Basic Abilities Test (BAT)Also known as FBAT or CJBAT
What is BAT:
The Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) is designed to measure basic abilities required for basic recruit training programs, employment in law enforcement-related occupations, and military recruitment.
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.
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 testing procedure to be performed as part of their individual agency employment.
- The St. Petersburg College Allstate Center offers the BAT
- Applicants should contact the college directly
- Students/Community Members seeking to schedule the BAT exam should select Saint Petersburg College as the Test Center
Representing 13 Law Enforcement Agencies in Pinellas County
* Although fully utilizing PASS, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and St. Petersburg Police Department require direct application for the facilitation of an agency specific background assessment.