Basic Abilities Test (BAT)

Basic Abilities Test (BAT): Applicants are required to take and pass this exam prior to the law enforcement academy entrance. As part of the PASS Process, Applicants are required to take and pass this exam to successfully complete the PASS Background Investigation and gain PASS POOL status. If an Applicant has already taken/passed the BAT (within a four-year time period – confirmed through ATMS), they are excluded from this requirement. Additionally, PASS applicants maintaining active Florida Law Enforcement Certification or having successfully completed an FDLE approved EOT/Florida Re-Certification verification are by PPSC Standards excluded (waived) from taking the BAT as a requirement of the PASS Process. However, Council affiliated agencies retain the authority to require any one or all of these testing procedures to be performed as part of their individual agency employment.

BAT Testing Site: The St. Petersburg College Allstate Center offers the BAT and Applicants should directly contact the college at 727-641-7263 or 727-341-4760.

Students or community members who would like to schedule their BAT exam at SPC, may schedule through this link: and should select Saint Petersburg College as the Test Center.