CCTC Admissions TABE Testing at Cape Coral Technical College

Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Information

TABE testing requires:

  • Show up at least 15 minutes prior to test time
  • Testing fee*
  • Picture ID
  • Social Security Number

*The TABE test fee is $30.

Results are given approximately 15 minutes after the completion of admissions testing.

Subjects tested and test length:

  • Reading – 25 minutes
  • Language – 25 minutes
  • Applied Mathematics – 25 minutes
  • Mathematics Computation – 15 minutes

***In January the new TABE test will take approximately 6 hours***

Specific scores are required for application to certain programs or in order to successfully complete a program (see individual program pages). In an effort to avoid over-whelming students enrolled in career classes, we recommend that students complete testing and upgrading prior to career enrollment.

Only students 16 years of age and older may test. Parent permission is required for 16 and 17 year olds. Minor Permission Form.

You may not be required to take the TABE if you graduated from a Florida public high school in 2007 or later with a standard diploma, if you are active duty U.S. military, or you have earned a college degree. Meet with the student services to see if you qualify for the exemption.

TABE testing at CCTC:


  • 8 am on  Thursdays until until December 20, 2018
  • 1:30 pm on Wednesdays until December 19, 2018
  • 8am Wednesdays & Thursdays starting January 2019


***There will be NO TABE testing on the following dates:

  • September 13th, 2018

  • November 21, 2018


Please register in advance with our receptionist and pay the fee. Bring your receipt to the test with you.

The fee for taking the TABE test  is $30.



TABE Skills Remediation

TABE remediation for career classes requires enrollment in an Applied Academics course

  • The cost is $30 – must register in the front office with an Admissions Specialist
  • Instruction is individualized per each student’s TABE results.
  • Re-testing allowed after 60 hours of remediation

Have questions? Contact us or call (239) 574-4440.