Career/Technical Program Testing

Depending on the career/technical program, Seminole State College administers the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) to non-exempt career certificate students (previously named PSAV). Normally, the TABE Survey, Level D (either Form 11 or 12) is provided. Completion of a prescribed remediation program is required prior to re-testing for career programs.

Minimum basic skills in mathematics, language and reading are defined in each career program description adopted under Rule 6A-6.0571. The current catalog program descriptions provide minimum required TABE scale scores to earn a certificate by program.

Students required to take the TABE are:

  • First-time-in-program, non-exempt students who designate themselves as certificate-seeking in a career program of 450 hours or more. Such students must complete the TABE examination within the first six weeks of admission into the program.
  • Students whose TABE scores are more than two years old and have not been used for placement.
  • Students whose TABE scores are more than two years old and who have had a break in their enrollment of more than one year.

Academic advisors are available to consult with students regarding the  exemptions or alternate ways to satisfy this requirement.