Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test

The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJ-BAT) is the mandatory entrance exam for Seminole State's Corrections and Law Enforcement Academy. The exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions designed to measure students' visual, reasoning, memorization and language skills (corrections and law enforcement versions only).

Students have 2.5 hours to complete the CJ-BAT and are given their scores at the conclusion of testing.  

The fee to take the CJ-BAT is $40 for students and $50 for non- Seminole State students. A study guide, I/O Solutions, is available at the Seminole State Bookstore. 

Please note:

  • The computer-based CJ-BAT is offered on a walk-in basis in room A-107 on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The test is also available at the Altamonte Springs and Oviedo campuses.
  • Students must score a 72 percent or higher in order to be admitted into the Corrections Academy. 
  • Students must score a 79 percent or higher in order to be admitted into the Law Enforcement Academy.

Contact Information

For more information, contact the Seminole State Testing Center:

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Criminal Justice Institute
407.708.2220
Fax: 407.322.1309
Office: PS-100
Campus: Sanford/Lake Mary

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