2018-19 Basic Skills Licensure Exemption List

Licensure exemptions are listed as Certification Codes from the Division of Career and Adult Education Industry Certification Descriptions.  If a student is unable to meet the basic skills requirements on the post-test for basics skills requirements, they may sit for one of the related exams listed below and if they earn that industry certification, they may be counted as a program completer (s. 1004.91, F.S.).

Guidelines for requesting TABE exception based on licensure:

The licensures or certifications below are the exclusive licenses that a student may obtain to exempt from the TABE, for graduation purposes only. The student still has to take the initial TABE, or be exempt from taking it by other options such as holding an associate’s degree or higher, passing the respective developmental education course(s), transferring in English and/or math courses, achieving specific scores on an approved College entrance exam within 2 years, or exempt per Florida Statute 1008.30. If the student is required to take the TABE and does not pass all subtests, the student should seek remediation to improve their skill deficiencies. Tutors and academic support staff in the campus Learning Labs are available to assist.  If the student has any of the designated licensures or certificates indicated, earned within six months of program completion, the student may request exemption from the TABE and be awarded the diploma (if they submitted and paid the fee for an Intent to Graduate application.).

A student may request a licensure exemption from any testing personnel, the registrar’s office, or the student may go to a program specialists who can verify the information and forward to one of the above mentioned persons a copy of the license and a request to process the exemption.

Student must present a photo ID and an original of the license, from one of the agencies listed, when requesting a licensure exemption. The person processing the exemption should make a copy and attach it to the completed exemption form.

(2018) CIP

Program Name

Program Number

Name of License/Certification

Certifying  Agency

0647020106 Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology I470203

NCCER222 - NCCR HVAC – Level 4 (Postsecondary) 

 HVACE001-HVAC Excellence Employment Ready-Heat Pump
HVACE002-HVAC Excellence Employment Ready-Air Conditioning
HVACE003-HVAC Excellence Employment Ready-Light Commercial Air Conditioning
HVACE004-HVAC Excellence Employment Ready- Electric Heat
HVACE005-HVAC Excellence Employment Ready-Light Commercial Refrigeration
HVACE006-HVAC Excellence Employment Ready-Gas Heat
HVACE011- HVAC Excellence Employment Ready-Electrical

NATEX001 - Air Conditioning Service Technician
NATEX002 - Air Conditioning Installation Specialization
NATEX003 - Air to Air Heat Pump Installation Technician
NATEX004 - Air to Air Heat Pump Service Technician
NATEX005 - NATEX Industry Competency Exam (ICE) - Commercial Refrigeration
NATEX006 - NATEX Industry Competency Exam (ICE) - Light Commercial
NATEX007 - NATEX Industry Competency Exam (ICE) - Residential

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

HVAC Excellence (HVACE)











North American Technician Excellence (NATEX)

0647060703 Aviation Airframe Mechanics T640300

FEDAA002 - FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician - General
FEDAA004 - FAA Aviation Mechanic Technician – Airframe

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

0647060801 Aviation Powerplant Mechanics T640400

FEDAA002 - FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician - General
FEDAA010 - FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician – Powerplant

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
0612040102 Cosmetology   D500100

FLDOP002 Cosmetologist

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Division of Professions
0351060108 Dental Assisting NA

DANBD001 Certified Dental Assistant CDA

Dental Assisting National Board
0351080503 Pharmacy Technician NA

NATHA010 Certified Pharmacy Technician CPHT

PTCBD001 Pharmacy Technician

National Health Care Association

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

0351390101 Practical Nursing  H170607

FDMQA017 – Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

NCSBN002 - National Licensed Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN)

Florida Department of Health/Division of Medical Quality Assurance

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

0648050805 Welding Technology J400400

AWELD001 Certified Welder 

NCCER263 - NCCER Welding Level 1 (Postsecondary)
NCCER264 - NCCER Welding Level 2 (Postsecondary)
NCCER265 - NCCER Welding Level 3 (Postsecondary)

American Welding Society

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)