Civic Literacy Competency Requirement and Testing Options

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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