Concept 2 Rower PT Test

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Beginning Monday, 03/04/2019, the PT test requirements for the Police Officer position will change to the Concept 2 Rower machine.


Minimum Requirements

To successfully pass the Concept 2 Rower test, an applicant is required to complete the 2,000 meter row and achieve a minimum score of 25%, with the difficulty level set to "5". The passing score is determined based on your gender, age and weight. All row tests will be administered by a certified tester. To determine your minimum standard for a passing 25%, visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website and follow the steps below:

- select your gender and age range then type in your weight

- under the "Desired Results" section, type in "25"

- click "Calculate"

- you must achieve that time or faster to pass the Concept 2 Rower test.


Training for the 2000 meter row

Proper technique and instructions

Common Errors


Row Machine Practice Test

The Richardson Police Department allows applicants for the Apprentice Police Officer or Lateral Entry Police Officer position to familiarize themselves on the Concept 2 Row machine prior to their scheduled test date. To sign up for the familiarization and practice dates, one must:

1 - apply online for the police officer position

2 - schedule a familiarization and practice test date(s) once contacted by the Recruiting Unit

Note: The practice is held inside the Recruiting Police Substation, NOT the main PD.