Career Program Testing

All applicants for Career and Technical Education programs 450 hours or more, with the exception of Florida Law Enforcement Academy applicants, take a state mandated basic skills exam.  (Please refer to the equivalent chart below for more information)

Several exemptions are accepted. In order to be exempt, a student must submit official documentation for verification of an exemption:

1. Applicants who have earned a standard State of Florida high school diploma, 2007 or later, or possess a documented degree (AA, AS, AAS, BA or BS) may be exempt from test. (s.1004.91).
2. Applicants who have earned a State of Florida High School diploma via the GED® 2014 test.
3. Students who have demonstrated program readiness by achieving or exceeding standard test scores (PERT, ACCUPLACER, SAT, and/or ACT) within two (2) years prior to admission into a program.
4. Documented passing scores on state-designated industry certification tests may be used.
5. Mandated exit scores may be waived for documented special needs students as per Florida guidelines.


  • The test is $20
  • No cell phones are allowed in the testing lab.
  • No children are allowed in the testing lab.
  • No parents or guardians are allowed in the testing lab.
  • See Equivalent Chart below for Requirement Levels