• Individuals who desire to enter a basic recruit training program for law enforcement or corrections must first pass a basic abilities test (BAT). This test is based on a job task analysis (JTA) in each of these subjects, adopted by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (Commission) pursuant to Section 943.17, F.S., and further detailed in F.A.C. 11B-35.0011(1). It predicts the likelihood for success in basic recruit training and the State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE). (Background)

• FDLE has contracted private test providers to create, manage, and administer the BAT at Commission-certified training centers, criminal justice selection centers, and criminal justice agencies. FDLE manages score management, contractual issues, program clarification, and enforcement.

• The BAT is administered only within the state of Florida.

• The BAT score is valid for four years from the date of the test.