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TABE Testing Centers

WHAT IS THE TABE TEST?

The Test for Adult Basic Education, commonly known as the TABE, is an academic exam used to test a person’s competency in mathematics (mathematic computation & applied mathematics, reading, language and spelling). These categories, which cover the basic skills used in everyday life, were developed to measure and score your abilities at the high school level.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department requires that all applicants score a 12.9 in each of the listed testing categories, Spelling, Reading and Language. (Equivalent to a 12th grade high school education). Please note that some testing centers grade Math Computation and Applied Mathematics separately and then combine the two for an overall score. Your combined score in these two math categories must be 11.0.

Frequently asked questions:

1. How long is the test?

The Survey Version is 90 minutes. There is also a Full Battery Version, which is longer. Either is acceptable as long as all the categories are included.

2. Can I take the test more than once?

Yes, you may take the full test as many times as the testing center will allow. If you score less than 12.9 in all areas except for one or two, you may retake just those categories.

3. If I have a college degree, prior military or law enforcement experience, do I still have to submit TABE scores to apply?

Yes 

4. Is there a study guide available?

Yes, McGraw-Hill developed the TABE and an accompanying study guide. It can be found for sale online and in many college book stores. Be sure to get the Level A study guide.

The Florida Department of Education also has a much shorter study guide, which is free.

Go to; http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7522/urlt/0061349-tabe_book4web.pdf

 

 ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE T.A.B.E. 

T.A.B.E Computer-Based Testing Centers - Open to Public

Scroll down for a list of some locations across the State of Florida that offer the T.A.B.E.This is not a list of every location, so you may want to check for other testing centers in your immediate area. Whichever center you select, it is highly recommended that you call in advance to confirm testing dates, times, seating availability, and costs.

Required Test:

TABE 9/10A - Survey Version (90 minute test). A few centers only offer the Full Battery Version, (3 hour test), which is acceptable as long as the categories match the ones listed below.

Mandatory testing categories:

  1. Reading 
  2. Mathematic Computation
  3. Applied Mathematics
  4. Language
  5. Spelling


 

Alachua County
School Board of Alachua County
Traffic Safety Center
3501 NE 12th St.
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: (352) 955-7795
Offered: every Friday
Cost: $30
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Baker County
Baker County School District Career & Adult Education
523 West Minnesota Avenue
Mcclenny, FL 32063
Phone: (904) 259-0403
Offered: every other month
Cost: $20
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Broward County
Broward College
Institute of Public Safety
Testing Center – Building 21
3501 Davie Road
Davie, FL 33313
Phone: (954) 201-6790
Offered: Tuesdays
Cost: $35
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Broward County
Atlantic Technical Center
Building 19, Room 279B
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Phone: (754) 321-5100
Offered: Monday through Thursday and every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
Cost: $10
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Broward County
McFatter Technical Center
6500 Nova Drive
Davie FL. 33317
Contact: Kevin Frye (754) 321-5812
Offered: Tuesday & Thursday
Cost: $10

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Broward County
Sheridan Technical Center
Building 12
5400 Sheridan St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: (754) 321-5541
Offered: Monday through Thursday
Cost: $10
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Charlotte County
Charlotte Technical Center
Building A, Room 075
18150 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Phone: (941) 255-7500
Offered: Every Tuesday
Cost: $20
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Citrus County
Withlacoochee Technical Institute
1201 W Main Street
Inverness, FL 34450
Phone: (352) 726-4378 Ext. 4361
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Columbia County
Florida Gateway College
Building 17, Room 1
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4378
Offered: Schedule Online
Cost: $25
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Desoto County
South Florida State College
Building B, Second Floor
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33966
Phone: (863) 784-7327
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Duval County
Florida State College at Jacksonville - Deerwood Campus
9911 Old Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 997-2619
Offered: Monday through Thursday
Cost: $30
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Duval County
Florida State College at Jacksonville - Downtown Campus
Room A1020
101 West State Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 632-5077
Offered: Monday through Friday
Cost: $30
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Duval County
Florida State College at Jacksonville - Kent Campus
Buliding A102
3939 Roosevelt Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Phone: (904) 381-3754
Offered: Monday through Saturday
Cost: $30
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Escambia County
Pensacola State College
Testing Center - Bldg.6 Student Services, Room 635
1000 College Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32504-8998
Phone: (850) 484-2146
Offered: Monday through Thursday
Cost: $10
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Flagler County
Flagler Technical Institute
1 Corporate Drive
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Phone: (386) 447-4345
Offered: Monday through Friday
Cost: $50
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Hardee County
South Florida State College
Building B, Second Floor
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
Phone: (863) 784-7327
** Full TABE version only (longer test)
Offered: Monday through Friday
Cost: $30
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Highlands County
South Florida State College
Building B, Second Floor
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
Phone: (863) 784-7327
** Full TABE version only (longer test)
Offered: Mondays & Tuesdays
Cost: $30
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Hillsborough County Schools
Learey Technical Center
5410 N. 20th Street
Tampa, FL 33610
Phone: (813) 231-1650
Offered: Mondays & Wednesdays
Cost: $5
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Holmes County
Washington-Holmes Technical Center
757 Hoyt Street
Chipley, FL 32428
Phone: (850) 638-1180
** Full TABE version only (longer test)
Offered: Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Cost: $10
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Lafayette County
Lafayette Adult and Family Education Center
160 NE Hornet Drive
Mayo, FL 32066
Phone: (386) 294-2446
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Lee County
Tech Center Central
3800 Michigan Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Phone: (239) 334-4544
Offered: Monday through Thursday
Cost: $15 cash only
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Leon County
Lively Technical Center
500 N. Appleyard Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: (850) 487-7555
Offered: Monday through Friday
Cost: $25

Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade College Testing Centers
Offered: see link for list of locations & times
Cost: $10 to $45 (see link for specifics)
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Monroe County
Florida Keys Community College
5901 College Road
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 809-3250
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Osceola County
Adult Learning Center Osceola
2320 New Beginnings Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: (407) 518-8140 Ext. 29220
Offered: Monday through Thursday
Cost: $25
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Palm Beach County
Palm Beach State College Testing Centers
Offered: see link for list of locations & times
Cost: $25
* must register online as a college student
prior to taking test – no cost for registration.
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Pasco-Hernando Counties
Pasco-Hernando Community College
10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Phone: (727) 816-3483
Offered: Monday through Thursday
Cost: $20
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Seminole County
Seminole State College of Florida
D-108
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773
Phone: (407) 708-2020
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Seminole County
Seminole State College of Florida
A-107
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773
Phone: (407) 708-2020
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Volusia County
Daytona State College - Daytona Beach Campus
1200 West International Speedway Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 506-3845
Offered: Monday through Thursday
Cost: $30
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Volusia County
Daytona State College - DeLand Campus
Building 7, Room 117
1155 County Road 4139
DeLand, FL 32724
Phone: (386) 785-2029
Offered: Monday through Friday
Cost: $30
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Walton County
Northwest Florida State College
Building B, Room 111
100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: (850) 729-6016
Offered: Monday through Friday
Cost: $25
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Washington County
Washington-Holmes Technical Center
757 Hoyt Street
Chipley, FL 32428
Phone: (850) 638-1180
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