All recruits entering the 720-hour Law Enforcement Academy at Madison College must pass a physical readiness test. We provide a series of testing dates for both preservice and sworn officers seeking to enter the Law Enforcement Academy.

Prior to participating in fitness testing, you must provide:

Madison College Protective Services
Attn: Law Enforcement Academy Readiness Testing
1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704

Test Dates and Location

Location: Public Safety Training Facility, W2140 Krause Rd. Columbus

Available testing Dates:

  • Saturday, October 28 at 8 am, students arriving at 7:30 am (reservation deadline October 18)

* Please note: Sworn officers receive priority in scheduling.

Test Reservation Form

Entrance Standards

  • Run 1.5 miles in 20 minutes 20 seconds
  • Run 300 meters in 82 seconds
  • Pushups: 18 consecutive
  • Sit-ups: 24 in a minute
  • Vertical jump of 11.5 inches
  • Agility run 23.4 seconds

Physical Readiness Testing Video

Test Day

You should arrive 30 minutes early for stretching and instructions. You must wear appropriate athletic footwear, shorts or sweat pants, and a loose-fitting t-shirt free of improper logos or depictions. We also encourage you to bring a towel and a water bottle. Our testing coordinators reserve the right to decline testing for failure to have all proper forms completed, failure to dress appropriately, or observations of conduct that is deemed concerning or unsafe.

Contact the School of Human and Protective Services

Madison Truax Campus
Protective Services Building, 100

1701 Pearson Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704


  • Monday – Thursday 8 am - 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm