Air Force PT Test Calculator – Calculate Your PT Score
Calculate your Air Force Physical Fitness Test score using the USAF PT calculator below.
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How to Calculate Your PT Test Score
The Air Force Physical Fitness Test, often referred to as the PT test, is the U.S. Air Force’s fitness assessment. The USAF PT test was recently updated for 2022 and consists of three components: upper body strength, core strength, and cardiovascular fitness.
The test standards set a baseline physical standard based on an Airman’s age and gender. The outcome of the test is an overall point score and fitness category.
PT Test Events
Airmen must meet the strength and cardiovascular requirements of several events. They may choose one event from the cardio, upper body strength, and core strength categories to demonstrate their fitness in each component.
The PT test consists of the following strength and cardio events.
- Traditional 1.5-mile Run
- High Aerobic Multi-shuttle Run (20M HAMR)
- 2 km Walk (if not medically cleared to run)
Upper Body Strength
- 1-Minute Push-ups
- 2-Minute Hand Release Push-ups
- 1-Minute Sit-ups
- 2-Minute Cross-Leg Reverse Crunch
- Timed Forearm Plank
The composite score for the PT Test scales from 0 to 100 based on the maximum scores for each event: 60 points for Cardio (except the walk), 20 points for Upper Body Strength, and 20 points for Core Strength. To pass the PT Test, an Airman must achieve a total composite score of at least 75 points.
The walk is a pass or fail assessment with no points awarded for successful completion. The composite score is adjusted to a maximum of 40 points and calculated as if the Cardio event were exempt.
To calculate each event’s score for the PT Test, refer to the official score charts, which outline the points and fitness category based on the results of each event for an airmen’s age and gender.
Failing a PT Test can adversely impact an Airman’s career by inhibiting or delaying promotion, reenlistment, and may result in administrative separation. Table A6.1 in DAFMAN36-2905 outlines the potential consequences for failing the PT Test as determined by the Unit Commander.
Interested in learning about physical assessments for other branches of service? Check out our ACFT, Navy PRT, and USMC PFT calculators.
PT Test Fitness Categories
The PT Test frequency depends on an Airman’s fitness category and syncs to a calendar month. For example, an Airman who achieves an “Excellent” on a PT Test performed on April 15th earns 12 months before the next PT Test, and the next test must be performed the next April.
An Airman who achieves a “Satisfactory” on a PT Test performed on April 15th earns six months before the next PT Test, and the next test must be performed the next October. An Airman who fails the test with an “Unsatisfactory” category on April 15th must retake the PT Test in three months in July.
Airmen who meet the requirements for the 2km walk in Table 3.1 may receive an “Excellent.”
The following chart shows the fitness categories based on the number of points achieved in the PT test events.
|75.0 – 89.9||Satisfactory|
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- U.S. Air Force, AIR FORCE MANUAL 36-2905 | AIR FORCE PHYSICAL FITNESS
PROGRAM, April 21, 2022, https://www.afpc.af.mil/Portals/70/documents/FITNESS/dafman36-2905.pdf
- U.S. Air Force, USAF Fitness Assessment Scoring, https://www.afpc.af.mil/Portals/70/documents/FITNESS/5%20Year%20Chart%20Scoring%20Including%20Optional%20Component%20Standards%20-%2020211111%200219.pdf