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
The Florida Gulf Coast University Testing Center contracts with Miami-Dade College to administer the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) needed for law enforcement, corrections and probation officers.
There are two separate FBAT exams:
FBAT testing is available at the FGCU Testing Center, every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 11:00AM or 3:00PM by appointment only. The test takes approximately 90-120 minutes to complete and is computer-based. The cost is a total of $57.50 ($27.50 registration fee + $30 test fee). Test results are available to the examinee immediately following the conclusion of the exam; results are pass or fail.
If you fail the FBAT you may retake the exam up to three times within a 12-month period. You may make three attempts per discipline within a 12-month period. There is a 24-hour waiting period required between retakes. Test results are valid for four years from the date of the test.
For special accommodations call Miami-Dade College, FBAT main office at 305-237-1722.
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 would like to purchase the study guide from Miami Dade College you can have one mailed to you, the cost is $39.00. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Download the Study Guide Mail Request Form and mail it along with a $39.00 money order payable to Miami Dade College to the address on the form.
You must register for the FBAT online.
If you are eligible for testing accommodations, regardless of your FGCU student or non-student status, please contact the FGCU Testing Center at 239-590-7955. Eligibility for accommodations will need to be determined and approved before completing the registration, payment and scheduling for this exam.