The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) requires students applying to the
Daytona State Florida Law Enforcement Academy or Correctional Officer Recruit Training
programs to successfully complete a Basic Abilities Test.
Additional information may be found on their website.
Daytona State offers the state approved Criminal Justice-Basic Abilities Test (CJ-BAT). The CJ-BAT is a computerized test. More information on the CJ-BAT can be found here
The CJ-BAT measures the following 16 abilities:
- Deductive Reasoning
- Inductive Reasoning
- Problem Sensitivity
- Flexibility of Closure
- Selective Attention
- Speed of Closure
- Spacial Orientation
- Information Ordering
- Time Sharing
- Oral Comprehension
- Written Comprehension
- Oral Expression
- Written Expression
Candidates need to arrive at Assessment Services to start the testing process a minimum of 3 hours prior to closing.
Candidates must present a valid, government issued, photo ID prior to testing.
The CJ-BAT is administered on the campuses listed below. Seating is on a space available basis.
- Daytona Beach
- Flagler-Palm Coast - Appointment Needed
- New Smyrna Beach - Appointment Needed
Click here for each site's Assessment Services hours.
CJ-BAT Test Fee: $40.00
Assessment Services is responsible for monitoring test sessions. Daytona State College does not tolerate cheating nor disruptive behavior. If an examinee is suspected of cheating, testing will be stopped and the examinee will be asked to leave the area. The test may be voided. The incident will be reported to college officials and disciplinary action may be taken.