Officer: Stages and standards

So you have decided to join the Royal Navy as an Officer, but before you can start your training we will need to conduct a number of physical and mental assessments. Once successfully completed you will begin your Royal Navy journey to help you prepare, here are the stages that you have to complete:

  1. Pre-joining Fitness Test (PJFT)
  2. Interview (there is no physical test at this stage, but you need to pass it to progress to the next)
  3. The Admiralty Interview Board (AIB)
  4. Initial Naval Training (Officer) (INT(O))

Each stage has its own assessments, where you’ll need to meet to prove you’re up to the physical demands to commence your Royal Navy training. Don't worry, we are not looking for Olympic Athletes, simply to ascertain you are suitably prepared and ready to commence your Royal Navy journey - we will then take you to the required fitness levels during your Initial Naval Training.

Get fit to join is here to help you get ready for each stage. You can navigate through the process, see exactly what you are required to pass and find out how you can give yourself an edge. 


Admiralty Interview Board (AIB)

The AIB is a stage of the joining process that’s specific to officers. Due to COVID-19 it is currently a 1 hour virtual interview. It is designed to assess your suitability to join the Royal Navy as an officer against a set of 6 core competencies. Visit 'How can I prepare?' to find out more on the full process.