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Physical Ability Test (Biddle)


Fire Academy 008 Physical Ability Test (Biddle) 



Thank you for your interest in the Biddle Physical Ability.  The below information has been compiled to help direct you through the process for registering for the Biddle Physical Ability.  There are two options to register for the Biddle, please read the following to determine which option applies to you.

OPTION 1 ~  If you are a new student to Santa Ana College or you have not successfully passed the Biddle Physical Ability in the past, you need to go to and apply to the college.  Once you apply to the college it will take approximately 3-5 business days for the college to e-mail you a student ID number.  Once you have this student ID number you can go back to our web site and register for the FAC 008 class (listed under "Fire Academy" in the class schedule). Take the proper steps to register and pay your fees.  COST $4.60.

Once you have successfully completed the test going through this option, all future tests will require you to take through our Community Services program, listed below in Option 2. You also have the option to bypass option 1 and go through Community Services as listed below at a higher cost of $35. There will be only one date offered each semester to register through option 1. Registration closes at 10:00 a.m. on the Friday prior to the test (or when the class fills, whichever happens first).

Contact: Marta Bartlett Sneddon, Physical Ability/Coordinator
Office: 714-564-6863
​Section #Date​Time​Location​
Coming Soon!​​Sunday, May 7th7:30 am - 11:30 am​​(Fire Academy) JPTC

OPTION 2 ~ Due to the repeatability rule by the State of California, Santa Ana College is now offering the Biddle through our Community Services Program (here at SAC) for those that have successfully passed the Biddle test through Santa Ana College in the past. 

If you are a returning student that has successfully passed the Biddle Physical Ability through Santa Ana College you must go through our Community Services Program by going to their website (link below) to sign up. Click on 'List of Classes' & scroll down to category 'Test Prep.' You will see 4 Biddle test dates. New students are welcome.  This test may be repeated as many times as you would like.   COST $35

(714) 564-6594   Building "S", Office 203
~ ALL BIDDLE TESTS are held at the JPTC - BFA (Basic Fire Academy) ~
Note: There are three times during the year that on-line registration is not possible:  The last three weeks of May, the last three weeks of August and the last three weeks of December.  This is due to early registration for the next semester.  If you are unable to register for this or any other reason, contact the Admissions Office for assistance.
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