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Registration is now CLOSED but re-opening in late July


Download the required forms (right column) and read all of the information on this page prior to registering.

All registrants MUST download and fill out the required forms to present prior to taking the test/ practice.  The forms, along with the guidebook and videos are available on this page, in the column on the right.

PPA Test Dates: October 2016 TBA

The following dates are scheduled and filled in the order that they appear below, on an “as needed” basis only.

October TBA, Saturday

October TBA, Sunday

October TBA, Saturday

Remember that these dates are filled in order
ONLY AS NEEDED!! The later dates may not be needed depending upon the number of registrants!

PPA Practice Session Date: September TBA, 2016

If you chose to sign up for a practice session, you will need to show a photo ID and submit the signed medical and PPA waiver and release forms on the day of the practice session. If you do not submit the required paperwork, you will be allowed to OBSERVE ONLY.

Important: Please Read

*Participants must be 18 years of age or older The RIAFC will offer the Firefighter Physical Performance Assessment Test (PPA) for firefighter candidates.The online registration period will open starting in late July, 2016  A credit card or PayPal account is required ($105 for test only, $125 for test and practice). Most Rhode Island fire departments accept this PPA certificate. For specific department information and/or requirements, contact the local fire department. A certificate recognizing a passing time (time limit 8 minutes) will be handed out immediately following your test should you pass. Your certificate is good for one (1) full year. Individual cities or towns reserve the right to request specifically dated tests, which may require you to take the test twice in a 12-month period. A completed Medical Examination Form signed within 1 year of test date and Waiver and Release Form must be submitted at the practice session or test session. Without these forms you will not be permitted to participate in the PPA nor will the PPA be rescheduled.

Once you have paid online with a valid credit card or PayPal account , a test date/time and a practice session date/time (if chosen) will be assigned.Dates and times are issued in order, on a first registered, first scheduled basis. Earlier dates are filled first, in order, and later dates are filled as needed. Remember: in order to participate in a practice session, you must select that option during the registration process.

Day of Testing

If you participated in a practice session (and submitted all required paperwork), you only need to bring a photo ID the day of testing. If you did not participate in a practice session, you will need to bring a photo ID and all required forms. If you do not submit all the required waiver and release forms, you will NOT be able to participate in the PPA testing nor will another date be scheduled for you. For Questions, call Chief Richard Susi, (Ret.) at 401-692-0795 or e-mail: