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FGCU Testing Services

FGCU Testing Services

Testing Services

Testing Services



Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

McTarnaghan Hall, Room 204
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565



What is the Florida Basic Abilities Test or FBAT?

The FBAT measures the cognitive abilities necessary for employment success as officers in the criminal justice system. The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT), an offshoot of FBAT, was developed as a screening device for 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 BAT 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

How do I register for the FBAT?

You may register for the FBAT using our online registration system. The cost is a total of $57.50 ($27.50 registration fee + $30 test fee)

What do I have to bring on the day of my appointment?

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

Are there important things I need to know?

  • 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.

Is there a retest policy?

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.

How can I get a study guide?

You may request a study guide online directly from the Miami-Dade FBAT department.

How do I request disability-related accommodations for the FBAT?

  • For special accommodations call Miami-Dade College, FBAT main office at 305-237-1722.
  • You need to contact the Office of Adaptive Services for more information if you plan to take the test at Florida Gulf Coast University. You will receive instructions as to how to arrange to take the FBAT there with your accommodations.

I still have questions

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