PSI Testing Center

According to FAA regulations, students seeking designated Certificates and Ratings are required to take an FAA Knowledge Exam. These knowledge exams will demonstrate the student’s level of competency in a multitude of aviation subjects. The FAA has delegated the testing services to an outside contractor known as PSI (formerly CATS). Under the guidelines of the FAA, knowledge exams may only be given through certified testing centers. American Winds is an approved testing center. The knowledge exams will range in both allotted time and question lengths.

How Do You Schedule

Recently, how you schedule has changed. We are no longer able to assist or schedule you directly. 

There are two different ways two different ways to schedule:

For your convenience we have provided a list below of the tests that we administer. Click on any link below to be directed directly to the PSI site where you can see more information about the test and to schedule directly. 

Day of Exam 

Please be sure to arrive to our PSI Testing center at least 15 minutes prior to your exam.  For all exams, you will be required to provide a valid and current ID that must include your photo, date of birth, signature and physical, residential address. The information on your photo ID must match what you have registered with the FAA. If your address listed on your photo ID is not current, please bring a utility bill with your full name and proof of your current address. Please be sure to check when registering for your exam what other additional materials you will need to bring with you. 

Please click here for a list of acceptable forms of ID for U.S. citizens, alien residents and non-U.S. citizens, as well as specific authorizations required for aviation-related exams.

Please note, you will not be able to bring any personal writing instruments, portable phones, electronic planners or any type of device with text or video recording capabilities into the testing room during test administration.

Additional Information

All tests are available by appointment only on the following days: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Our testing center is closed Saturday & Sunday as well as the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & the day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

FAA Knowledge Exams We Administer

Aviation ExamsExam Fee
Private & Recreational Pilot →$150
Sport Pilot →$150
Instrument Rating →$150
Commercial Pilot & Military Competence →$150
Flight & Ground Instructor →$150
ATP Aircraft Dispatcher & Flight Navigator →$150
Flight Engineer →$150
Aviation Maintenance Technician, Airframe, General & Powerplant →$150
Inspection Authorization →$150
Parachute Rigger →$150
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drone →$150

Non-Aviation ExamsExam Fee
Chiropractic Exam$50
National Exercise Trainers Association – Group Exercise Instructor$30
National Exercise Trainers Association – Personal Trainer Certification$90
Radiant Panel Association – Designer$90
Radiant Panel Association – Installer$150
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