The Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT)The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) requires law enforcement officers pass ORPAT to be certified. ORPAT is a hybrid physical ability/job sample physical abilities assessment process designed to evaluate police officer candidates on essential physical capacities required to satisfactorily perform job duties. It has been fully adopted and implemented at the police academy since July 1, 2007.
The Sheriff’s Office uses ORPAT as a screening tool to help select the most qualified applicants to continue in our application process for Deputy and Recruit Deputy positions. This portion of our testing process is pass/fail. Patrol applicants are required to pass ORPAT in 5 minutes, 30 seconds or less.
As of August 1, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office uses National Testing Network (NTN) to administer ORPAT. You can learn more about the ORPAT testing process and sign up here.
The ORPAT is a rigorous physical abilities test. Wear athletic clothing and bring water and a towel as desired.
If you would like more information, including a video, course description and information on preparing for ORPAT, you can find it at the DPSST webpage by clicking here.
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