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Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT​) 

The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is administered to those who wish to become certified  Correctional and Law Enforcement Officers in the State of Florida. The purpose of the exam is to determine whether candidates possess the required abilities to master the curricula and understand the materials presented in training. CJBAT is an accurate assessment of the abilities identified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as important for success in training and on the job.

The CJBAT covers the following eight subject areas:

  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Information Ordering
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Memorization

To schedule an appointment to take the CJBAT, please contact the Testing Center's Workforce Testing Office at (850) 201-8282. A TCC photo ID or valid government-issued ID (driver's license or state identification card) is required for all testing – No Exceptions.

The Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI) is the institution of choice for many local residents interested in pursuing a career in corrections or law enforcement. If you are interested in becoming a correction or law enforcement officer, visit the Florida Public Safety Institute's Web site.

Access the CJBAT study guides.

Contact Information

For more information contact the Testing Center by phone (850) 201-8282, fax (850) 201-8676 or e-mail

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mon - Thu
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fri
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2nd Sat

FPAC Room 208

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