RMCC Physical Performance Test - Joining Instructions

Male

  Pass 100%
Push-ups 28 77
Sit-ups 35 100
Agility Run 17.8 sec 15.2 sec
Standing Long Jump 195 cm 277 cm
20-Metre Shuttle Run Level 9.5 Level 14.5

Female

  Pass 100%
Push-ups 14 38
Sit-ups 35 100
Agility Run 19.4 sec 16.2 sec
Standing Long Jump 146 cm 229 cm
20-Metre Shuttle Run Level 7.5 Level 12

Components

RMCC Physical Performance Test (RMCC PPT).
As part of the program, the students are being physically assessed two times a year. The completed evaluation is being scored out of 500 points where each item is worth a maximum of 100 points. A minimum of 250 points is required to successfully complete the RMCC PPT.  Five physical fitness components are evaluated through different testing items: the 20 m shuttle run (20 MSR), push-ups, agility run, sit-ups and a standing long jump.
20 MSR – The Aerobic Component.
This portion consists of running 20 m laps at a pre-determined tempo, which increases every minute. Canadian Forces protocols are applied. Minimum RMCC standards: Male – 84 laps, female – 64 laps, which is different from the CF EXPRES.
Push-ups – The Upper Body Muscle Endurance Component.
During the test the candidates are required to perform their maximum push-up repetitions. There is no time limit and the push-up execution must comply with the Canadian Forces push-up protocol. Minimum RMCC standards: Male – 28 reps, females – 14 reps.  (Refer to Annex F RMCC Push-up Programme)
Agility Run – The Speed Component.
This test consists of sprinting 6 x 9 m by weaving around four obstacles (chairs) without touching any of them. Two trials are permitted and the best result is compiled. Minimum RMCC standards: Male – 17.8 seconds, female – 19.4 seconds.
Sit-ups – The Mid-core Muscle Endurance Component.
This test consists of a two minute evaluation during which the candidates must perform their maximum repetitions of sit-ups according to Canadian Forces protocol. Minimum RMCC standards: Male – 35 reps, female – 35 reps, which is different from the CF EXPRES.
• Standing Long Jump – The Leg Power Component.
The candidates are required to jump from both feet without hopping. Two trials are permitted and the best result is compiled. Minimum RMCC standards: Male – 195 cm, female – 146 cm.

FORCE Evaluation

The FORCE evaluation comprises of three sections, which are as follows:

  • A health appraisal questionnaire where the candidates complete a health appraisal evaluation and the evaluator records vitals (heart rate and blood pressure).
  • An operational fitness evaluation. Four job related simulations are evaluated during the FORCE evaluation.
  • An exercise prescription where the evaluator provides the candidates with a program detailing the activity frequency, duration, intensity and rate of progression.

The FORCE Evaluation consists of four test components, each designed to measure different physical capabilities:

Sandbag Lift:
30 consecutive lifts of a 20 kg sandbag above a height of 91.5 cm, alternating between left and right sandbags separated by 1.25 m. Standard: 3 min 30 sec Intermittent
Loaded Shuttles:
Using the 20 m lines, complete ten shuttles (1 shuttle = 20 m there, 20 m back), alternating between a loaded shuttle with a 20 kg sandbag and an unloaded shuttle, for a total of 400 m. Standard: 5 min 21 sec 20-metre
Rushes:
Starting from prone, complete two shuttle sprints (1 shuttle = 20 m there, 20 m back) dropping to a prone position every 10m, for a total of 80 m. Standard: 51 sec
Sandbag Drag:
Carry one 20 kg sandbag and pull four on the floor over 20 m without stopping. Standard: Complete without stopping

If a member has not met the minimum fitness standards, a re-test can be attempted three months later.

Fitness for Operational Requirements for CAF Employment