Psychological Services Bureau (PSB Examination)

To register for the PSB you must file an “intent to apply” with a college counselor.  Intents may be submitted during the application period for the program.  Please visit the counseling website and choose your program for more information or call 910-362-7017.

The Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) has been publishing standardized tests since 1959. Testing Services at CFCC administers three (3) different tests for various Health Science programs of study: the Revised PSB-Nursing School Aptitude Examination (RN), the Revised PSB-Aptitude for Practical Nursing Examination, and the Revised PSB-Health Occupations Aptitude Examination.

Certain CFCC academic programs have additional entrance requirements. Students applying for admission to those selective admission programs must meet general college admission requirements as well as specific program requirements.

Several selective admission programs require that an applicant take the PSB Examination and the results are used to assist in making the most accurate and fair decision possible regarding admission of an applicant into a Health Science program of study at CFCC.

Practice opportunities for the PSB may be found at and Study Guide Zone.

There is no Calculator usage permitted on the PSB Test.


PSB Preparation

For students that are required to take the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) assessment in order to gain admission to the Allied Health Programs.  Free guidance and assistance is available in preparing for the test along with a PSB study guide.  Practice materials and prep are also available through the Learning Lab’s website

The PSB exams each have 5 sections:


Revised PSB-Nursing School Aptitude Examination (RN) is administered for the following selective admissions programs:

  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Nursing Transition

Detailed information about the Nursing School Aptitude Examination

The Revised PSB-Aptitude for Practical Nursing Examination is administered for the following selective admission program:

Practical Nursing

Detailed information about the Practical Nursing Examination

The Revised PSB-Health Occupations Aptitude Examination is administered for the following selective admission programs:

    • Dental Hygiene
    • Dental Assisting
    • Medical Assisting
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Radiography
    • Sonography
    • Cardiovascular Sonography
    • Surgical Technology
    • Veterinary Medical Technology

Detailed information about the Health Occupations Aptitude Examination

The three different PSB examinations are a predictive of an individual’s readiness and capability for successful completion of the educational program designed to prepare the qualified graduate in each of our Health Science occupations.

Each examination is comprised of five (5) separate tests that measure abilities, skills, knowledge and attitudes important for success in the respective program and career choice. Each test is timed.

Students must register (during the program application period) to take a PSB examination and should visit the Counseling Office in Union Station (Downtown) or in the McKeithan Center room NA100A (North Campus) for specific program requirements and to obtain a “pass” to take the PSB examination.  The cost for taking the examination is $25.00.


Union Station (U) and McKeithan Center (NA)

Office Telephone: