Think you have what it takes to become an FBI special agent?
The FBI Physical Fitness Test mobile app allows aspiring special agents and fitness enthusiasts alike to learn the benchmarks of the official FBI Physical Fitness Test FBI for agents.
#MondayMotivation Are you looking for tips for indoor workouts? Download the #FBI’s Physical Fitness Test app to learn proper form for exercises you can do at home like pushups and situps. https://t.co/8rwfqVBIc0 pic.twitter.com/uzOekmIpdK
— FBI (@FBI) March 23, 2020
The app runs users through the same exercises that special agent candidates must pass and includes tips on form, including video instruction for some exercises.
The required exercises for the FBI Physical Fitness Test for agents are sit-ups, push-ups, a 300-meter sprint, and a 1.5-mile run. Candidates for the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team are also required to complete pull-ups as part of the test.
Prospective agents must take the actual fitness test several times throughout their hiring process, and current special agents are also required to take the test regularly to ensure they remain in shape to handle the physical demands of their jobs.
The app was released in July 2018 and has two modes:
- Practice mode allows the user to practice each workout in any order and as many times as desired. Practice scores are provided for each workout after completed.
- Testing mode walks the user through a mock FBI Physical Fitness Test to simulate the order in which exercises are completed and the break time between each exercise. Testing mode provides the user with an overall score.
A key feature of the app is video instruction, featuring actual FBI fitness trainers who work with new agents at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
While the app provides an overview of the physical fitness requirements for FBI agents, it cannot be used for official Physical Fitness Test scoring in the actual agent application process.
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