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Special Operations

The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) is a high-readiness organization, able to deploy special operations forces on very short notice to protect Canadians from threats at home and abroad.

Discover through PSP the Physical Fitness Screening Evaluation (PFSE), standards, training programs for Special Operations.
  
CANFORGEN 
CANFORGEN 149/17: New Physical Fitness Screening Evaluation (PFSE) for the CBRN (DWAN only)

Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit (CJIRU) 

Candidates wishing to become Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Operators must have met the CANSOFCOM Physical Fitness Screening Evaluation (PFSE) and the Basic Military Swim Standard (BMSS) as part of the application process. 

The Physical Fitness Screening Evaluation (PFSE) Standard:

  • Relative Hand Grip, ≥ 1.00;
  • Standard Load Squat (72 kg), 11 reps;
  • Pull-ups, ≥ 5 reps, continuous;
  • Sit-ups, ≥ 40 reps, 1-min; and
  • 20 m Shuttle Run (20MSR), ≥ Level 8.0.

Operations Manual

In development

How to Train for the Evaluation

Policy / DAODs / CANFORGENs / Memos

Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR)

Candidates wishing to become Special Forces (SF) Operators must have a valid FORCE Evaluation and must have met the CANSOFCOM Physical Fitness Screening Evaluation (PFSE) as part of the application process.  

The Physical Fitness Screening Evaluation (PFSE) Standard:

Day 1: 

  • Relative Hand Grip, ≥ 1.00; 
  • Standard Load Squat (72 kg), 11 reps; 
  • Pull-ups, ≥ 5 reps, continuous; 
  • Sit-ups, ≥ 40 reps, 1-min; 
  • Push-ups, ≥ 40 reps, continuous; 
  • 20m shuttle run, ≥ Level 9.0; and 
  • Combat Swim Test, 25 m (no floatation, no time limit). 

Day 2: 

  • Modified Ruck March, ≤ 2:24:00 hr:min:sec (12 km, 35 kg rucksack, no helmet, no rifle). 

Operations Manual

In development

How to Train for the Evaluation 

 Policy / DAODs / CANFORGENs / Memos

Joint Task Force Two (JTF-2)

Candidates wishing to become Special Operations Assaulter (SOA) must have a valid FORCE Evaluation and Basic Military Swim Standard (BMSS) and must have met the JTF 2 Physical Fitness Pre-Selection Test standard (Cooper Test) as part of the application process.

Candidates wishing to become Special Operations Coxswain (SO COXN) must have a valid FORCE Evaluation and Basic Military Swim Standard (BMSS) as part of the application process. 

Candidates wishing to become Specialist and/or Supporter must have a valid FORCE Evaluation as part of the application process.

Operations Manual and Forms

How to Train for the Evaluation

Policy / DAODs / CANFORGENs / Memos