The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is Florida’s
customized common placement test that is used to assess readiness for college-level coursework. The exam consists of three sections: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. This is an adaptive test that consists of 30 questions per section. This test is untimed; however, you should set aside approximately 3 hours to complete all three sections in one sitting. PERT test scores are valid for 2 years.
All PERT exams are given by appointment only and requires at least 24 hours advanced notice. To take the PERT exam, you must meet with an advisor before you schedule an appointment. Once you have met with an advisor, please contact your desired SFSC testing location to determine their specific PERT testing times and to schedule your appointment.
If there is a fee associated with the PERT exam, you will be required to pay it on exam day. The fee structure is as follows:
If you need to retake the PERT, you must wait 30 days between administrations, participate in some form of remediation, and obtain a referral from Advising and Counseling.