Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT)

At a Glance

  **Starting August 15, 2019 appointments must be made via PearsonVue. Currently available at East and West Campus. 


Test Fees


Payment will be made through PearsonVue and subject to change by Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  

Retake Wait Period

Candidates can only take an exam three times per 12-month period. They need to wait until the following year for another retake if they have taken the exam three times already within the year.


About the CJBAT

The FDLE Basic Abilities Test Exam
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 

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.


Taking the CJBAT

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.

Once account is created, candidate will then search the exam they wish to take within their account. Listings will be shown as follows:

CJBATCO - Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test - Correctional Officer

CJBATLEO - Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test - Law Enforcement Officer   

Next, the candidate will search the test center listings for the closest one to them. Currently, Valencia East and West campus are the Test Centers offering the CJBAT. 

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.