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Next year, they secured funding already. Cards will probably be out sometime between October - December. Another 3-4 months to go through the hiring process, so ballpark date would be April - June of next year.
 

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Stupid question...other than the 1.5 mile run as a qualifier, does MSP require anything else for a PAT test? I know for a municipal agency a candidate needs to complete the PAT in Hudson and then followed by the Academy fitness assessment based on the Cooper's Standards. Does the state follow the same coopers standards testing at 40th percentile and if you fail you get DQ'd?
 

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Stupid question...other than the 1.5 mile run as a qualifier, does MSP require anything else for a PAT test? I know for a municipal agency a candidate needs to complete the PAT in Hudson and then followed by the Academy fitness assessment based on the Cooper's Standards. Does the state follow the same coopers standards testing at 40th percentile and if you fail you get DQ'd?
Nope, they don’t follow any standard other than running around a parking lot for “1.5 miles”. They’ll have you do pushups and situps, but you’re not failed for that, they just do that to tell you if you do anything less than X amount then you better step it up if you want to survive the academy.
 

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Nope, they don’t follow any standard other than running around a parking lot for “1.5 miles”. They’ll have you do pushups and situps, but you’re not failed for that, they just do that to tell you if you do anything less than X amount then you better step it up if you want to survive the academy.
There are also two job simulation obstacle courses that must be accomplished in the required time, in addition to the run.
 
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