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Marine Interdiction Agent - Physical Fitness Test

Due to the strenuous nature of the Air and Marine Operations duties and the associated training programs, fitness tests have been developed and will be used to screen candidates for entry-level Air and Marine Operations positions. The Air and Marine Operations PFT consists of three components: sit-ups, push-ups and a 12" step test.

Physical Fitness Test Requirements

Test

Repetitions

Time Frame

Sit-Ups

20

1 minute

Push-Ups

12

1 minute

12" Step

120 steps per minute

5 minutes

MIA PFT Readiness Program:

This Pre-Employment Fitness Test Physical Readiness Program provides you with a six week standardized training program designed to help you successfully pass the CBP AEA PFT. As part of this physical readiness program, you will have the chance to conduct your own self-assessment using the PFT protocol which will be thoroughly explained and detailed.   Being physically prepared to successfully pass the test is a critical step in the pre-employment process and requires your full commitment.  Please open the AEA PFT Readiness Program document for a complete overview and instructions for participating in the program.

Air Interdiction Agent, Marine Interdiction Agent, and Aviation Enforcement Agent Pre-Employment Fitness Test-1 Physical Readiness Program

*For current MIA PFT components and testing order, please see the requirements above.  We are currently working to update the MIA PFT Readiness Program.

PFT Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be contacted for the PFT?

The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) will take place shortly after you have been tentatively selected for the position.  CBP expects candidates to be fully prepared for the physical fitness test at the time of application for the position.

How do I schedule the PFT?

You will be contacted by a contractor to schedule the appointment for the PFT.  The contact information you provide to the Minneapolis Hiring Center (MHC) will be used by our contractor to reach out to you, so it's important we have the most current information.

If you need to update your phone number(s), mailing address, or email address please contact the Medical and Fitness Scheduling Unit at (952) 857-2939 or CBPHiringMedFitAppt@cbp.dhs.gov

Where will I take the PFT?

The fitness test will be conducted at the nearest available CBP-contracted facility according to the mailing address the MHC has on file for you.  Please note that travel to and from the facility is at your own expense.

How long should I plan to be at the facility for this appointment?

Depending on the facility's schedule the day of your appointment, you may begin the appointment immediately or it may be several hours.  Please plan accordingly.

What happens if I am not able to attend my appointment as scheduled?

Re-schedules are considered on a case-by-case basis; it is not a guarantee that you will be able to re-schedule your appointment.  You will need to make every effort to attend your appointment as scheduled.  Failure to do so could result in your tentative offer of employment being withdrawn from the process.

What do I need to bring?

After your appointment is scheduled, you should receive an email from our scheduling contractor containing a set of forms to complete for your appointment.  Please remember to bring these with you, or you may not be allowed to test.

Bring a valid, government issued photo ID such as a driver's license to your exam.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, such as exercise clothes, for the fitness test.

Bring a small snack with you for your consumption after the exam.

Please do not bring weapons of any kind to your exam. You will be turned away. 

Avoid consuming energy drinks or caffeinated drinks prior to your fitness test.

How will I be notified of my result?

You're able to monitor the status of your result on the Central Applicant Self-Service (CASS) website using your Applicant ID number:  https://apps.cbp.gov/cass/.  The MHC will receive the result of your PFT approximately 7-10 business days after your appointment date.

If you fail the PFT, you will receive an email notification from the MHC once the result has been processed.

Please note that the Test Administrator conducting the fitness test cannot provide the result of your PFT.

What happens if I fail the PFT?

If you fail to successfully complete any portion of the PFT, you will receive an email notification from MHC informing you of your pre-employment fitness result and the status of your tentative selection.

Will I be given the opportunity to retest?

Applicants are provided one opportunity to retest.  CBP has created a Pre-Employment Fitness Test Physical Readiness Program to help you prepare for the PFT.  The program provides you with a six-week standardized training program designed to help you successfully pass the PFT.  We strongly encourage you to utilize the training program.  You can find the PFT Readiness Program by clicking the following link: MIA PFT Readiness Program.

If I fail the PFT, how long do I have to wait to reapply?

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.

Who do I contact if I have questions concerning the PFT?

Any questions concerning the PFT can be directed to the Medical and Fitness Scheduling Unit at (952) 857-2939 or CBPHiringMedFitAppt@cbp.dhs.gov

How long is the PFT result valid?

A PFT Pass result is valid for one year, or as long as a candidate's selection for the position remains active.  If a candidate receives a PFT Fail result, the candidate can reapply and be afforded another opportunity to complete the PFT upon selection.

What is the Contact Information for the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) Unit?

Phone:  (952) 857-2939

Email:  CBPHiringmedfitappt@cbp.dhs.gov

Last published: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15
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