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

Spring 2021 PSB Registration has ended. Please await for registration to reopen in Fall 2021. 

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

Spring 2021 PSB Registration has ended. Please await for registration to reopen in Fall 2021. 

 

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

PSB Test Preparation

Please allow approximately three hours for testing.

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