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This is an online screening tool that measures a candidate's ability to manage a dynamic environment. FAST is generally used as a precursor to an assessment centre or acceptance onto a training programme, helping to identify those applicants most likely to be successful across the course.


FAST is a pre-selection or screening tool that can provide insight into a candidate’s potential and natural aptitude or likelihood to succeed within aviation. Frequently used as part of the ab-initio training selection process, the success of a candidate in the FAST assessment is an initial indicator of their likelihood to graduate from the training pipeline.

User Requirements

FAST is available online and is used widely as an initial test of physical and cognitive skills in a multi-tasking environment.

Buying multiple tests - do you need a corporate account? Speak to our sales team for bulk discounts on test purchases in preparation for a recruitment process or assessment centre. Once purchased, you will receive license codes to enable you to distribute the assessments to your candidates as required. License codes are for single use only and will be valid for 12 months.

What happens next

Once you have completed the secure online payment through Worldpay, you will be sent a Welcome email containing licence codes for the purchased tests.

The assessment is accessed by redeeming the licence code on our ADAPT platform.

If you / your participants have previously registered an account on our ADAPT platform and have a username and password, this licence code can be redeemed against existing accounts by logging in at If not, you / your participants will need to register a new account at, and enter the licence code during this process.

The test can then be taken through the ADAPT platform. Once the test is completed, a report containing the results and how to interpret them will become available as a PDF download.

For assistance during this process, please see support details provided in the Welcome email.

Taking the test

FAST takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and requires the ability to listen to audio throughout and a PC with a physical keyboard. We recommend using the Google Chrome browser (please note: Microsoft Edge is not supported)."

Report / Feedback

There are different elements to FAST and as such it shouldn't be taken by an individual in isolation without support with interpretation of the outcome.

Download a sample report to see what to expect.

Our Psychologists say

FAST is a complex tool that requires the test taker to deal with multiple information sources simultaneously, replicating the intense and demanding work environment experienced by pilots.