Got PT test?
By Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong, Public Affairs
/ Published November 18, 2016
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Do you have an upcoming fitness assessment? Here are five steps to know before taking the Air Force fitness assessment.
1. Scheduling a test
Each unit has a Unit Fitness Program Monitor to help schedule your assessment. The UFPM will provide all available testing times, hours may change due to base exercises. The Fitness Assessment Cell recently added additional times every Monday at 3, 3:30, 5 and 5:30 p.m., to help accommodate shift workers. The last week of every month is reserved for walk-ins, and there will be no testing the last duty day of the month.
2. Before arriving
The UFPM will provide a Fitness Screening Questionnaire to ensure if you’re healthy enough to test. Don’t forget to inform your UFPM of any medical problems and if applicable, have a copy of your signed AF Form 469. Appropriate physical training uniform is mandatory! If you need a reminder, check AFI 36-2903 for a refresher on PTU regulations.
3. Checking in
Arrive at the FAC at least 15 minutes early! Be prepared with all your paperwork and a military ID. Late arrivals will not be permitted to perform the fitness assessment. If you are too sick to test, notify the Physical Training Leader on duty while checking in.
Fitness assessments will be held at the McAdoo Fitness Center unless otherwise notified by a UFPM or FAC personnel. Weather conditions will determine whether the running portion is at the indoor track, 13 laps, or on the outdoor track, 6 laps.
5. You’re done!
After the assessment, don’t forget to check the Air Force Fitness Management System to ensure your scores and information are accurate. The score will determine whether you test within six or 12 months.