The Los Angeles County and Orange County Fire Chief’s Physical Ability Test is designed to examine the physical ability of the individual when it comes to performing the functions or tasks of a Firefighter. The test is composed of 11 different events in which the candidates must pass in a time of 9 minutes and 34 seconds or less. Candidates may only take the Biddle test once a day.
Date: Second Saturday of the Month or Specific Assigned Test Date
Time: 0630 Hours. Doors will close at 0715
Location: Rio Hondo Fire Academy (11400 Greenstone Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670)
Instructor: Captain Jay Joiner
Registration: ONLINE using AccessRio
***Must register by the Thursday (48 hours) prior to test date.
If you have never registered with Rio Hondo College as a student, please click here. You will need a Student ID number in order to register for BIDDLE testing (which is considered a “class/course”). After registering, Admissions & Records will email you a Student ID number (usually sent out within 24 hours).
HOW TO REGISTER: Your Student ID number will allow you to add the BIDDLE test (class/course). Step by step instructions on how to register can be found here. The BIDDLE test is assigned a CRN number which is specific to the test date. You will need this CRN number to register for a particular month.
For registration questions contact Admissions and Records at email@example.com or Captain Jay Joiner for test day information.
April 2023 – CRN 38193
May 2023 – CRN 38199
June 2023 – CRN 52977
July 2023 – CRN 52978
August 2023 – CRN 52983
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON TESTING DAY
- Bring your photo ID.
- Workout clothes and athletic shoes are recommended.
- Bring water and/or snacks.
- Candidates are required to wear a Turnout coat, Firefighting helmet, Structure gloves, and an SCBA. Rio Hondo Fire Academy will provide the required equipment, however, candidates are allowed to utilize their own equipment after instructor inspection.
- In order to ensure that personal equipment meets Biddle standards, Rio Hondo College reserves the right for inspections.
PASSING TIME: 9 minutes and 34 seconds or less