Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT)


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. We are unable to accept Florida Smart ID at this time. 

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 select the test center which is most convenient for testing. 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. 

Test Fees


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

Scoring and Retake Wait Period

Per the FDLE, CJBAT scores are considered valid for 4 years from the date taken.

Candidates can only take an exam three times per year. Tester must wait until the following year for another retake if you have taken the exam three times already within a one year (12 month) period.