How much time can you estimate I will have to continue upping my fitness before I have to go to basic (if I am eligible and they choose me)? I'm not stupid, just above average seeing as I was in honours through highschool. I have been practicing IQ exams and CFAT samples online for the past month and my aptitude exam is this week. I know the test is harder than they like too tell you upfront. Im not saying its going to be easy, but I am confident I will pass. However, my physical fitness is fairly low. I ran a triathlon in June after training for 6 months so its not like im not completely out of shape, but I haven't done anything active since the start of this month (October) and got a little to friendly with the brewery we have in town. I run everyday, do my pushups situps and pullups but still need more time to prepare. How long does it take on average from the time you take your aptitude too the time you're in basic? I dont want to meet the bare minimum as I already can(besides my run time). Im 18, trying to become infantry for awhile, then military police with hopes of branching out of the forces and into the RCMP in 10 years.