The Air Force PT Test/Fitness Assessment

Things to know about your PT Test/Fitness Assessment:

  • The standard Air Force PT Test consists of body composition measurements, pushups, situps, and aerobic component.
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    • Body composition measurements include height, weight, and abdominal circumference measurements.  Only the abdominal circumference measurements factor into the overall score for the test.
    • The total number of pushups completed in 1 minute are converted into a point score using tables from AFI 36-2905.  Form is critical.  Improperly performed pushups will not be included in the total.
    • The total number of situps completed in 1 minute are converted into a point score using tables from AFI 36-2905.  Form is critical.  Improperly performed situps will not be included in the total.
    • The aerobic component consists of a timed 1.5 mile run, unless the individual is medically exempt from running.  Total time to complete the run is converted tinto a point score using tables from AFI 36-2905.  Exempted individuals may be allowed to perform the 2.0 kilometer walk instead of the run.
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  • All components must be completed within a 3-hour window on the same day.
  • Pushups and situps may be performed before or after the aerobic component, dependent upon installation Fitness Assessment Cell guidelines
  • Fitness Assessment Cell augmentees are prohibited from testing members from their own unit/PAS code.  Unit Fitness Program Monitors/Fitness Assessment Cell augmentees are prohibited from updating fitness assessment scores in AFFMS for personnel from their own unit/PAS code.
  • ARC members must be in military duty status to take fitness assessments.
  • Airmen who refuse to complete a PT test due to failure in one or more components will not avoid a test failure.  Their incomplete fitness assessment will still count and will be updated in AFFMS.
  • A failure in the body composition portion of the test does not automatically result in the administration of a Body Mass Index (BMI) screening and a Body Fat Assessment.  Strict criteria must be met before a member is afforded a chance to pass the test under BMI/BFA rules.
  • The Air Force PT Test/Fitness assessment is generally required every six months.  Airmen who receive an Excellent rating without being exempted from any portion of the test will generally be allowed a full year before their next required test.

When you receive your PT Test, you will receive points for each portion of the test. The specific performance requirements will differ based on gender and age. The total of your points is called your composite score. The points possible for each portion of the test are as follows:

  • 60 points for aerobic
  • 20 points for body composition
  • 10 points for pushups
  • 10 points for sit-ups

If you have a duty limiting condition prohibiting you from performing one or more components of the test, you will have a composite score calculated on the assessed components.

You must achieve a minimum of 75 points (or 75 adjusted points, based on points available, if you have a duty limiting condition) and meet minimum component standards to pass the PT Test.

Airmen who complete all four components of the test will receive a score and a rating as follows:

  • Excellent: The highest rating! To receive this rating, you must have a composite score equal to or greater than 90 without failing any portion of the test.
  • Satisfactory: A passing score. You will receive this rating if you score in the range 75 – 89.99 without failing any portion of the test.
  • Unsatisfactory: Failure. You will receive this rating of you score less than 75 and/or fail any portion of the test.

Testing with an exemption? Here are your possible ratings:

  • Pass: Adjusted composite score at least 75. You must pass all portions of the test for which you have no exemption.
  • Fail: Adjusted composite score less than 75 and/or failure of one or more portions of the test for which you have no exemption.
  • Exempt: If you are exempt from all four of the test components, you will receive this rating.