Pre-employment tests

You need to meet our health and fitness standards.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

You must take and pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) before you are invited to a job interview. It is a rigorous test that measures:

  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Physical Coordination

The test involves performing eight simulated job tasks.

To pass, you must complete the tasks in less than 10 minutes and 20 seconds.

This is a pass/fail test.

After you receive a conditional job offer


Background check

We conduct a background check to make sure you meet our criteria for employment.

Pre-employment tests

You take these pre-employment tests.

Medical exam

  • The exam will test your vision, hearing and physical ability to do the job.

Psychological exam

  • The exam includes 
    • A written personality assessment
    • An interview with a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist

Drug and alcohol screening

  • You will need to pass a drug and alcohol screening.
If the results meet our hiring criteria, we will make a final job offer.




Contact us

City of Minneapolis Recruiter