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Corrections Officer Physical Abilities Test

Candidates and new recruits to Saskatchewan Corrections must meet the basic physical requirements. The Corrections Officers Physical Abilities Test (COPAT) is a timed physical abilities test comprised of activities designed to reflect the physical challenges faced in a corrections environment.

The COPAT is an assessment of physical fitness directly related to work in a correctional setting. It is administered by a trained professional, completed as a timed circuit, and graded on a pass/fail basis.

You must successfully complete the test to ensure that you are capable of meeting the physical demands of the job and associated training. As part of the COPAT, you must first pass a screening component to ensure you are medically ready to participate in the test. You will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the COPAT. This certificate will be valid for any positions applied for within six months of being issued. Attached to your application must be proof of having successfully passed the COPAT, or equivalent, within the previous six months.

Note: We are not currently accepting similar types of fitness tests such as FITCO, PARE (RCMP) or POPAT (municipal police) as equivalent testing. Only the Saskatchewan COPAT is being accepted at this time.  

Elements of the COPAT include:

STATION 1: Start and run 50 feet (two turns)
STATION 2: Stair Run
STATION 3: Mobility, Agility and Speed Run
STATION 4: Push Station (70 lbs.)
STATION 5: Pull Station (70 lbs.)
STATION 6: Modified Squat Thrust and Stand
STATION 7: Weight Carry and Finish (70 lbs.)
Completion Time: 3 minutes 20 seconds

The videos listed in the Related Items below provide a visual representation of COPAT tests in other Canadian jurisdictions. The Saskatchewan COPAT will be similar.

Book a COPAT

You must book your appointment directly via the contact information listed below. The fee per test is paid by the applicant and is set by the respective educational institutions. Please note, these same institutions offer COPAT preparation courses; associated fees are paid by the applicant. An internet search of COPAT (and equivalent) programs may also provide self-directed preparation suggestions.

Saskatoon jason.weber@usask.ca
Prince Albert lisajdavis50@gmail.com
306-961-4876 (call or text)
Regina To Book a Test: 306-585-4004
For Information: erin.tyson@uregina.ca or 306-585-5293

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