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does anyone know if you are required to have health insurance when taking the pat test? will they allow me to tke it without it? do they even check?
 

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MITPO,

good luck on your pat exam, I got screwed by a docotr who didn't pass my medical exam, over some BS. I would have already taken the PAT last week, but that dream was shattered by the doctor who conducted the medical exam. I hope this guy sleeps good at night knowing he ruins people's careers over some stupid crap.
 

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Does anyone have any idea about the NEW RequirementS That Civil Circus has out ----- FOR THE P.A.T That are out ??????
 

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New requirement? I took the PAT recently and it was the same as it was five years ago. Samething with the medical exam; same procedures, same process, etc. Not aware of anything new, unless it came out in the last week or so.
 

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You have to run/jog through the obstacle course, but there are NO push-ups or sit-ups. They save that for the academy I suppose....... 8)
 

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The obstacle course is 330 or 340 yards total and you have 2 min 10.4 seconds to finish. The infamous "wall" stands at 5 feet, not an inch taller. After the obstacle course there is the trigger pull, separation drill, and dummy drag (25 feet, 125 lbs). Not too difficult, but a word of caution: that ole' gym floor is as slick as a baby's bum! Of course all the information can be found on HRD's website. :smokin:
 

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Thanks mitpo, any suggestions on certain types of sneakers, or a good strategy to use to take it? Also, any good suggestions on how to stay focused and pass it? I hear women usually have a hard time...any help is appreciated
 

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The PAT test is a joke. Everyone thinks its a hard when they hear the time it takes you to cover the course, but as you go through it you find that it's easy. If you can walk up a fight of stairs then you can pass the PAT.
 

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Biggest piece of cake ever. My only suggestion is to pat a little water on your feet from the water cooler for less foot slippage.
 

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Water on the sneakers is a great tip....and it works! Just be careful rounding those corners. Also, HRD offers a "preview" the week before the actual "test". My best advice is to take this practice; you will feel better about the course and YOUR abilities! :)
 

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Mitpo62, thats good advice. Here is my advice on succesfull completion of the test. On the night before drink about 15 beers and eat 5 large pizzas and you will still be able to do the dam thing in record time.
 
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