The Basic Abilities Test Application and Exam Dates

In 2000, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 1481 requiring all applicants entering into a criminal justice basic recruit training program for law enforcement and correctional officers to pass a Basic Abilities Test (BAT)

The BAT measures an applicant’s ability and likelihood of success in learning the essential job duties and responsibilities of a law enforcement or correctional officer.  For example, the BAT measures written expression, oral comprehension, selective attention, visualization, inductive and deductive reasoning.

The BAT is a multiple-choice written examination consisting of 104 questions.  The BAT takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.

The minimum passing score on the BAT is 71 for a law enforcement officer applicant and 77 for a correctional officer applicant.  A passing score is valid four years from the date of the test. 

Applicants may take the BAT up to three (3) times in each discipline (law enforcement or corrections) during any twelve-month period.  

Test Registration 

Applicants must pre-register for the test. 

To register, applicants must complete these steps: 

1.  Select a test date and time

2.  Complete the registration form

3.  Return the registration form to the Limited Access Admissions Office by:  

    • faxing it to the attention of Ms. Sandy Kaminski
    • mailing it to the attention of Ms. Sandy Kaminski at Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City Campus, 2112 N. 15th Street, Tampa, FL 33605 

4.  Bring payment to the test site.  The fee is $40 per test administration.  Applicants must pay by personal check or money order made payable to Hillsborough Community College.  Cash/Debit/Credit cards cannot be accepted at the test site.

TESTING BEGINS PROMPTLY AT THE SCHEDULED TIME.

If you are more than 10 minutes late you will not be allowed to enter the testing lab and will be required to reschedule the test.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

BASIC ABILITIES TEST SCHEDULES

             2014 FBAT Calendar

August 2014   November 2014

August 2

9:00 AM

 

November 1

9:00 AM

August 8

9:00 AM

 

November 7

9:00 AM

August 13

6:00 PM

 

November 12

6:00 PM

August 18

6:00 PM

 

November 17

6:00 PM

September 2014   December 2014

September 6

9:00 AM

 

December 6

9:00 AM

September 12

9:00 AM

 

December 12

9:00 AM

September 15

6:00 PM

 

December 15

6:00 PM

September 24

6:00 PM

     
October 2014      

October 4

9:00 AM

     

October 10

9:00 AM

     

October 13

6:00 PM

     

October 22

6:00 PM

     

2015 FBAT Calendar

January 2015   July 2015
January 10

9:00 AM

  July 8

6:00 PM

January 16

9:00 AM

  July 11

9:00 AM

January 21

6:00 PM

  July 17

9:00 AM

January 26

6:00 PM

  July 20

6:00 PM

February 2015   August 2015
February 7

9:00 AM

  August 1

9:00 AM

February 11

6:00 PM

  August 7

9:00 AM

February 20

9:00 AM

  August 12

6:00 PM

February 23

6:00 PM

  August 17

6:00 PM

March 2015   September 2015
March 6

9:00 AM

  September 11

9:00 AM

March 21

9:00 AM

  September 14

6:00 PM

March 25

6:00 PM

  September 19

9:00 AM

March 30

6:00 PM

  September 23

6:00 PM

April 2015   October 2015
April 10

9:00 AM

  October 3

9:00 AM

April 18

9:00 AM

  October 9

9:00 AM

April 22

6:00 PM

  October 12

6:00 PM

April 27

6:00 PM

  October 21

12:00 AM

May 2015   November 2015
May 2

9:00 AM

  November 6

9:00 AM

May 8

9:00 AM

  November 14

9:00 AM

May 13

6:00 PM

  November 18

6:00 PM

May 18

6:00 PM

  November 23

6:00 PM

June 2015   December 2015
June 5

9:00 AM

  December 4

9:00 AM

June 13

9:00 AM

  December 12

9:00 AM

June 17

6:00 PM

  December 16

6:00 PM

June 22

6:00 PM

     

 

Test Fee

 

The fee is $40 per test administration.  Payment is due at the time of testing.

 

Applicants must pay by check or money order made payable to Hillsborough Community College.  Cash/Debit/Credit Cards cannot be accepted for payment.  Please write your Driver License Number on your check.

 

 

Test Location

 

The BAT is administered at

 

                              Hillsborough Community College

                                          Ybor City Campus

            Public Service Technology (PST) Building, Room 236

           2002 N. 17th Street (corner of 17th Street and 9th Ave)

                                           Tampa, FL 33605

 

Map of the Ybor City Campus

Paking Information:  /yc/parking-guidelines.aspx

 

 

Additional Information

 

The Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission selected three companies to design the BAT.  Those three companies are I/O Solutions, Morris & McDaniel and Miami Dade College. 

 

The BAT must be administered in Florida by a state-certified criminal training school, criminal justice selection center, or criminal justice agency.   Hillsborough Community College uses the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) designed by Miami Dade College.   

 

Applicants may purchase an optional study guide from Miami Dade College by clicking on the link

http://www.mdc.edu/north/f-bat/studyguide.asp

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Accommodations

 

Requests for accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 shall be governed by subsection 11B-30.0071(4), F.A.C. Determinations as to eligibility for accommodations shall be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

Applicants wishing ADA accommodations must self-identify and provide appropriate documentation of their disability to the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities. Students should contact an HCC coordinator of services for students with disabilities to discuss documentation guidelines. Click on the link to contact a HCC coordinator /ssem/disabilities.aspx

 

 

Contact Us

 

For additional information, please contact Ms. Sandy Kaminski the Limited Access Admissions Office at skaminski2@hccfl.edu or 813-259-6462.