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Special Function Officer (SFO) Advisory Entrance Standard

The entrance requirement is required for entrance into the POST academy. You will need to check with your academy on if they require an entrance test.

  • Vertical Jump (14.5 inches)
  • Push-Ups (14 Reps -Maximum repetitions with no time constraint and no rest during this phase of the test)
  • Isometric Plank (:30)
  • 1.5 Mile Run (16:11)

The procedure and order for testing is recommended as follows:

  1. Warm up prior to the performance of the Vertical Jump test and rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Perform the Push Up test, then rest for 7 minutes.
  3. Perform the Isometric Plank test and rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Perform the 1.5 Mile Run and cardio-cool down for 5 minutes.