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 and finally the PROBAT is designed for those individuals wishing to enter the field of Probations.
Click on the following abilities for a detailed description of each:
This is the ability to apply rules to
specific problems to come up with logical answers.
This ability involves applying general rules to specific problems.
You would use this ability when applying
Florida Statues or Florida Manual on Jail Standards, policies and
procedures to specific situations.
Example: under what conditions to
make an arrest or the proper use of force, in deciding which route to
take when taking into account time and geography.
ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers
to problems to form general rules or conclusion.
It involves the ability to think of possible reason why things go
together, such as giving a logical explanation for a series of events
that seem unrelated.
You would use this ability when
performing any type of investigation to conclude that rules or laws have
The ability to correctly follow a rule or set of rules in order to
arrange things or actions in a certain order.
The rules must be given.
The things or actions must be put in order and can include numbers,
letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences and logical operations.
You would use this ability when making an arrest/issuing a warrant or
transporting prisoners, conducting fire drills.
It is also used in applying first aid, following a checkout
procedure in operating equipment, arranging sentences in a meaningful
This is the ability to remember information such as words,
numbers, pictures and procedures.
You would use
this ability to remember the important information presented in the
Florida Statues, legal bulletins, shift briefings, BOLOs remembering new
names, faces, codes, telephone numbers, geographic locations, documents
and long lists.
is the ability to tell if something is wrong or likely to go wrong.
You would use this ability when patrolling or interacting with individuals
where you have to judge
whether or not a situation is
going to deteriorate or get worse.
It could involve recognizing the symptoms of a physical problem requiring
first aid, the likelihood that a riot or other type of disturbance may
occur. It could also involve
judging the accuracy of data received.
Ability to tell where you are in relation to the location of
some objects, or to tell where the object is in relation to you.
It involves maintaining directional orientation in one’s bearings
with respect to the points of a compass.
The ability allows one to stay oriented in a vehicle as it changes
direction and location.
You would use this ability when out in the community patrolling and a call
comes in that you must attend to.
You must visualize where you are in relation to where you are going to be
able to get there.