Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test

The CJBAT program has been certified by Florida Department of Law Enforcement to be used as entry-level exams for Law Enforcement and Corrections.


You may book a testing appointment with Testing and Assessment Services to take a CJBAT exam.

The cost is $58.50.

Please note that there is a fee of $28.50 if you need to reschedule.


We recommend arriving at least fifteen minutes before your appointment time.

You need to bring an acceptable and not-expired form of government-issued photo identification with signature.

Examples of acceptable forms of identification:

  • Driver’s license.
  • A valid passport.
  • Official state-issued identification card with photo.
  • Federal identification card.
  • Tribal identification card.
  • Naturalization card or Certificate of Citizenship.
  • Military identification card. 
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Examples of unacceptable forms of identification:

  • Expired IDs from list above.
  • Identification with signature only.
  • School identification other than Eagle ID.

  • Temporary or paper driver’s license.
  • Social Security card.
  • Credit card with photo.
  • Work identification or badge.
  • Gym or club membership.
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In order to request your disability-related accommodations you must follow this process:

Register with the Office of Adaptive Services.

  • Visit the Office of Adaptive Services' website to complete a Formal Request for Accommodations; make sure that you include all necessary documentation and forms.
  • The Office of Adaptive Services will create a Reasonable Accommodation Plan for you; this is dependent upon the documentation submitted.
  • Please follow up with the Office of Adaptive Services to ensure that your Accommodation Plan is approved before proceeding.

Register and pay for your testing appointment with the Office of Testing and Assessment Services using RegisterBlast.

  • Register for your testing appointment on RegisterBlast; select the desired date and time of your appointment.
    • Indicate during registration that you are requesting ADA accommodations for your CJBAT examination. Provide your full name and contact information.
  • Testing and Assessment Services will email you to confirm that you are planning to take your exam with ADA Testing Accommodations approved by Adaptive Services. We will then confirm your accommodations with the Office of Adaptive Services.
    • Depending on the approved accommodations, you may be asked to contact the Office of Adaptive Services to schedule your testing appointment with them. They will assist you in submitting a Test Schedule Form. Please let the Office of Testing and Assessment if the date and time scheduled by Adaptive Services differs from your RegisterBlast appointment.

On the day of your test, you must check-in with Testing and Assessment Services.

  • Review the Exam Day Requirements before arriving; make sure that you have all required materials with you.
  • If you are taking your exam in the Office of Adaptive Services, a staff member will walk you down to their testing rooms.

Additional Information

Morris & McDaniel, Inc. offers two Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Tests:

The Entry-Level Police Exam, for Law Enforcement.

The Entry-Level Correctional Officer Exam, for Corrections. 

Three distinct, parallel versions of the CJBAT are available for each discipline. 

You may inquire more information from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's CJBAT provider: Morris & McDaniel, Inc.


Morris & McDaniel, Inc.

Morris & McDaniel has offices strategically located in the south-eastern region of the United States to serve its clients efficiently and effectively.

 Toll Free: 1 (888) 403-3577

Important Information

  • Study guides are available for purchase at bookstores.
  • The test takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.
  • The CJBAT is comprised of two parts.
    • During the first part of the test, applicants are given time to study information that is provided to them, and then the study materials are taken away.
    • The second part of the CJBAT is the actual multiple-choice exam, the first part of which tests the applicants’ memory of the study materials.
  • Each CJBAT test consists of one hundred (100) multiple-choice questions assessing nine (9) abilities that have been determined through job analysis to be important for success as a Police or Correctional Officer. The nine (9) abilities that are included in the Morris & McDaniel, Inc. CJBAT for Law Enforcement and Corrections are listed below:
    1. Deductive Reasoning.
      This is the ability to apply rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. This ability involves applying general rules to specific problems. You would use this ability when applying Florida Statutes or Florida Manual on Jail standards, policies and procedures to specific situations. Example: under what conditions to make an arrest or to decide the proper use of force, and in deciding which route to take when taking into account time and geography.
    2. Information Ordering.
      The ability to correctly follow a rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The rules must be given. The things or actions must be put in order and can include numbers, letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences and logical operations. You would use this ability when making an arrest, issuing a warrant, transporting prisoners or conducting fire drills. It is also used in applying first aid, following a checkout procedure in operating equipment and arranging sentences in a meaningful paragraph.
    3. Inductive Reasoning.
      The ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems to form general rules or conclusions. It involves the ability to think of possible reasons why things go together, such as giving a logical explanation for a series of events that seem unrelated. You would use this ability when performing any type of investigation to conclude that rules or laws have been violated.
    4. Memorization.
      Measures the ability of the candidate to view a picture and then respond to questions after the picture has been removed. Each series of pictures and questions are individually timed.
    5. Problem Sensitivity.
      This is the ability to tell if something is wrong or likely to go wrong. You would use this ability while patrolling or interacting with individuals when you think that a situation is going to deteriorate or get worse. It could involve recognizing the symptoms of a physical problem requiring first aid, or determining the likelihood that a riot or other type of disturbance may occur. It could also involve judging the accuracy of data received.
    6. Spatial Orientation.
      Ability to tell where you are in relation to the location of some object, or to tell where the object is in relation to you. It involves maintaining directional orientation in one's bearings with respect to the points of a compass. This ability allows one to stay oriented in a vehicle as it changes direction and location. You would use this ability when out in the community patrolling and a call comes in that you must attend to. You must visualize where you are in relation to where you are going in order to be able to get there.
    7. Written Comprehension.
      Involves reading and understanding written words and sentences. You would use this ability when reading legal bulletins, Florida Statutes, ordinances, policies and procedures.
    8. Written Expression.
      Involves writing words and sentences so others will understand. You would use this ability when it is necessary to write incident/use of force/discipline reports, memos, affidavits or narratives.
    9. Flexibility of Closure.
  • Scores are valid for four years.
  • Candidates may take the assessment up to three times in a twelve month period. However, you may retake the same form only after a period of six months has elapsed.