PSI Testing Center

According to FAA regulations, students seeking designated Certificates and Ratings are required to take an FAA written 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.

We have provided a list of the tests that we administer. Click on any link below to receive information about each test.

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. 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.

All tests are available by appointment only on the following days: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. To schedule your exam, please call PSI at 844-704-1487.

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

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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