Florida Basic Abilities Test

The FBAT measures the cognitive abilities necessary for employment success as officers in the criminal justice system.

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.
  • Work identification or badge.

  • Temporary or paper driver’s license.
  • Social Security card.
  • Credit card with photo.
  • School identification.
  • 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 FBAT 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

The Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) was developed as a screening device in the hiring process of applicants in the fields of law enforcement and corrections. The department of Testing and Assessment of Florida Gulf Coast University contracts with Miami-Dade College to administer the FBAT.

There are three separate and distinct FBAT Exams:

The LEBAT is designed for those individuals wishing to enter the field of Law Enforcement.

The COBAT is designed for those individuals wishing to enter the field of Corrections.

The PROBAT is designed for those individuals wishing to enter the field of Probations.

You may inquire more information from Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s FBAT provider: Miami-Dade College School of Justice Assessment Center.

Contact

School of Justice Assessment Center

Florida Basic Abilities Test Department
11380 N.W. 27th Avenue Room 8336
Miami, Florida 33167-3495

 Toll Free: 1 (800) 237-8910
 Local: (305) 237-1722
 Fax: (305) 237-1105
 http://www.mdc.edu/north/f-bat

Important Information

  • The test takes approximately from 90 to 120 minutes to complete.
  • The test is Internet based.
  • The results are available to the examinee immediately following the conclusion of the exam.
  • Results are pass or fail.
  • The PROBAT is not administered at Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • 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.
  • If you fail the FBAT, you may retake the exam up to three times within a twelve month period.
  • There is a 24 hour waiting period required between attempts. Test results are valid for four years from the test date.
  • You may make three attempts per discipline within a 12 month period. 
  • You may request a study guide online directly from the Miami-Dade FBAT department.

You can reach us via email. We will be more than happy to answer your questions.

Registering for the FBAT

You may book a testing appointment with Testing and Assessment Services to take the FBAT.

The cost is $57.50.

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