Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday-special testing/group testing only
McTarnaghan Hall, Room 204
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
The Florida Gulf Coast University Testing Center contracts with Miami-Dade College to administer the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) needed for law enforcement, corrections and probation officers. There are three separate FBAT exams:
FBAT testing is available at the FGCU Testing Center, every Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. The test takes approximately 90-120 minutes to complete and is computer-based. The cost is a total of $54 ($24 registration fee + $30 test fee). Test results are available to the examinee immediately following the conclusion of the exam.
Passing scores are:
If you fail the FBAT you may retake the exam up to three times within a 12-month period. You may make three attempts per discipline within a 12 month period. There is a 24 hour waiting period required between retakes. Test results are valid for four years from the date of the test.
For special accommodations call Miami-Dade College, FBAT main office at 305-237-1722.
*Please note that the Miami Dade College FBAT Department sends the official FBAT test results electronically to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The FBAT Department does not send results to individual state agencies. Please contact the FBAT Department at 1-800-237-8910 if you have any questions.
Study Guides may be purchased at the FGCU Testing Center for $31.80 and may be paid with debit/credit, cash, check or money order. Study Guides are also available for purchase online and can be shipped to you for $35.30. If you would like to purchase a study guide online, please visit our testing center online store and we will ship the study guide to you within 48 business hours.
You may register for the FBAT online, through the mail or in person.
If you would like to register online or purchase an FBAT study guide, please visit our online store:
Testing Center Online Store
If you would like to register through the mail, please follow the directions below:
Download the FBAT Registration Form (.pdf - 127 KB)