Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA)

The Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA) was developed to assess a candidate's potential to successfully complete the physical programs at the United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and United States Military Academy.

Assessment Tests

The CFA consists of six fitness tests designed to measure muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, power, balance, and agility. The six tests are administered consecutively in less than a 40-minute time period. The candidates' raw scores are converted to a score between 0 and 100 points. The 100-point maximum score, by event and gender, are listed in the table below. The flexed arm hang is an alternative for females unable to perform one pull-up.

test name standard (men) standard (women)
1 B-Ball Throw 102 66
2 Pull-Ups 18 7
3 Shuttle Run 7.8 8.6
4 Crunches 95 95
5 Push-Ups 75 50
6 1-Mile 5:20 6:00


The workplace assessment tests listed here are believed to be accurate at the time it was accessed. Testing protocols and standards are often changed. Please see official sources for accurate up to date information. If you have corrections please contact me or use the comments form below.

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