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For any comments or questions concerning the Florida Basic Abilities Test, please contact:

Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) Department
Miami Dade College - School of Justice
11380 NW 27th Ave, Room 8324
Local Phone: 305-237-1476
Toll Free: 1-800-237-8910

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. If I take the FBAT for Corrections, is that good for Law Enforcement too?
No, the FBAT consists of three tests covering the corrections, law enforcement, and correction-probations jobs. Each test is only good for that particular job.

2. Is the FBAT test the same as the CJBAT test?
Both the FBAT test and the CJBAT test are approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and should be accepted at any Florida Criminal Justice agency. The FBAT is a multi-media, web-based test, operated by the Miami Dade College. The CJBAT is a written and computer administered test operated by an out of state organization. Please contact the specific Florida Criminal Justice agency your applying with for more information.

3. How Long is the F-Bat Test Valid For?
Per FDLE, the FBAT test is valid for 4 years.

4. I failed the FBAT test the first time I took it, when can I take it again?
If you fail the FBAT you may retake the exam up to three times within a 12 month period. You may make three attemps per discipline within a 12 month period. There is a 24 hour waiting period required between retakes.

5. I don’t live in the state of Florida, can I take the test in my home state?
No. The FBAT department is no longer conducting out of state testing. You must travel to the state of Florida to take one of our tests. There are several options that we offer to accommodate applicants traveling to Florida. Click here for information on the options that are available to you if you are an out of town examinee.

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