The FDLE Basic Abilities Test Exam
As of July 1, 2022, section 943.17(1)(g) states that any candidate wishing to enter a law enforcement academy that either (i) is a veteran as classified in section 1.01(14), F.S., or (ii) holds an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university is not required to take the Law Enforcement Basic Abilities Test. Please note that veteran is defined as being honorably discharged from military service. No other discharge classifications qualify. Please note that this does not apply to candidates wishing to enter a corrections academy.
The CJBAT, developed by Industrial/Organizational Solutions (IOS), Inc., measures the defined “minimum competencies” in three separately-timed sections as follows: Section I - behavioral attributes; Section II - memorization; and Section III – written comprehension, written expression, deductive reasoning, and inductive reasoning. In total, there are 97 questions on the CJBAT. You will have 1 ½ hours (90 minutes) to complete the exam.
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All FDLE (BAT) exams should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
Rescheduling and Cancellations
FDLE (BAT) candidates must reschedule and cancel exam appointments at least 24 hours before the appointment through the candidate website or the call center. Appointments must be rescheduled within the authorized exam delivery period. All registrations with accommodations must be rescheduled or canceled through the call center.
Candidates can retake an exam only three times per year. They need to wait until the following year for another retake if they have retaken the exam three times already within the year.