RMC Physical Performance Test - Joining Instructions


  Pass 100%
Push-ups 28 77
Sit-ups 35 100
Agility Run 17.8 sec 15.2 sec
Standing Long Jump 195 cm 277 cm
2.4km Run 10:34 7:58


  Pass 100%
Push-ups 14 38
Sit-ups 35 100
Agility Run 19.4 sec 16.2 sec
Standing Long Jump 146 cm 229 cm
2.4km Run 12:12 9:05


RMC Physical Performance Test (RMC PPT).
As part of the program, the students are being physically assessed two times a year. The completed evaluation is being scored out of 500 points where each item is worth a maximum of 100 points. A minimum of 250 points is required to successfully complete the RMC PPT. Five physical fitness components are evaluated through different testing items: the 2.4km Run, push-ups, agility run, sit-ups and a standing long jump.
2.4km Run - The Aerobic Component.
This portion consists of running 3 laps of an 800m course in the fastest time possible. Minimum RMC standards: Male - 10:34, female - 12:12.
Push-ups - The Upper Body Muscle Endurance Component.
During the test the candidates are required to perform their maximum push-up repetitions. There is no time limit and the push-up execution must comply with the Canadian Armed Forces push-up protocol. Minimum RMC standards: Male - 28 reps, females - 14 reps. (Refer to Annex F RMC Push-up Programme)
Agility Run - The Speed Component.
This test consists of sprinting 6 x 9 m by weaving around four obstacles (chairs) without touching any of them. Two trials are permitted and the best result is compiled. Minimum RMC standards: Male - 17.8 seconds, female - 19.4 seconds.
Sit-ups - The Mid-core Muscle Endurance Component.
This test consists of a two minute evaluation during which the candidates must perform their maximum repetitions of sit-ups according to Canadian Forces protocol. Minimum RMC standards: Male - 35 reps, female - 35 reps.
Standing Long Jump - The Leg Power Component.
The candidates are required to jump from both feet without hopping. Two trials are permitted and the best result is compiled. Minimum RMC standards: Male - 195 cm, female - 146 cm.

FORCE Evaluation

The FORCE evaluation comprises of three sections, which are as follows:

  • A health appraisal questionnaire where the candidates complete a health appraisal evaluation and the evaluator records vitals (heart rate and blood pressure).
  • An operational fitness evaluation. Four job related simulations are evaluated during the FORCE evaluation.
  • An exercise prescription where the evaluator provides the candidates with a program detailing the activity frequency, duration, intensity and rate of progression.

The FORCE Evaluation consists of four test components, each designed to measure different physical capabilities:

Sandbag Lift:
30 consecutive lifts of a 20 kg sandbag above a height of 91.5 cm, alternating between left and right sandbags separated by 1.25 m. Standard: 3 min 30 sec Intermittent
Loaded Shuttles:
Using the 20 m lines, complete ten shuttles (1 shuttle = 20 m there, 20 m back), alternating between a loaded shuttle with a 20 kg sandbag and an unloaded shuttle, for a total of 400 m. Standard: 5 min 21 sec 20-metre
Starting from prone, complete two shuttle sprints (1 shuttle = 20 m there, 20 m back) dropping to a prone position every 10m, for a total of 80 m. Standard: 51 sec
Sandbag Drag:
Carry one 20 kg sandbag and pull four on the floor over 20 m without stopping. Standard: Complete without stopping

If a member has not met the minimum fitness standards, a re-test can be attempted three months later.

Fitness for Operational Requirements for CAF Employment

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