Florida Civic Literacy Exam

FL State Rule 6A-10.02413 Civic Literacy Competency requires students entering an FCS institution in 2021-22 and thereafter to pass an assessment to demonstrate competency in civic literacy prior to graduation.

Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE) Information:

  • Is the FCLE an online proctored exam? Yes, and it must be taken at one of the FSW Testing Center locations and/or Remote.
  • How do I register to take the FCLE? Click here to schedule an on campus FCLE Appointment. 
  • Can the FCLE exam be taken remotely? Yes. Please confirm the System Requirements for either Windows and/or macOS (we do not recommend MAC OS due to compatibility issues) operating systems prior to making an appointment for the remote FCLE exam and to ensure that your computer can run the test. Click here to register for a remote testing appointment for the FCLE exam.
  • How long is the FCLE? The exam is untimed but it should not take longer than 160 minutes (2 hours and 40 minutes).
  • Is there a cost for the FCLE? No, the Civic Literacy exam has no cost to FSW students.
  • How many questions are on the FCLE exam? The exam has 80 questions.
  • Can I go back and review exam questions? Yes, you are able to go back and review exam questions prior to submitting the exam.
  • What is the FCLE passing score? A 60 % is needed to pass the exam, which equals 48 questions correct out of the 80 total questions.
  • Will the scores be available upon completion of the exam? Yes, test scores will be available immediately after completion of the exam.
  • How soon can I retake the Civic Literacy exam? You can retest after 30 days. Please contact your local Testing Center if you need to retest before the 30 day wait.
  • How many times can I retake the FCLE exam? Unlimited.
  • Are there study materials/resources available for the exam? Yes, there are several online resources available for the exam, please visit:

  • Are accommodations available for the FCLE exam? Yes, you must be registered with the Office of Adaptive Services here at FSW in order to receive exam accommodations. Please contact your local FSW Testing Center for more information.
  • What if a student has passed the FCLE examination while in high school? Then the student is exempt from the postsecondary civic literacy assessment requirement. Please make sure we have received your official high school transcript noting successful completion of the FCLE.
  • Are there additional exams that can satisfy the civic literacy assessment requirement? Yes. Below is a list of the approved assessment as well as the passing scores.

  • How does credit-by-exam apply toward the civic literacy requirement? a. A student that has passed an approved AP and/or the CLEP Assessments (refer to approved assessments table) would be considered as having met both the course and the civic literacy assessment requirement. b. A student that has earned credit for AMHX020 and POSX041 via AICE or IB would be considered as having met the course requirement only, and will need to take the Civics Literacy Assessment.