FBI, This Week: FBI Physical Fitness Test App Released
August 2, 2018
A free mobile application guides aspiring FBI agents and exercise enthusiasts through a replication of the Bureau’s official Physical Fitness Test, or PFT.
Mollie Halpern: A free mobile application guides aspiring FBI agents and exercise enthusiasts through a replication of the Bureau’s official Physical Fitness Test, or PFT.
The new FBI FitTest app is an interactive way for users to practice and take a mock PFT, which is just one component of the special agent application process.
The PFT provides a foundational fitness level for agents.
FBI Health Fitness Instructor John Van Vorst …
John Van Vorst: Some of the tasks that a special agent may have to perform in the line of duty are pursuing suspects on foot, dodging and evading, quick bursts of energy—all of these essential job tasks are performed better with a high level of physical fitness.
Halpern: The app includes demonstrations of the required PFT exercises to ensure users have good form.
FBI Health Fitness Instructor Courtney Diep says the exercises must be performed in a specific sequence with limited breaks, and some of them are timed.
Courtney Diep: The events of the test are sit-ups, 300-meter run, push-ups, a mile-and-a-half run, and pull ups.
Halpern: You can download the app from the App Store and Google Play. With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.