Computer Specifications


  • IBM-compatible
  • Pentium Dual Core Processor or better
  • 1.2 GHz or higher
  • 2 GB RAM or better
  • CD-ROM Capable

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 or higher – networked
  • (Windows 8 not supported)


  • Peer to peer supported Network must be hard wired to the testing facility – Wireless networking not allowed


  • Broadband Internet using minimum speeds of 1Mbs upload and 2Mbs download speeds per Testing Station


  • Inkjet or Laser Printer

Hard Drive

  • Minimum 5 GB available space


  • 19″ monitor, Landscape Orientation
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher, 24 bit or higher

Pointing Device

  • Microsoft or compatible mouse

Internet Access

  • All test stations, plus proctor station must have Internet access. No laptops are allowed for use with FAA exam administration.
  • Wireless connectivity is not allowed under any circumstance.

Installed Applications

  • Internet Explorer 9 or higher (non 64-bit)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader / Adobe FlashJava
  • No Deep Freeze Software Installed


  • Centers based in the United States will require phone access that can call into a domestic number.  Any Centers outside of the United States will require phone access to international numbers.