Dates and times of the PFT-2 are also subject to proctor availability, and may be changed. If a change occurs after you have been scheduled for the PFT-2, the MHC will contact you.
If you receive your letter by email, and have any questions you can contact the Customs and Broder Protection Applicant Contact Center at 833-405-8051 or
CBPApplicantContactCenter@cbp.dhs.gov; Hours of Operation: M-F, 7am-7pm ET.
Your PFT-2 will be scheduled based on the preferred PFT-2 location you selected when you applied for the position. You may change your preferred PFT-2 location at any time. Please note that travel to and from the PFT-2 testing site is at your own expense.
The length of time you will be at the testing site will depend on a variety of factors, such as how many other candidates are testing that day, weather, etc. The MHC usually recommends that candidates plan to be at the testing site for several hours on the day of their scheduled PFT-2.
Please be dressed accordingly when arriving to your PFT-2 (i.e., gym shorts; sweatpants; t-shirt; athletic shoes; sweat socks; and any other athletic support garments worn while working out, such as knee braces, etc.). You should also dress accordingly with regard to the current weather conditions (layers in cold conditions, or loose-fitting and breathable materials in warmer conditions).
Bring a towel and bottled water, as these items will not be furnished at the testing site.
Use of headsets, radios, and other electronic devised are not permitted during the testing.
Bring a government-issued ID, e.g. driver's license, passport, military identification card, etc. Please note that several of our CBP PFT-2 testing sites require a form of ID that is compliant with the REAL ID Act. If the state where you reside is listed as non-compliant, you will need to bring another form of ID with you to the testing site. To find out if your state is listed as non-compliant, refer to the link below.
The following is a link that will provide more information on the REAL ID Act: www.dhs.gov/secure-drivers-licenses
For applicants applying to announcements 17-3 and later: Applicants who fail to attend and participate in all components of the PFT-2 will receive notification from the Hiring Center.
For applicants who applied to announcements prior to 17-3: Applicants who fail the PFT-2 will receive notification from the Hiring Center.
For applicants applying to announcement 17-3 and later: You are no longer required to obtain a passing PFT-2 score, only participation in each component of the test will be required. If you fail to participate in a component or you do not attend your PFT-2, your tentative offer will be withdrawn and you will need to reapply.
For applicants applying to announcements prior to 17-3: If you fail to successfully complete the PFT-2, your tentative offer will be withdrawn and you will need to reapply. The MHC will send you an email notification once the result has been processed.
A candidate may reapply as soon as there is an open vacancy on USAJobs.gov for the position, and if the candidate meets all requirements outlined in the announcement.
Any questions concerning the PFT-2 can be directed to the Customs and Border Protection Applicant Contact Center at 833-405-8051 or CBPApplicantContactCenter@cbp.dhs.gov;
Hours of Operation: M-F, 7am-7pm ET.