Corrections Information

BPTC does not conduct background investigations, fingerprint records checks, polygraphs or psychological exams in conjunction with the Department of Corrections or the Brevard County Jail. Individuals seeking employment as a Corrections Officer must contact the specific agency they wish to work for. Individuals seeking unsponsored admission to the Corrections Academy at Eastern Florida State College must contact Coordinator Tonia Graham at 321-433-5695 or grahamt@easternflorida.edu for information. All CJBAT tests are given at the Brevard Police Testing Center. Contact 321-433-5638 for available test dates.

 

For information about BPTC's Basic Abilities Testing services, click on the categories below.

 

CJBAT at Brevard Police Testing Center

BPTC provides the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJ-BAT) for Corrections and for applicants to state law enforcement agencies (GFC, DOT, etc.). BPTC administers these tests and reports scores to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. For information on the BAT test you may visit the FDLE website or obtain a study guide directly from the test vendor, Morris and McDaniel, Inc.

Corrections Basic Abilities Test (BAT) Frequently Asked Questions

How often is test given?

The test is presently scheduled for the third and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 8 AM. Additional tests will be given if needed.

What is cost of test?

The fee is $75 payable by money order only to the Brevard Police Testing Center. Fees are nonrefundable.

Where is test given?

The test is given at the Eastern Florida State College Melbourne campus Criminal Justice Center, Building 8. Wait in the lobby until called.

How long is test good for?

The scores from tests given June of 2008 and forward will be good for four (4) years.

What is the passing score?

The passing score is 74% on tests given from October 1, 2007 on.  During the month of September, 2007 the version of the test given will have a passing score of 73%.

How many times can you retake?

Any applicant who does not pass the CJBAT will have the option of retesting on an alternate version.  No applicant may test on the same version of the CJBAT within a six (6) month period, and no applicant may test more than three (3) times within a twelve (12) month period.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 100 multiple-choice questions.

Is it computer or paper and pencil?

The test is given by computer only, at our facility.

What is the test about?

The BAT test assesses nine (9) abilities that have been determined through job analysis to be important for success as a Correctional Officer. The nine (9) abilities that are included in the Morris & McDaniel, Inc. CJBAT for Corrections are listed below:

1. Deductive Reasoning

2. Information Ordering

3. Inductive Reasoning

4. Memorization

5. Problem Sensitivity

6. Spatial Orientation

7. Written Comprehension

8. Written Expression

9. Flexibility of Closure

Where will the academy be held?

The academy is held at the Melbourne campus of Eastern Florida State College.

How often is it given?

The Corrections Academy is scheduled based on employer needs.  It generally runs at least twice a year.

Will there ever be evening or weekend tests? No.

Additional tests will be scheduled if determined necessary by Brevard Police Testing.  Check the website frequently for announcements and changes.

How to Register for CJBAT

Those wishing to take the exam must register in advance.  NO WALK-INS WILL BE ADMITTED. To register for the BAT test complete the Registration Form (fill in by computer, then print) print and sign a copy of the FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Mail the Registration Form, Signed FERPA and $75 fee (money order only) to: Brevard Police Testing Center, 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL 32935, or, bring the completed registration form along with the $75 money order to the BPTC offices at the Melbourne campus of EFSC, Building 8, Room 108.  The BAT test is given on the third and fourth Tuesday of each month at 8 AM unless there is a holiday.  Registrants report to the same location.

Nonrefundable Fees

All fees are nonrefundable

Testing Dates

Check now for the next available BAT test date. Caution: Test dates fill quickly. Wait for confirmation call from our staff before traveling to the test site to be sure your registration is accepted and confirmed for the date you select (mail-in applications only).

 

Where to Report for the Test

On the day of your test report to the Criminal Justice Center, Building 8, EFSC Melbourne Campus at 8 AM. Wait quietly in the lobby with other candidates until called.  Bring ONLY a government-issued photo ID.  No cell phones, PDA or pagers will be allowed.

 



Contact Us

Louis R. Pernice, Director
321-433-5639
pernicel@easternflorida.edu

Kathlyn Rubin, Investigator
321-433-5641
rubink@easternflorida.edu

Pat Roberts, Investigator
321-433-5642
robertsp@easternflorida.edu

Nann Dragonette, Office Manager
321-433-5638
dragonetten@easternflorida.edu

Nydia Saunders, Admin. Support Asst.     321-433-5640                saundersn@easternflorida.edu