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FAA/(PSI/CATS) Testing (Federal Aviation Administration)

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                                                 Authorization Matrix

Academic Testing provides FAA computer-based Airman Knowledge Tests for Eastern Kentucky University aviation majors and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. EKU is one of 7 sites in the state that has been certified by the federal government to administer FAA exams. Tests are provided through PSI CATS (Pacific Southwest Instruments Computer Assisted Testing Service). Instant end-of-exam results are available to examinees via a printable score report.  Academic Testing staff *cannot* provide duplicates of the score report.

***PLEASE NOTE: Examinees must be registered with both the EKU Office of Academic Testing and PSI CATS *and* have the exam paid for at least 24 hours prior to the exam date.***

Procedures for EKU Students:

  1. Once an Aviation student has completed a specific practice test and achieved a score of 90% or higher, he or she must present the test to Matt Smith (Chief) or the student’s ground course instructor for a written endorsement, if applicable. 
  2. Student must take the written endorsement to the Office of Academic Testing, located in Whitlock 340, and register for the pertinent exam two days before the test is scheduled to be taken.
  3. After scheduling, an Aviation student must call the PSI CATS Testing Office at 800-947-4228 to confirm the upcoming exam.  Ask to speak to Ada Yu, and let Ms. Yu know the title of the impending examination and the examination date.  If Ms. Yu is not available via her office phone, students should call her work cell phone (650-532-1912).
  4. Carole Moores, Aviation Program Specialist, has an EKU university credit card on file with the PSI CATS program. Student FAA tests are to be charged to that card.  STUDENTS ARE NOT TO USE A PERSONAL CREDIT CARD

If you have questions about the process of registering for an Aviation exam, please call or email Carole Moores: (859) 622-1014 or

Procedures for Non-EKU Students:

  • Obtain an authorization to test, if applicable.
  • Schedule a test date by visiting the Office of Academic Testing in the Whitlock Building, Room 340 or by calling (859) 622-1281.
  • Call the PSI CATS registration center to confirm that you've signed up for the test at EKU: 1-844-704-1487.

PSI CATS hours of operation are listed below. Please note: Pacific Standard Time is usually 3 hours *behind* Kentucky time:

                 Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PST

                 Saturday & Sunday  7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. PST  

  • Testing Fee:  $150.  Non-EKU students will be required to provide personal credit card information when registering. The $150 examination fee also applies to re-tests.

Fall 2018 Test Dates (by appointment only)

Wednesday, September 5 9:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Thursday, September 20 1:00 p.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Monday, October 8 10:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Tuesday, October 30 1:00 p.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347) 
Thursday, November 8 1:00 p.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347) 
Monday, November 19 1:00 p.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Tuesday. December 4 10:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347) 

On Test Day:

    • Present current identification that includes photo, signature, date of birth, and physical/residential address.  Acceptable forms of I.D. for U.S. citizens:  driver's license, government I.D. card, and/or military I.D. card, passport, OR alien residence card.  Please note:  If passport does not include residential address, examinee must submit an additional document which shows residential address, such as utility bill, lease agreement, etc.  Acceptable forms of I.D. for non U.S. citizens:  Must include a passport AND one or more of the following:  driver's license issued by a state or U.S. territory, OR identification card issued by any government entity and printed in English.
    • Present flight instructor/ground instructor authorization to test, if applicable.
    • Present failed or expired knowledge exam report with instructor signature that verifies the student is ready to retest,  if applicable.
    • Personal possessions are not allowed in the Testing Center (no cell phones, writing instruments, or any type of device with text or video recording capabilities).
    • Bring only FAA authorized test materials, which includes calculators (with no stored memory), rulers, straight edges, scales, conversion tables, navigation computers (E6B or electronic version without stored memory), Nav Log sheets, protractors, or plotters.       

                                   Testing Center Location

                                   Whitlock Building

                                   Room 340; Enter through room 347   

                                   (859) 622-1281


    Last updated 8/7/18 by Samantha Pierce, Testing Coordinator 

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