Certification Exams

The following exams are offered at the USU Eastern Testing Center. The following are exams that can be taken to receive college credit.

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests are written to measure the automotive technician's knowledge of diagnostic and repair skills necessary for competent job performance. Because questions are job-related, experienced and competent technicians who work daily on the vehicle systems covered generally receive passing scores. Test questions are written by a panel of technical service experts from vehicle manufacturers, repair and test equipment and parts manufacturers, plus working technicians and educators.

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Certified Nurses Aide (CNA)

A CNA is a Certified Nursing Assistant who has successfully completed a Nursing Assistant Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP), and is placed on the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry. A CNA may work in any setting such as a nursing home, assisted living, hospital or hospice if they are supervised by a licensed nurse (LPN, RN) and performing nursing or nursing-related services. The Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR) has transitioned to an online portal to schedule all testing. Please call UNAR directly at (801) 547-9947 to receive your username and password before attempting to test.

Register: Call (801) 547-9947 to register.
Scores: Arrive by mail approximately 5-10 days after test date

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Police Officer Selection Test (POST)

Important Notice:

Candidates requesting to take the NPOST should be advised that some agencies may no longer accept NPOST scores, so the hiring agency should be contacted to confirm NPOST scores will be accepted

The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) is an entry-level basic skills test that helps law enforcement agencies select the most qualified applicants by ensuring that candidates possess the basic cognitive skills necessary to successfully perform the job. The POST is a valid, job-related test designed specifically for law enforcement use and has been mandated as the statewide entry-level test by the states of Iowa, Utah, and Wyoming.

The POST Test is made up of four separately timed test sections. The first three sections, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Grammar, use multiple-choice and true/false formats. The fourth section, Incident Report Writing, requires you to write your answers in complete sentences in the spaces provided in the test booklet. Though most of the questions in the test battery relate to police duty, no prior knowledge of law or law enforcement will be needed to answer the questions.

SECTION I - Mathematics. In this section of the exam, you will be provided with situations that require the use of basic arithmetic. You will read each situation and solve the problem. You are not allowed to use a calculator. Scratch paper will be provided in the test booklet.

SECTION II - Reading Comprehension. In this section, you will read passages relating to police duty and then answer questions based on these passages. No prior knowledge of law or law enforcement will be needed to answer the questions. Three different types of questions will be asked in this section. They are true/false questions, questions in which you will be asked to choose the correct answer according to the information presented in the passage, and questions in which you will be asked to choose the alternative that best completes the sentence.

SECTION III - Grammar. This section of the exam requires you to identify errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling. There are two types of questions. The first type presents incomplete sentences, and you are to choose the alternative that best completes the sentence. The second type presents sentences that contain a spelling error, and you are to choose the alternative that contains the misspelled word.

SECTION IV - Report Writing. This section tests your writing skills. You will use the information contained on a sample incident report form to answer questions that follow. All of your answers must contain the correct information and be written in complete sentences. The sentences must be grammatically correct and all words should be correctly spelled.

A study guide containing sample items is available at the Testing Center for $5.

Cost: $45
Register: Call (435) 613-5325 to register.
Scores: Available approximately 14-21 days after the exam is complete

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The Praxis Series tests measure teacher candidates’ knowledge and skills. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes and include:

Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST)

These tests measure basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. In addition to licensure, these tests are often used to qualify candidates for entry into a teacher education program. 

Praxis II Subject Assessments

These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills that you need for beginning teaching.

Register: https://www.ets.org/praxis/register 

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PAN / True Talent

PSI is an online test delivery company specializing in Federal and State Government licenses and certifications. No walk-ins or same day appointments. Lack of proper identification at your scheduled appointment will mean we cannot check you in to take your exam.

Cost: Varies - fees set by test sponsor
Register: Register as directed by the test sponsor

Note: ID requirements also vary by testing sponsor, but at a minimum at least one form of state or government photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) is required for U.S. citizens.

Federal Aviation (FAA)

USU Eastern Aviation students are advised to promptly register for exams, as the available seats are open to all PSI tests and fill up quickly. Lack of proper identification at your scheduled appointment will mean we cannot check you in to take your exam.

Cost: $175
Register: https://faa.psiexams.com/faa/login 
Note: If you are a new user, you will need to create an account with PSI and IACRA

Required Documents

Proper endorsement for the exam to be taken and a valid and current government photo ID (must have your date of birth, signature, and current physical/residential address). Examples:

  • Acceptable identification for U.S. Citizens & Residential Aliens: Valid and current driver license/permit issued by a U.S. state or territory, U.S. government identification card, U.S. military identification card, passport, or alien residency card.
  • Acceptable identification for Non-U.S. Citizens: Passport AND valid and current driver license/permit issued by a U.S. state or territory or identification card issued by any government entity.
  • Unacceptable physical/residential address: post office box, rural route, flight school address (unless you reside at the school), or a commercial business/employer address.
    If your current address does not match your identification card, you will need to bring in additional proof of address: public utility statement (gas, electricity, water, etc.), mortgage statement, signed lease agreement, signed statement from a university staff/faculty member that you reside at that university, property deed or tax bill, homeowners/renters insurance statement, motor vehicle title/registration document, U.S. military ‘Home of Record’ document, or voter registration card.

Applicant Information

  • For testing purposes, you MUST provide your FULL LEGAL NAME, no nicknames. This includes your first, middle, and last name. If your name is hyphenated, you must provide both, example: Jones-Johnson.
  • Personal belongings, food or drink of any kind are not permitted in the testing center. Please do not bring backpacks, purses, laptops/iPads, cell phones, smartwatches, Fitbits, outerwear (coats, jackets, hoodies, hats, etc.) and other personal belongings into the testing center.
  • The Testing Center provides each applicant with 2 sheets of paper, 2 pencils, a basic calculator, and (optional) noise reduction devices. Students may bring their own scales, straightedges, protractors, holding pattern entry aids, analog or electronic E-6B flight computer, blank log sheets, and a plotter.