Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (P.A.R.E)

The Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (P.A.R.E) is a bonified occupational test used to assess one’s personal ability to perform the physical demands of working in the Emergency Services Field.   It requires you to complete 3 different stations under a certain time limit.  First is an OBSTACLE COURSE, second is a PUSH/PULL component and lastly, an untimed WEIGHT CARRY.

Many different Federal Services use the P.A.R.E as their fitness evaluation test and the times and weights lifted will also change depending on the demands of the job.  Some services that use the PARE include, but are not limited to:

RCMP | Parks Canada | Conservation Officer | Alberta Sheriffs | CBSA | Ministry of Natural Resources | Calgary Transit | CP Rail | Ministry of Fishery & Oceans

Person running the PARE test

PARE Testing

During the P.A.R.E TEST you will be running 6 laps of the obstacle course, then 6 laps of either the PUSH or PULL, then a final 6 laps of the PUSH or PULL (whichever you have not completed yet), followed by a 2:00 minute break before finishing with the torso bag.  This must be completed under the allotted time for your particular service..

PARE Practice

During your P.A.R.E PRACTICE you will be running 4 laps of the obstacle course, then 6 laps of either the PUSH or PULL, then a final 6 laps of the PUSH or PULL (whichever you have not completed yet), followed by a 2:00 minute break before finishing with the torso bag.  This must be completed under the allotted time for your particular service.  

This PRACTICE session allows you to try out the equipment and understand the physical demands of the test.  You can then dedicate MORE time to get into shape if required to PASS you PARE TEST.


~ Registration will open soon ~

PARE Testing Dates


  • Saturday, May 11
  • Saturday, June 1
  • Saturday, July 27
  • Saturday, August 24

PARE Practice Dates


  • Saturday, May 11
  • Saturday, June 1
  • Saturday, July 27
  • Saturday, August 24