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Physical Performance Requirements (PPRs)

The PPR’s establish minimum medical and/or physical training requirements each student must be able to meet prior to fully and safely participate in and complete all aspects of a specific training program. By design, each PPR describes one or more simple tasks, movements, or positions which the student must be able to perform upon arrival at the FLETC for training.

Registered students should follow the PPR link (PPR requirements) and review the list of PPR’s applicable to their program, if your program is not listed there are no practical application performance requirements. Students should answer the applicable PPR’s for their program to the best of their ability prior to arriving at the FLETC and bring the form with them for the first day of training.

It is the policy of the FLETC that all students scheduled to participate in training-related physical activity, be sufficiently physically qualified so as not to present an undue risk to the health and safety of themselves and others. Furthermore, it is the policy of the FLETC that all students scheduled to participate in, or participating in training-related physical activity shall receive medical screening prior to engaging in such activity and as necessary during the course of training, this normally occurs during the first day of the training program. Students who, as a result of medical screening, are found to have medical conditions that might create a health or safety risk to themselves or others will be referred to the FLETC Medical Officer for consultation. Medical conditions which call for a referral to the Medical Officer include, but are not limited to those indicated on the Health Questionnaire. They include epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, emphysema, multiple sclerosis, hypertension, pregnancy, joint injuries/problems, colitis, heart disease, etc., and are conditions which are generally indicative of an inability to (1) satisfy the PPR’s and/or (2) participate safely in unrestricted physical, weapons, and other training.

To participate in a training status, any student with a pre-existing condition, i.e., (back injury, etc), must bring to the Center a copy of any documentation stating student is cleared for training by the attending physician. This documentation will be retained by the Center Medical Officer for clearance to train.

After examination by the Center Medical Officer and/or the Review Board, students whose medical condition (1) makes them physically unable to perform the PPR’s or (2) whose medical condition presents a reasonable probability of substantial harm to the student or others, will be referred within one business day to the appropriate FLETC Training Management Division for disposition. This referral will include the Medical Officers’ determination as to (1) when and/or if the student will be able to perform the PPR’s or (2) when the safety or health risk will no longer exist.

To the extent possible, the FLETC will attempt to reasonably accommodate permanent and temporary disabilities which are the result of underlying medical conditions. However, accommodation which results in a denigration of the quality of the training provided is not reasonable in that it is inconsistent with the FLETC’s mission of providing fully trained law enforcement personnel. In most cases, accommodations will be limited to the following: (1) student in good academic standing will be eligible to recycle through the training program upon removal of their disability and (2) partner organizations may request a waiver of the PPR’s so that a student may attend the FLETC in a non-diploma/non-certificate status.

Physical Techniques Division

T-shirts, gym shorts, sweat suits, supporters, athletic bras, socks, and towels are provided by the Center for student use during physical training classes. These uniforms are required while participating in physical activities in the Physical Techniques Complex including after-hour activities. Students are held accountable for missing items. Since athletic shoes are not available from the Center for student use, each student should bring his/her own athletic footwear (running/court shoes). Running shoes and athletic shoes used for street wear will not be allowed on the basketball or handball courts. These athletic surfaces require the use of shoes specifically designed for use on courts. Therefore, two pairs of athletic shoes are required--one pair for outdoor activities and one pair for indoor use.

Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB)

Several Basic and Advanced programs are required to participate in the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB). The PEB consists of five physical fitness items that are performed during a single physical fitness evaluation session. The PEB measures body fat (skin fold technique), flexibility (sit and reach test), speed and agility (Illinois agility test), upper body strength (bench press), and aerobic capacity (1.5 mile run).

In order to participate in the PEB, students must bring a pair of running and court (tennis) shoes. Running shoes are appropriate for the 1.5 mile run, but they do not provide adequate support during lateral movement; therefore, students who do not have court shoes will not be allowed to complete the agility run.

Firearms Division

If your blood pressure is higher than 140/90, consult your doctor. It must be under control at the time of admission or you might be withdrawn from training. This pertains to all courses requiring firearms training. Please be sure to review the Physical Performance Requirements in this bulletin.

