Welcome to the PPA & Written Test Information & Registration Page
PPA registration is now OPEN for Fall 2022 PPA. Written test registration is currently OPEN for November 5, 2022
PPA- We have scheduled September 10 & 17, 2022 for practice dates and October 1, 2, 22 & 23, 2022 for testing
Please read all of the information on this page prior to scrolling down to register and pay the testing fee of $180 for the PPA.
The PPA testing facility is located at 750 School Street in Pawtucket RI. A map of the location can be found in the right column of this page.
Videos of the PPA test, as well as the official PPA guidebook, are located on the right column of this page as well.
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.
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. A credit card is required ($180 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 issued 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 registered online, a test date and a practice session date (if chosen) will be assigned. Dates are issued in order, on a first registered, first scheduled basis. Remember: in order to participate in a practice session, you must select that option during the registration process.
PPA Practice & Test Dates:
When registering, you will have the ability to choose one practice date and one test date. Registering for a practice is NOT required. 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.
September 10, 2022
September 17, 2022
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.
Testing Dates –
October 1, 2022
October 2, 2022
October 22, 2022
October 23, 2022
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: email@example.com