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.

 

2014 BASIC ABILITIES TEST SCHEDULE  

January 2014

Time

July 2014

Time

January 4

9:00 AM

July 11

9:00 AM

January 10

9:00 AM

July 19

9:00 AM

January 13

6:00 PM

July 21

6:00 PM

January 22

6:00 PM

July 30

6:00 PM

February 2014

Time

August 2014

Time

February 1

9:00 AM

August 2

9:00 AM

February 7

9:00 AM

August 8

9:00 AM

February 10

6:00 PM

August 13

6:00 PM

February 19

6:00 PM

August 18

6:00 PM

March 2014

Time

September 2014

Time

March 1

9:00 AM

September 6

9:00 AM

March 7

9:00 AM

September 12

9:00 AM

March 19

6:00 PM

September 15

6:00 PM

March 24

6:00 PM

September 24

6:00 PM

April 2014

Time

October 2014

Time

April 5

9:00 AM

October 4

9:00 AM

April 11

9:00 AM

October 10

9:00 AM

April 14

6:00 PM

October 13

6:00 PM

April 23

6:00 PM

October 22

6:00 PM

May 2014

Time

November 2014

Time

May 3

9:00 AM

November 1

9:00 AM

May 9

9:00 AM

November 7

9:00 AM

May 12

6:00 PM

November 12

6:00 PM

May 21

6:00 PM

November 17

6:00 PM

June 2014

Time

December 2014

Time

June 7

9:00 AM

December 6

9:00 AM

June 11

6:00 PM

December 12

9:00 AM

June 13

9:00 AM

December 15

6:00 PM

June 23

6:00 PM

 

 

June 28

9:00 AM

 

 

 

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.