Registration is CLOSED - Scroll for more information

Registration CLOSED for March/April 2018 test dates

Important - New Location is 750 School St in Pawtucket RI and the New Price is $175, practice included

NEW LOCATION is 750 School Street in Pawtucket, RI. The NEW PRICE for the test will be $175, practice session included. There is no option without the practice. Download the required forms (right column) and read all of the information on this page and the registration page prior to registering.

All registrants MUST download and fill out the required forms to present prior to taking the test/ practice.  The forms,  guidebook and videos have been updated with new  information and are available on this page, in the column on the right or below.

Required Forms

PPA Test Dates: March/April 2018 

When registering, you will have the ability to choose one of two test dates and one of two practice dates. You must make sure that the check box is checked for the date you want and that the check box is not checked for the date you do not want. If you plan on attending a practice session you must choose a date to reserve your slot. You will NOT be able to choose your time as this will be assigned automatically.

PPA Practice Session Dates:

no practice available as both dates have passed

THESE ARE THE ONLY PRACTICE SESSIONS SCHEDULED FOR THIS TESTING CYCLE. 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 is OPEN  A credit card or PayPal account is required ($175 for test with the practice included). 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: