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Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 was the last day the FBAT was administered throughout the State of Florida.  Effective, Thursday August 15, 2019 the CJBAT (FDLE Basic Abilities Test) went live via Pearson VUE.   For additional information including requesting an FBAT duplicate score report, please visit https://www.mdc.edu/justice/fbat/.

FDLE Basic Abilities Test

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.

Registration is via https://home.pearsonvue.com/fdle/bat.

  • Please verify that you have created your web account with your legal name as it appears on your government-issued ID and that your personal information is correct. 
  • Contact Pearson VUE immediately to correct the spelling of your name or update your personal information if you notice any errors. It is very important that this information is correct, as it will appear as it was entered on the documentation provided to you after you have completed the exam.
  • Candidates will need to create a Pearson VUE account before being able to register for an exam. The unique client candidate ID will be a nine alpha-numeric field. The prefix will be BAT followed by 6 numeric digits.
  • All payments for exam fees are handled through Pearson VUE.
  • Candidates need to request accommodations from Pearson VUE, as noted in the "Accommodations" section. The Pearson VUE Accommodations Team will schedule the appointments and make the necessary arrangements.
  • 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.

Retake Requirements

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.




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