NCO E-5/E-6 (2024) Active Duty – For Promotion to SSgt and TSgt

SJT Guide for PFE
For Promotion to SSgt and TSgt

This SJT Guide purchase is valid for E5/E6 PFE testing and all future cycles unless the Air Force makes changes to the 24 Foundational Competencies found in AFH 36-2647. Purchase of this SJT Guide does not include content updates or access to any AFH 1 study guide.

SJT Guide for PFE - for Promotion to SSgt and TSgt

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Ensure you're well-prepared for the Situational Judgment Test (SJT) questions on your next Promotion Fitness Exam (PFE). Our first-in-class study guide provides over 500 questions across all 24 foundational competencies and behaviors the Air Force uses to write the SJT portion of the PFE. (see "About SJT").

Our SJT Guide for PFE posits a real-life situation and asks you to select either the most or least effective responses from a selection of four possibilities. Detailed rationales provide concise explanations of the most or least effective actions to take in each situation.

SJT Guide for PFE is conveniently available in Advisor Plus, our revolutionary online study program. Choose to study from three convenient study modes, Knowledge Room, It’s Your Choice or Test Me Now. Use It’s Your Choice to test your comprehension of specific competencies and receive instant feedback. Test Me Now offers practice exams, drawing random 25, 50 or 100 auto-graded question exams from the entirety of the course content. Visit Knowledge Room to review definitions and observable behaviors.

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The Air Force uses foundational competencies to test Airmen's knowledge on the Situational Judgment Test (SJT) portion of the PFE.

A competency is the combination of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics that manifest in an observable, measurable pattern of behaviors.

A foundational competency is a competency that is universally applicable to all Airmen (Officer, Enlisted, Civilian).

As listed in AFH 36-2647, these competencies include:

Developing Self:
  • Accountability
  • Perseverance
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Information Seeking
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience
  • Initiative
  • Self-Control
Developing Others
  • Teamwork
  • Develops People
  • Service Mindset
  • Leadership
  • Fosters Inclusion
Developing Ideas:
  • Digital Literacy
  • Creative Thinking
  • Fostering Innovation
  • Influence
Developing Organizations:
  • Resource Management
  • Results Focused
  • Change Management
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Precision

Important Notice

This SJT Guide purchase is valid for E5/E6 PFE testing and all future cycles unless the Air Force makes changes to the 24 Foundational Competencies found in AFH 36-2647. Purchase of this SJT Guide does not include content updates or access to any AFH 1 study guide.