The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a broad achievement test that
measures basic skills in Reading, Language, Spelling, and Mathematics. Students who are applying to occupational and technical programs must provide scores from the TABE exam, in accordance with the Florida Department of Education’s minimum basic skills requirements. The complete battery is completed in approximately four hours.
Some programs require students to achieve certain scores on the TABE as a condition of admission. Consult the College Catalog to determine whether the program you have chosen requires you to take the TABE.
All TABE exams are given by appointment only and requires at least 24 hours advanced notice. To take the TABE exam, you must meet with an advisor before you schedule an appointment. Once you have met with an advisor, please contact your desired testing location to determine their specific TABE testing times and to schedule your appointment.
If there is a fee associated with the TABE exam, you will be required to pay it on exam day. The fee structure is as follows:
If you need to retake the TABE, testing candidates may be retested six weeks after the initial administration using an alternate form and after obtaining a referral from Advising and Counseling. All examinees must wait six months before retesting on the same form and obtain a referral from Advising and Counseling.