Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE)


**FCLE testing will be unavailable Saturday, July 30th through Tuesday, August 9th for system maintenance. FCLE appointments will resume August 10th. Please continue to check our campus links below for updates on availability.**

About the FCLE
The FCLE assesses students' civic literacy competency.

FCLE Review Material NOW AVAILABLE!

For graduation requirements and other assessments you can complete to satisfy the FCLE requirement visit the Graduation Requirements webpage


FCLE Quick Facts

  • We are currently prioritizing students who have applied for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 graduation and those with 45+ credit hours that have taken and successfully completed (with D or higher) POS 2041 or AMH2020.
  • Associate in arts or baccalaureate degree students entering a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution in the 2021-2022 academic school year and thereafter must demonstrate competency through successful completion of a civic literacy course AND by achieving a passing score on the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE). 
  • The test includes 80 multiple-choice questions and four sections with 20 questions in each section (American Democracy, United States Constitution, Founding Documents, and Landmark Impact on Law and Society).
  • The passing score is 48 out of 80 (60%)
  • The FCLE is untimed and takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.

The four domains and their competency areas include

American Democracy
Understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government.

United States Constitution
An understanding of the United States Constitution and its application.

Founding Documents
Knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-government.

Landmark Impact on Law and Society
An understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society.

Practice Test - Get Familiar With The Platform

Prior to taking the FCLE, it is recommended to take a practice test to familiarize yourself with the testing platform. Please use the instructions below to help navigate a practice test session.

  1. Navigate to the FCLE Testing Website
  2. Select "Practice Tests" under the "Prepare Your Student" section.
  3. Click the green "Sign in" Button
  4. Select "30" in the drop down menu for "Student Grade Level."
  5. Under the "End of Course" section in green, select the "Start Civics EOC Practice Test."
  6. Choose your settings and click the green "Select" button.
  7. Click the green "Begin Test Now" button.
  8. You will now be placed in to a practice test session.
  9. Get familiarized with the testing platform clicking all the settings available.

Preparing for on-campus testing:

  • Bring your ID on test day- acceptable forms of ID include:
    • A current driver’s license
    • A current Valencia College student ID
    • A current state or federal ID card (such as a Green Card)
    • A current passport
  • Personal items will not be permitted in the Testing Center. NO large bags or purses allowed
  • Arrive on time to your appointment or you might need to be re-scheduled
  • Testing candidates are the only persons allowed in the Testing Center. Relatives/friends must wait outside of the Testing Center. Children are not to be left unattended in the Testing Center lobby or anywhere outside during the duration of testing.

FCLE On- Campus Testing (only on-campus testing at this time)

Appointments are required for testing.

We are only providing on-campus FCLE testing at this time. 

We are currently prioritizing students who have applied for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 graduation and those with 45+ credit hours that have taken and successfully completed (with D or higher) POS 2041 or AMH2020.

**FCLE testing will be unavailable Saturday, July 30th through Tuesday, August 9th for system maintenance. FCLE appointments will resume August 10th. Please continue to check our campus links below for updates on availability.**

Make an appointment by clicking on your desired campus below:  

*No testing at Poinciana at this time.


Review Materials

We strongly suggest you review the FCLE Review Material before taking the Florida Civic Literacy Exam. Click on the link below and input your Atlas username and password. 

FCLE Canvas Review

Locating FCLE Scores After Testing

Please review the following link for instructions on how to access your FCLE scores after testing has been completed. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours for scores to be visible in your account.

 How to view FCLE scores after testing


Retesting

Retesting requires a 7-day waiting period from last attempt. You may test again on the 8th day after your previous attempt.