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 prerequisite 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 for 2018 has closed.

  • 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.
PSB - Dental Hygiene, Radiography, and Surgical Technology

Test Date

Deadline to Register

Test Time


Additional Information

 Monday, March 5, 2018

March 2

3:00 pm

HS 223

Register early. 

Only 33 tests are available per session. 

Students must be registered prior to the test; no wait list available. 

No off-site tests will be authorized. 

Students should arrive 30 minutes prior to start time.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 9

9:00 am

 HS 133

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March 13

5:00 pm

HS 133

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March 23

5:00 pm

HS 223

Thursday, March 29, 2018

March 27

3:00 pm

 HS 133

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

(RADT & DHYG only)

April 16

5:00 pm

HS 133

PSB registration forms are also available for download. PDF document (PDF will open in a new tab)



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 is change to another test date.


PSB Upcoming Test Dates




Monday, March 5, 2018 3:00 pm

HS 223

Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00 am

HS 133

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:00 pm

HS 133

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5:00 pm

HS 223

Thursday, March 29, 2018 3:00 pm

HS 133

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


5:00 pm HS 133

                                                Arrive 30 minutes prior to the test.


Health Sciences Program Information

PSB Scoring and Results

  • The PSB exam can only be taken ONCE PER YEAR. Scores are good for two calendar years.
  • This is not a pass/fail exam. However, scores are uses 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—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 of Health Sciences Department for your test results; come to HS 104 with a photo ID.
  • If you have questions about the Health Sciences program contact Carol Hill at
    • Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 112
      p: 479-788-7840 f: 479-424-6840

PSB Test Preparation



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