U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers perform critical duties related to securing our nation’s borders while facilitating the orderly and efficient flow of legitimate trade and lawful travelers. It is a physically demanding position that requires candidates to be in good physical condition to meet the rigorous demands of the job. Therefore, CBP requires all qualified applicants to pass two fitness tests: Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and the Fitness Graduation Standard (FGS).
Note: PFT and FGS requirements are the same for all candidates regardless of race, age or gender.
The CBPO Physical Fitness Test consists of three components: sit-ups, push-ups and a 12" step test. You must successfully complete each component in order to pass the CBPO Physical Fitness Test.
|CBPO Physical Fitness Test Requirements|
|12" Step Test||120 steps/min||5 minutes|
The CBPO Candidate Physical Readiness Program is a standardized training program designed to help applicants stay ready for basic training and successfully pass the CBP Officer FGS.
The physical training program is a 150-day training program broken down into five phases. Each phase is 30 days in duration and builds on the fitness developed in the previous phase. The fifth phase is the Maintenance Phase of the program. The Maintenance Phase is a continuous program which means it can be repeated as many times as needed and is designed to help maintain and build on the fitness gained throughout the 150-day program.
As part of this physical readiness program, you will have the chance to conduct your own self-assessment using the validated FGS protocol, which are explained and detailed in the CBPO Candidate Physical Readiness Program document.