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 State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter must demonstrate competency in civic literacy.
|Students Included in Cohort||Civic Literacy Competency Requirement|
|Cohort 1||Students first entering the SUS/FCS prior to fall 2018||None|
|Cohort 2||Students first entering the SUS/FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021||Complete a course or exam|
|Cohort 3||Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 and thereafter||Complete both a course and exam|
The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) Regulation 8.006 requires students to demonstrate competency in civic literacy prior to graduation.
(a) To satisfy Course Competency: Successfully passing either POS X041 (American Government) or AMH X020 (Introductory Survey Since 1877)
(b) To satisfy Exam Competency: Achieving the standard score on one of the following assessments:
|Assessment||Standard Score||Meets Exam Competency|
|Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FLCE)||48/80 or 60%||X|
|U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test: Civics (U.S. history and government) with supplemental questions||60/100 or 60%||X|
(c) Successfully passing an accelerated mechanism to satisfy either the Course or Exam Competency - or Both
|Assessment||Standard Score||Meets Course Competency||Meets Exam Competency|
|Advanced Placement Government and Politics United States||3||X||X|
|Advanced Placement United States History||4||X||X|
|CLEP American Government||50||X||X|
|Cambridge AICE History, US History, c.1789-1917 (AS-Level)||A-E||X|
|IB History: History of America||5-7||X|
*Note that Cambridge AICE History, US History, c.1789-1917 (AS-Level) and IB History: History of America do NOT meet the exam requirement.