Testing Process

All applicants are given a battery of extensive tests. The testing process includes:

  • All Entry Level applicants must take and pass a written civil service exam with a passing score of 70 percent.
  • All Entry Level and Lateral applicants must also pass the following:
    • Physical assessment consisting of a 2,000 meter row on a Concept2 Rower. The link below can assist with finding the passing standard for each individual. (See video below for row technique)
    • Polygraph
    • Extensive background investigation
    • Psychological exam
    • Oral interview board
    • Medical exam & Drug screen