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FDLE Basic Abilities Test

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The FDLE Basic Abilities Test Exam

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) requires students applying to the Daytona State College Florida Law Enforcement Academy or Correctional Officer Recruit Training programs to successfully complete a Basic Abilities Test.

The BAT measures the defined "minimum competencies" in three separately-timed sections as follows: Section I - behavioral attributes; Section II - memorization; and Section III – written comprehension, written expression, deductive reasoning, and inductive reasoning. In total, there are 97 questions on the BAT. You will have 1 ½ hours (90 minutes) to complete the exam.  BAT is only given on the Daytona Beach, Deland, and ATC campuses.


To register for the FDLE Basic Abilities Test Exam, please go to the PearsonVue website at . 

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.

  • All payments for exam fees are handled through Pearson VUE, the cost is $39.00
  • 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 Pearson Vue candidate website or the Pearson Vue call center. Appointments must be rescheduled within the authorized exam delivery period. All registrations with accommodations must be rescheduled or canceled through the Pearson Vue call center.

Retake Requirements
Candidates can retake an exam only three times per year. They need to wait until the following year for another retake if they have retaken the exam three times already within the year.



Assessment Services is responsible for monitoring test sessions. Daytona State College does not tolerate cheating nor disruptive behavior.  If an examinee is suspected of cheating, testing will be stopped and the examinee will be asked to leave the area. The test may be voided.  The incident will be reported to college officials and disciplinary action may be taken.

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Last updated: 2020-01-03T16:13:13.912Z