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Florida Department of Law Enforcement Statewide Officer Certification Exam (SOCE)

NOTE: (July 23, 2013) FDLE is piloting computer based test (CBT) versions of several Florida Department of Law Enforcement certification exams with Pearson VUE. The CBT exams will be made available to select training facilities around the state over the next several months. Unless you have been notified by your training facilitator that you are taking your exam with Pearson VUE, please consult the Florida Department of Law Enforcement testing page to review your paper and pencil examination options.


This page contains specific information about testing to obtain a Florida Department of Law Enforcement certification. Register for your next exam, find test information, or download handbooks/applications/forms from this page. Pearson VUE will offer FDLE certification exams in the following disciplines: Law Enforcement (FCMS), Traditional Corrections, Florida Corrections, Florida Correctional Probation (FCPO).

Examination Scheduling Information

Before you can schedule your exam with Pearson VUE, you must first be authorized by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Authorization is dependent on your status with your training facility. You will not be able to schedule your exam until Pearson VUE receives an authorization file for you from FDLE. Once you are authorized, you will then need to create a Web account to schedule your exam online or call Pearson VUE to request assistance with setting up your account and scheduling your exam. Please reference the FDLE Registration Guide and candidate handbook on this page for additional information regarding creating your Web account and scheduling your exam.

Appointments may be made up to one calendar day prior to the day you wish to test, subject to availability. Pearson VUE offers the following scheduling options:

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone

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Last updated 2013-08-01