Placement Testing for Degree and College Credit Programs

Testing is by appointment only. Students should call the Testing Center at 850-973-9451 to schedule an appointment and pay testing fees by phone at 850-973-1610. Students who wish to test at the Live Oak Location should call 386-364-5093.

Students entering degree programs, taking degree-credit courses, or any level of English, math, or reading courses may be required to take a placement test before registering. ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, and PERT are accepted. Exemptions to the placement test requirement can be found in Florida Statute 1008.30.

1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education(4)(a) A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and shall not be required to enroll in developmental education instruction in a Florida College System institution. However, a student who is not required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education under this paragraph may opt to be assessed and to enroll in developmental education instruction, and the college shall provide such assessment and instruction upon the student’s request.

An advisor can provide additional information on developmental education options.

NOTE: Test scores have an expiration date. For more information, contact the testing center.



Testing for Career & Workforce Certificate Programs

  • Career Certificates. Students seeking a Career Certificate program of 450 hours or more (Practical Nursing, Advanced Manufacturing and Production Technology, Early Childhood Professional Certificate) complete an entry-level basic skills examination. Assessments used:
    • Form A Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
    • Common placement tests PERT, ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER with minimum scores that place the student into college level courses for English and math
    • Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS), GOALS 900 Series, 2019
    • 2014 GED Tests with minimum scores of 145 on Reasoning through Language Arts and 145 on Mathematical Reasoning.
    • Exemptions from basic skills exit requirement based on possessing of a college degree at associate in applied science level or higher, successful completion of college coursework, or demonstrated readiness for public postsecondary education will be evaluated by the program advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services.
    • Note: Students applying to limited access programs may be required to take skills assessments as part of program admission criteria.
    • See the College Catalog for more details.
  • Pubic Safety Academy Programs. Students seeking admissions to Public Safety programs (Corrections and Law Enforcement) must take the CJBAT (Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test).

Special Accommodations

If you need any special accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Center at least 14 days in advance of your testing date. In some cases, approval for standardized testing with accommodations may take longer to arrange. Call the Disability Resource Center at (850) 973-9403 for more information. The TTY telephone number is (850) 973-1611.