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1. What tests are required to apply for the enlisted RPA pilot selection board?
All applicants must complete the Test of Basic Aviation Skills
Airmen in all AFSC's are eligble to take the EPQT. When you schedule testing, you will be asked to verify that you hold the rank of SSgt, TSgt, MSgt, SMSgt. If you have taken the AFOQT more than two times you are ineligible to take the EPQT. Your AFOQT-Pilot score of record will be used in PCSM scoring and in the enlisted pilot board application. See also question #6 on retesting policy (below).
The EPQT contains four knowledge/aptitude tests: Aviation Information, Instrument Comprehension, Table Reading, and Math Knowledge. See EPQT information pamphlet
The EPQT and AFOQT Pilot portion include the same types of questions on Aviation Information, Instrument Comprehension, Table Reading, and Math Knowledge. However, the AFOQT is a substantially longer test and also includes the additional officer subtests required for commissioning (see AFOQT Information Pamphlet Updated August 2015). The EPQT is administered on computer beginning August/September 2016, at the same testing locations that offer Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS) testing (see Testing Locations). The AFOQT is a paper-and-pencil test administered at additional locations to include all bases where WAPS testing is offered.
The EPQT is a shorter test with fewer test sections. However, scoring on the EPQT and AFOQT-Pilot subtests has been equated such that the EPQT subtests are equally difficult as the Pilot subtests on the AFOQT.
Enlisted pilot applicants may only take the Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS) a total of two times lifetime which includes any TBAS administrations associated with an application to an officer selection board. Re-tests are permitted after 180 days from the previous test date; your most recent score is your score of record.
EPQT re-tests are permitted after 150 days from the previous test date. Your most recent score is your score of record.
Your PCSM score is based on your most recent test date. For example, if you took the AFOQT first and then later took the EPQT, your EPQT score is used in your PCSM score of record. Alternately, if you took the EPQT first and then later took the AFOQT, your AFOQT score is used in your PCSM score of record and in the enlisted pilot board application.