Once at the Academy, applicants will be tested mentally, physically, and emotionally on a daily basis. The physical training portion of the California Highway Patrol Academy is one of the most challenging phases of training for most cadets. Applicants must take the opportunity to prepare themselves and be in good physical condition PRIOR to reporting to the Academy. Being in good physical condition greatly improves a cadet's success rate in all aspects of Academy training.
Central Division recruiters will use the Applicant Preparation Program (APP) to assist applicants in preparing for the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) and the physical training portion of Academy training. Tracking your activity allows you to assess your fitness levels and determine if you are on track to be successful in the PAT and the California Highway Patrol Academy.