Air Force PT Test Standards

Official Information on the 2023 Air Force PT Test

Aerobic Fitness Assessment: 2km timed walk

BLUF: The Air Force offers two options for testing Aerobic Fitness, 1.5 mile run or a 2 km walk.

Reference: The reference for the Air Force 2km walk standards are outlined in Air Force Instruction 36-2905 which can be found on our reference page. This information was verified current as of December 2018

2km timed walk Verbal Instructions

The Test Administrator must read the following instructions to all Airmen and demonstrate the proper technique, or show the Air Force instructional video. If the instructional video is shown, instructions reading and demonstration is not required.
The Test Administrator must read the following instructions to all Airmen and demonstrate the proper technique, or show the Air Force instructional video. If the instructional video is shown, instructions reading and demonstration is not required. This test measures cardio-respiratory fitness. Prior to beginning the 2.0 km walk, you may complete up to a 3 minute warm up. You will be directed to line up behind the starting line
and instructed to begin walking as I start the stopwatch. You are to walk the 2.0 km course as quickly as you can. You must not run, keeping at least one foot in contact with the ground at all times. No physical assistance from anyone or anything is permitted. Pacing is permitted if there is no physical contact and is not a hindrance to others. You are required to stay on and complete the entire marked course. Leaving the course is disqualifying and
terminates the test. Your completion time will be recorded when you cross the finish line and you are required to complete a cool down for approximately 5 minutes. If at any time you are feeling in poor health, you are to stop immediately and you will be given assistance.

Note: When this timed walk s performed at elevation levels of 5,250 feet and higher elevations refer to Annex 17 of the AFI 36-2905

Below are the minimum standards for the Air Force 2.0km timed walk

Alternate-Aerobic-Test-Standards

Alternate Aerobic Test Standards