Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT-SAT) is a pre-employment screening for FAA air traffic controller applicants. FAA AT-SAT test has to be taken by all applicants from the general public and students enrolled in the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI).
AT-SAT test is an eight-hour, computer-based exam that comprises seven cognitive tests to measure aptitudes required for a career in air traffic control. Tests compiled in the AT-SAT screening battery are:
- Air Traffic Scenarios Test
- Analogy Test
- Angles Test
- Applied Mathematics Test
- Dials Test
- Letter Factory Test
- Scan Test
To pass AT-SAT screening candidates have to attain a minimum score of 70 out of 100. Test takers with a score over 85 are considered exceptionally qualified. Cognitive tests of FAA AT-SAT screening are complemented by a psychological, experience-related questionnaire that does not contribute to score.
AT-SAT screening sites are located in all major US cities and near AT-CTI colleges. AT-SAT test may be retaken within one year after first screening regardless of score. Test scores remain valid for three years after screening.