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, such as:

  • Driver’s license
  • State-issued photo ID
  • Passport
  • Current State or Federal ID Card
  • Tribal ID Card
  • Naturalization card or Certificate of Citizenship

In order to receive disability-related accommodations for this exam, FGCU students must register with the Office of Adaptive Services. Upon approval of reasonable accommodations, email us for information on how to proceed in scheduling your exam.

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. Their contact information is listed here as a courtesy:

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
  • 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 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 register with Testing and Assessment Services to take the FBAT.

The cost is $57.50.