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Civic Literacy Competency Requirement and Testing Options

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According to Florida State Rule 6A-10.02413, students initially entering a Florida College System (FCS) institution or state university in the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter seeking an associate of arts (AA) or baccalaureate degree must demonstrate competency in civic literacy by successfully completing a specified course or examination. Several course options are available for students to meet this requirement. Several testing options are available to students to meet this requirement; however, only one testing option can be taken locally at a Broward College Testing Center.

Who is required to meet the Civic Literacy Competency requirement?

  • Students who have no prior college credit and initially enter an FCS institution as a first-time-in-college in fall 2018 or later are required to satisfy the requirement. 
  • Students who begin dual enrollment at an FCS institution in fall of 2018 or later are required to satisfy the requirement. 

Who is exempt from meeting the Civic Literacy Competency requirement?

  • Students who have earned college credit and were enrolled at an FCS institution prior to fall 2018 are not required to satisfy the requirement. 
  • Students who were in dual enrollment at a postsecondary institution prior to fall 2018 are not required to satisfy the requirement. 
  • Students who are admitted to an FCS baccalaureate degree program are not considered to be first-time-in-college as they are assumed to have enrolled and earned college credits at a postsecondary institution prior to fall 2018; they are considered transfer or continuing students and thus, do not need to satisfy the requirement.

Course Options:

  • AMH2020 History of the United States Since 1877 
  • POS2041 National Government 

Testing Options:

​Exam Vendor
​Exam Title
​Minimum Passing Score
Test Offered at a
BC Testing Center
AP

​AP United States Government and Politics
​3
​No
AP United States History
​4
​No
​CLEP
American Government 50​
Yes


 Testing Information

The CLEP American Government is available at the Central Campus, North Campus, South Campus, and Miramar West Center Testing Centers year round.
  • General CLEP Information
    • Cost of the exam is $104; $89* paid to CLEP and $15 paid to the Testing Center
    • CLEP exams can be taken once every 3 months
    • The time limit is 90 minutes
    • There are 100 questions 
    • There are certain fee benefits for active duty military and veterans
    • Click Here for Information about the America Government exam
                       *CLEP Exam Fee Increased to $89.00 on July 1, 2019
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