Frequently Asked Questions, Physical Fitness (PFT) Testing

I am currently in the military. Can I have my PFT waived?

United States military and veteran candidates who provide certification of meeting military physical fitness standards may be eligible for a PFT waiver. The waiver of the CDCR PFT is solely for the hiring process and will not apply to the Basic Correctional Officer Academy (BCOA) nor the Basic Correctional Juvenile Academy (BCJA) fitness requirements.