About

FL CJBAT is the acronym for the Florida Criminal Justice Basic Ability Test. There are two CJBAT exams. One was developed by I/O Solutions and the other was designed by Morris & McDaniel. Both of these exams were created to assess anyone who wants to attend a law enforcement academy in the State of Florida. Becoming a police officer is a highly competitive process. By passing a basic abilities test, you can enter into that process. The CJBAT is one of the two most popular tests in Florida, the other being the FBAT Exam.


IO Solutions: CJBAT Test Format

The IO Solutions CJBAT test contains 125 multiple-choice questions and has a time limit of two hours and 30 minutes. There are 10 sections on the test. The purpose of this exam is to measure the basic abilities needed for the job.

Test Sections

  • Written Comprehension – This section assesses your ability to read and understand written words and sentences. You will apply this skill on the job when reading legal bulletins, Florida Statutes, ordinances, policies, and procedures.
  • Written Expression – This section assesses your ability to write words and sentences so that others can understand. You will apply this skill when you need to write incident reports, discipline reports, memos, affidavits, or narratives.
  • Oral Expression – This section tests your ability to articulate words and sentences in a way that others will understand. This may occur on the job when talking to inmates, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Problem Sensitivity – This section tests your ability to tell if something is likely to go wrong. This may occur on the job while patrolling or interacting with individuals.
  • Inductive Reasoning – This section assesses your ability to combine separate pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions. This will occur on the job when you are performing any type of investigation to conclude that laws have been violated.
  • Deductive Reasoning – This section assesses your ability to apply rules to specific problems and to come up with logical answers. It is the ability to apply general rules to specific problems. You may use this skill when applying Florida Statutes or the Florida Manual on Jail standards as well as when implementing policies and procedures in specific situations.
  • Information Ordering – This section assesses your ability to correctly follow a rule or set of rules in order to arrange things in a certain order. You may use this skill when making an arrest, issuing a warrant, transporting prisoners, or conducting fire drills.
  • Memorization – This section measures your ability to view a picture and then respond to questions after the picture has been removed. Each set of pictures and questions are individually timed.
  • Spatial Orientation – This section tests your ability to tell where you are in relation to the location of an object, or to tell where the object is located in relation to you. You will use this skill when you are out in the community patrolling and a call comes in. You must visualize where you are in relation to where you are going.
  • Flexibility of Closure – This section assesses your ability to find an object that is hidden within a group of similar objects. This may occur on the job when picking out a particular face in a crowd of people.

Morris & McDaniel: CJBAT Test Format

The Morris & McDaniel Entry-Level Police Exam (CJBAT) consists of two parts. During the first part of the test, you are given a booklet to study for 45 minutes, after which it will be taken away. The second part of the test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. This section lasts for 2 hours. The questions are divided into nine sections. The purpose of these sections is to test the abilities that are required to be a police officer.

Test Sections

  • Deductive Reasoning – This section assesses your ability to apply rules to specific problems and to come up with logical answers. It is the ability to apply general rules to specific problems. You may use this skill when applying Florida Statutes or the Florida Manual on Jail standards as well as when implementing policies and procedures in specific situations.
  • Information Ordering – This section assesses your ability to correctly follow a rule or set of rules in order to arrange things in a certain order. You may use this skill when making an arrest, issuing a warrant, transporting prisoners, or conducting fire drills.
  • Inductive Reasoning – This section assesses your ability to combine separate pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions. This will occur on the job when you are performing any type of investigation to conclude that laws have been violated.
  • Memorization – This section measures your ability to view a picture and then respond to questions after the picture has been removed. Each set of pictures and questions are individually timed.
  • Problem Sensitivity – This section tests your ability to tell if something is likely to go wrong. This may occur on the job while patrolling or interacting with individuals.
  • Spatial Orientation – This section tests your ability to tell where you are in relation to the location of an object, or to tell where the object is located in relation to you. You will use this skill when you are out in the community patrolling and a call comes in. You must visualize where you are in relation to where you are going.
  • Written Comprehension – This section assesses your ability to read and understand written words and sentences. You will apply this skill on the job when reading legal bulletins, Florida Statutes, ordinances, policies, and procedures.
  • Written Expression – This section assesses your ability to write words and sentences so that others can understand. You will apply this skill when you need to write incident reports, discipline reports, memos, affidavits, or narratives.
  • Flexibility of Closure – This section assesses your ability to find an object that is hidden within a group of similar objects. This may occur on the job when picking out a particular face in a crowd of people.

FAQs

Q: What is the passing score?

A: 79% is the passing score for the CJBAT (IO Solutions). 75% is the passing score for the CJBAT (Morris & McDaniel).

Q: How long are the exam scores valid?

A: The CJBAT score is valid for four years.

Q: How often can I take the exam?

A: The CJBAT cannot be taken more than three times in a 12-month period. You must wait six months before you can retake the exam.

Q: Where are CJBAT testing centers?

A: There are a few CJBAT testing centers. Here is a partial list of places you can take the exam.

  • Broward College, Criminal Justice Institute (IO Solutions)
  • Palm Beach State: Belle Glade Campus (IO Solutions)
  • Valencia College: East, West, and Osceola Campus (IO Solutions)
  • Eastern State College (Morris & McDaniel)
  • Polk State College (Morris & McDaniel)

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