The FAA recruits applicants for Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) positions from multiple sources. Each hiring source has requirements that applicants must meet for eligibility. These hiring sources include the Air Traffic – Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI), for applicants with specialized education in air traffic control (ATC) and General Public (GP), for applicants with no prior ATC education or experience. Both AT-CTI and GP applicants must take and pass the Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT-SAT), a computerized pre-employment test battery designed to assess an applicant’s aptitude for performing the duties of an ATCS. The current research effort compares the selection and training performance of AT-CTI and GP trainees to provide an initial assessment of the utility of AT-SAT as part of the hiring process for AT-CTI graduates.
Pierce, L. G.,
& Bleckley, M.
(2013). The Utility of AT-SAT in Hiring Graduates of an Air-Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative Program. 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 663-668.