Firearms Training Equipment Requirements
  • SMGITP – Submachine Gun Instructor Training Program
    All equipment, uniforms and ammunition are provided*. Students should wear “service-type” boots or shoes. Individual eye and hearing protection is permitted. Weapons cleaning gear is provided.
  •  FIRTP – Firearms Instructor Refresher Training Program
    Students are encouraged to bring their issued semiautomatic pistol, issued leather gear and a minimum of 3 magazines; ammunition will be provided. FLETC uniforms will be provided*.
  • FITP – Firearms Instructor Training Program
    Students are encouraged to bring their issued semiautomatic pistol, issued leather gear and a minimum of 3 magazines; ammunition will be provided. FLETC uniforms will be provided*.
  • ITNTA – Instructor Techniques for Non-lethal Training Ammunition
    Students are encouraged to bring their issued leather gear, ballistic vest and a “protective cup.” It is not necessary to bring duty weapons because the FLETC will provide them and leather gear, as needed. FLETC uniforms will be provided*; however, students can wear personal navy blue BDUs. Students should wear “service-type” boots or shoes.
  • LERTP – Law Enforcement Rifle Training Program
    All equipment, uniforms and ammunition are provided*. Students should wear “service-type” boots or shoes. Individual eye and hearing protection is permitted.
  • PROP – Precision Rifle Observer Program
    Student are encouraged to bring their issued scoped rifle system (.223 or .308) with “call out bag” along with BDU-styled uniforms (camouflage is preferred). Match grade ammunition is provided. Students should wear “service-type” boots or shoes. Individual eye and hearing protection is permitted. Weapon cleaning gear is provided.
  • RSITP – Reactive Shooting Instructor Training Program
    Students are encouraged to bring their issued semiautomatic pistol, issued leather gear and a minimum of 5 magazines; ammunition will be provided. FLETC uniforms will be provided. Students should wear “service-type” boots or shoes. Individual eye and hearing protection is permitted. Weapon cleaning gear is provided.
  • SSTP – Survival Shooting Training Program
    Students are encouraged to bring their issued semiautomatic pistol, issued leather gear (standard - and concealed-duty carry) and a minimum of 3 magazines; ammunition will be provided. FLETC uniforms will be provided; however, personal black or dark blue BDUs are allowed.

 * Uniforms are not provided at FLETC Cheltenham, Maryland

Weapons Storage

 Students and staff are not allowed to carry or possess their weapons while at the Center. Weapons must be checked in at Building 1 (Main Gate) upon arrival at the Center and picked up after graduation. If participating organizations require, special arrangements will be made to permit students to fire their own weapons during advanced training, however, they must be stored in Building 221 when not used for this training.

NOTE: FOR CENTER PURPOSES, a weapon is defined as any operable or inoperable firearms to include: Revolvers, Pistols, Rifles, Shotguns, Automatic Weapons, Air Rifles, BB/Pellet and Cap guns or any device capable of propelling darts or arrows, such as operable bows, compound bows and cross bows.

Driver & Marine Division

Operation of Government Vehicles

ALL STUDENTS participating in any exercise requiring the operation of a government vehicle, must carry in their possession and present upon request by an instructor or other FLETC official, their valid state driver’s license. Anyone found to have a revoked, suspended or expired driver’s license will not be allowed to participate in any exercise requiring the operation of a government vehicle and will be considered to have failed to meet the requirements for graduation from the training program being attended. Anyone knowingly participating in Driver Training with no current valid license, or with a suspended or revoked license may be subject to disciplinary action. There are no exceptions to this policy.

ALL STUDENTS participating in any exercise requiring the operation of a government vehicle, must operate the vehicle within all applicable federal and state laws governing the use of motor vehicles, both on and off the FLETC facility. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Marine Law Enforcement Training

Marine Law Enforcement Training and Advanced Marine Law Enforcement Training Program
students should bring the following items: a wool knit cap for winter classes and a baseball cap for summer classes; gloves, sun glasses, sun screen and boat shoes.

Investigative Operations Division

The Computer & Financial Investigations Division maintains a computer laboratory in Building 212 and 210, specifically for student use.

The labs are equipped with the latest computers with appropriate software including Microsoft Office.” 

Computer lab hours:

Building 210 Room E18 open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 212 Room 119 open Monday – Thursday 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., closed Friday and Saturday, and open Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Closed holidays.