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Civic Literacy

Florida's Civic Literacy Requirement

Welcome! This guide provides resources and study materials for UWF's Civic Literacy competency exam. The competency exam includes 100 questions - 60 from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Test question bank, and 40 additional questions developed by the Florida Board of Governors.

Per Section 1007.25 of the Florida Statutes, all students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter must demonstrate competency in civic literacy.

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) Regulation 8.006 requires students to demonstrate competency in civic literacy through one of the following options prior to graduation:

  • Successfully passing either POS 2041 (American Government) or AMH 2020 (Introductory Survey Since 1877)
  • Achieving the standard score on one of the following assessments:
    • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test: Civics (U.S. history and government) with supplemental questions (minimum score of 60)
    • Advanced Placement Government and Politics: United States (minimum score of 3)
    • Advanced Placement United States History (minimum score of 4)
    • CLEP American Government (minimum score of 50)