FDLE Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT)

My Florida Training and Testing Center now offers (The Morris and McDaniel, Inc. CJBAT) the Entry-Level Police Exam, which has been certified by FDLE to be used as the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test for Law Enforcement, and the Entry-Level Correctional Officer Exam, which has been certified by FDLE to be used as the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test for Corrections. We also offer the CJBAT for Law Enforcement and Corrections in two formats: paper/pencil and online/computer-based.

The CJBAT is comprised of two parts. During the first part of the test, applicants are given time to study information that is provided to them, and then the study materials are taken away.

The second part of the CJBAT is the actual multiple-choice exam, the first part of which tests the applicants’ memory of the study materials. Each CJBAT test consists of one hundred (100) multiple-choice questions assessing nine (9) abilities that have been determined through job analysis to be important for success as a Police or Correctional Officer.

The nine (9) abilities that are included in the CJBAT for Law Enforcement and Corrections are listed below:

1. Deductive Reasoning
2. Information Ordering
3. Inductive Reasoning
4. Memorization
5. Problem Sensitivity
6. Spatial Orientation
7. Written Comprehension
8. Written Expression
9. Flexibility of Closure

Registration Information

As a Walk-in:
Testing Centers hours are: Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m until 7:00 p.m. and Friday’s 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Arrange an Appointment:
Call 850-769-1010 to schedule an individual appointment.

Score Report
We can get your scores back within 24-48 hours.

Fees
$55.00 Written Examination
$55.00 Web-based Examination

Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I take the CJBAT for Corrections, is that good for Law Enforcement too?
No. The CJBAT consists of three tests covering the corrections, law enforcement, and correction-probations jobs. Each test is only good for that particular job.

2. Is the CJBAT test the same as the FBAT test?
Both the FBAT test and the CJBAT test (and the Morris & McDaniel, Inc. FDLE Entry-Level Police Exam) are approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and should be accepted at any Florida Criminal Justice agency. For final confirmation, contact the specific Florida Criminal Justice agency that you are applying with for more information.

3.How long is the CJBAT test valid for?
As per the FDLE, the CJBAT test is good for four years from the test date.

4. Is there more than one version of the CJBAT?
Yes. We have three (3) test forms for each discipline: The Entry-Level Police Exam (CJBAT for Law Enforcement) Versions 1, 2, and 3 and the Entry-Level Correctional Officer Exam (CJBAT for Corrections) Versions 1, 2, and 3.

5. What is your re-test policy?
Any applicant who does not pass the CJBAT will have the option of retesting on an alternate version. No applicant may test on the same version of the CJBAT within a six (6) month period, and no applicant may test more than three (3) times within a twelve (12) month period.

6. What is the passing score?
Based on an analysis of the distribution of scores, the psychometric properties of the test, natural breaks in the data, and the utility of the test, Morris & McDaniel, Inc., has established a cut-off score of 75%. With FDLE’s approval, in the future, this cut-off score may be re-evaluated as more data are collected.

7. What is the time limit for the review of the pre-test study booklet and for the actual examination?
The applicants are allowed forty-five (45) minutes to study the Pre-Test Study Booklet. Then, the Pre-Test Study Booklets are collected, and the candidates are allowed two (2) hours to complete the test.

8. What is the cost per administration of your CJBAT?
The CJBAT Examinations are $55.00 computer based and $55.00 for paper/pencil format.

9. Is your examination approved for the pre-academy testing in the State of Florida?
Yes. We have full FDLE approval for our Entry-Level Police Exam to be used as the CJBAT for Law Enforcement and for our Entry-Level Correctional Officer Exam to be used as the CJBAT for Corrections.

10. Do you have study guides for your CJBAT?
Yes. We have study guides available for purchase for both the Entry-Level Police Exam and the Entry-Level Correctional Officer Exam. Details are available at our website: www.morrisandmcdaniel.com