Individuals who plan to apply to the Radiography, Surgical Technology, and/or Dental Hygiene programs are required to take the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) for Health Occupations exam.
What is the PSB Exam
The PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Examination is used by applicants for admission to all of the various health care career choices and can predict an individual's readiness and capability for successful completion of the educational program. The examination addresses the required pre-requisite and acquired educational achievements commensurate with the objectives of the program. It comprises five separate tests that measure abilities, skills, knowledge, and attitudes important for success in the program and career choice.
How to Register for the PSB Exam
PSB registration forms will be available at the end of the year in the Testing Center (Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Room 205), Student Advisement & Career Planning Office, and from the Health Sciences web site.
Cost of the PSB Exam
Individuals are required to pay the non-refundable $25 test fee at the Cashier's Office (Smith–Pendergraft Campus Center) and submit a completed registration form to the Testing Center in order to complete the registration process and reserve a seat for the PSB exam. Once a seat has been reserved, another $25 fee is required to change to another test date.
PSB Test Dates for 2018 (coming soon)
Arrive 30 minutes prior to the test.
Health Sciences Program Information
Click here for more information regarding the following degrees:
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiography
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
PSB Scoring and Results
The PSB exam can only be taken ONCE PER YEAR. Scores are good for two calander years.
This is not a pass/fail exam. However, scores are used in the ranking: the better the score the higher the ranking.
The average PSB scores:
Surg Tech – 240
Radiography – 255
Dental Hygiene - 260
Total points possible is 380
Your test results will arrive at the Health Science Department Secretary’s office (HS 104) about two weeks following the test..
Do not call the Testing Center or Health Sciences Department for your test results but come to the HS 104 with a photo ID.
If you have questions about the Health Sciences program then contact Carol Hill at:
- Office: Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 112
- Phone: 479-788-7840
- Fax: 479-424-6840
- Email: Carol.Hill@uafs.edu
PSB Test Preparation
Information about the PSB test for Health Occupations, including test preparation resources, can be found at the Psychological Services Bureau web site: psbtests.com/test-resources/
Suggested Study Books:
PSB Health Occupations Exam Practice Questions
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
Publication date: 3/31/2014
PSB Health Occupations: Secrets Study Guide
Publisher:Mometrix Media LLC;
Publication date: February 14, 2013
Sample answer sheet for the PSB
Locate test preparation resources for the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE)
A permit is required for parking at UAFS. Test takers who do not have a valid parking permit must obtain a temporary parking permit. Please contact the Testing Center at 479.788.7682 before test day to obtain a temporary parking permit. For additional information regarding the parking program at UAFS, visit: http://uafs.edu/upd/parking.