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FAA Testing Service

The Ohio State University Airport's Flight Education Division serves as the only Central Ohio Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) site, the recognized leader in educational, licensing, and certifications testing.

As a CATS site, we offer tests within the following categories:

FAA Tests:

Recreational & Private Pilot
Sport Pilot
Instrument Rating
Commercial Pilot
Flight Engineer
Aircraft Dispatcher, Airline Transport Pilot, and Flight Navigator
Flight & Ground Instructor
Aviation Mechanic
Parachute Rigger
Pilot Examiner
Inspection Authorization

Comira Tests:

Chiropractic Exam
Legal Document Preparer
National Exercise Trainers Association
Virginia Board of Pharmacy
National Verbatim Reporters Association
Radiant Panel Association


$160 (All Tests)
$150 For AOPA Members (membership number needed at time of registration)

Register for a Test

Tests are scheduled by appointment only. Please call the Ohio State Flight Education Dispatch Desk at 614-292-5614 to schedule a test.

Applicant Information

  • Each applicant MUST provide IDs containing: Current photograph, Signature, Actual residential address if different from mailing address, Date of birth
  • Acceptable forms of ID for U.S. citizens include: Driver's license, Government ID card, Passport, Alien residency card, Military ID card
  • Acceptable forms of ID for a non-U.S. citizen MUST include a passport in
  • addition to one or more of the following: Driver's license, Government ID card and/or military ID card
  • Along with appropriate ID each applicant must have the proper endorsement for the test to be taken.
  • All FAA Knowledge exams Passing Score is a 70% or greater.
  • Ohio State CATS Testing Center provides each applicant with 2 sheets of paper, 2 pencils, 1 overlay sheet, 1 marker and the appropriate supplement book for the test.
  • Applicants may bring E6B, electronic E6B, plotters, calculators (with no stored memory).