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Updated: Feb 23, 2023

Federal and Provincial Corrections Recruitment

The recent announcements for Correctional Officers needed throughout Alberta put you into a powerhouse position. Recruitment is coming to an all-time high with quality applicants competing for casual and full-time positions. Our Fitness Assessment Unit team members are proud to announce that COPAT is now available in Calgary. The fitness assessment is an important one and we are ready for you. There is no more traveling the province for this assessment. In fact, we are in your neighborhood.

FAU is here to coach, train, and test how prepared you really are for your amazing career. While I have been around long enough to see fitness testing go from military-style obstacle courses, timed running, and several laps in a pool, the COPAT is an occupational fit-for-duty assessment that was designed with science to support it. COPAT along with other fitness measures that we offer like PARE and A-PREP, COPAT continues to be the hallmark for fitness testing for corrections in Alberta.

The COPAT test does require planning, training, and perfect practice. FAU members are here to help you understand and test your abilities at each station, honestly speaking, the Team’s magic is in coaching and training. The Academy’s Fitness Assessment Team is here to remind you that absolutely EVERYTHING is possible. Each FAU member has been selected because of their fitness, education, research backgrounds, and commitment to coaching and training, with several working in justice, military, and enforcement careers. They are here to remind you that it is not good enough to pass the assessment. This is not a checkbox for recruitment. This is a measure of the commitment to yourself, your heart health, and the demands of this amazing career.

CCJA is thrilled to be providing the COPAT assessment in the Calgary region. This means a “home-ice advantage” for Candidates to the many correctional agencies requiring COPAT. You will arrive well-rested, in familiar territory, your mental rehearsal has been playing in your head, and no more than a few minutes from the agencies that you are applying to. In providing you with this service with qualified staff, it is our goal of the assessment to see the success of our “Candidates of Choice.”


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