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 Spring 2021 is open as of February 15

This year, there are two ways in which students may register for the PSB exam:

 

Follow these steps when registering:

Please allow approximately three hours for testing.

 

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS NOTICE:

Anyone who has current testing accommodations will need to contact ADA Services by emailing ada@uafs.edu or calling 479-788-7577 and ask that your testing accommodation information be sent to the ASC. This information is important when scheduling your PSB exam. If we are not aware of your accommodations before setting up your test, you may not receive them in a timely manner.

 

Please find the Candidate Handbook here. Be sure to read through all information and familiarize yourself with the testing proces:

Click here to view the Candidate Handbook

Cost of the PSB Exam

There are now two fees associated with PSB exams:

  • UAFS charges a non-refundable administration fee of $25.
  • There is an additional non-refundable fee because of PSB’s merge with PearsonVUE. The amount is dependent upon how the exam is delivered.
  • Option One:
    • You may test on the UAFS campus on specific dates and during specific times.
    • ASC staff will act as your proctor.
    • The PearsonVUE fee for testing on campus is $60.
    • The code involved with this option expires after a four-week period or after you have taken the exam.
    • Please understand that you will not be paying the fee associated with PearsonVUE until you have received an email the week prior to your specified testing date.
  • Option Two
    • PearsonVUE offers a home-proctored exam.
    • Someone associated with PearsonVUE will act as your proctor.
    • The PearsonVUE fee for home-proctored exams is $85.
    •  You will be able to schedule the exam on your own within your PearsonVUE account.
    • With this option, the university is not connected with your requested testing date and it will be your responsibility to reschedule the exam within your PearsonVUE account, should you need to reschedule.
    • ASC staff is responsible for setting up the exam and sending your authorization to test directly to PearsonVUE.
  • Option Three
    • PearsonVUE offers an on-site testing option at the Pearson Professional Center on 1401 S Waldron Rd STE 208 in Fort Smith.
    • Please contact this site at 479.484.5660 for additional information.
    • Testing at this site will be a $100 fee.
    • With this option, the university is not connected with your requested testing date and it will be your responsibility to reschedule with this Pearson site, should you need to reschedule.
    • ASC staff is responsible for setting up the exam and sending your authorization to test directly to the Pearson Professional Center via PearsonVUE email alerts.

 

PSB Upcoming Test Dates

Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, we have expanded the number of dates so that we may conduct testing in a safe manner.

 

Note: Before continuing with registration, you may want to reach out to the ASC to ensure your preferred date is still available.

 

PSB – Dental Hygiene, Radiography, and Surgical Technology

Test Date

Test Time

Test Location

Deadline to Register

February 24

9:00 am

VB236

February 18

February 26

9:00 am

VB236

February 22

February 27

1:30 pm

LI224

February 22

March 4

4:00 pm

VB201

March 1

March 5

9:00 am

VB201

March 1

March 5

2:00 pm

VB201

March 1

March 11

4:30 pm

VB201

March 8

March 13

1:30 pm

LI224

March 8

March 15

9:00 am

VB236

March 11

March 16

4:00 pm

VB201

March 11

March 18

8:30 am

VB201

March 15

March 24

9:00 am

VB201

March 18

March 24

2:00 pm

VB236

March 18

March 25

2:00 pm

VB204

March 22

March 30

4:30 pm

VB204

March 25

April 5

2:00 pm

VB236

April 1

April 7

2:30 pm

VB201

April 1

April 10

1:30 pm

LI224

April 5

April 14

3:00 pm

VB236

April 8

Please allow approximately three hours for testing.

Health Sciences Program Information

PSB Scoring and Results

  • 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) the following week of the test.
  • You will receive a copy of your score print off after the test.
  • If you have questions about the Health Sciences program contact Autumn Perkins at
  • Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 108
  • p: 479-788-7841 f: 479-424-6840
  • email: autumn.perkins@uafs.edu

PSB Test Preparation

Please allow approximately three hours for testing.

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