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College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST)

As of July 1, 2009, the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) was discontinued by the State of Florida. The CLAST was one way students could demonstrate proficiency of the College-Level Academic Skills (CLAS) set.  If you have questions regarding CLAST, please contact the Florida Department of Education.

CLAST and Teacher Certification

From 1982 to June 30, 2002, the CLAST was used as the basic skills test for teacher certification purposes. On July 1, 2002, the General Knowledge Test (GKT) of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) replaced the CLAST as the basic skills test for teacher certification. If an individual's CLAST scores are listed on their transcript as a 999, 998, 997, or 996, then the individual was exempted from taking the CLAST and, therefore, does not have passing scores.

During the 2014 Legislative Session and effective July 1, 2014, the passage of House Bill 433 amended s. 1012.56, FS, to eliminate the option of achieving a passing score on the CLAST earned prior to July 1, 2002, to satisfy the general knowledge requirement. For more information about teacher certification in the state of Florida, please visit the website for the Florida Department of Education.


If you took the CLAST prior to July 1, 2002 and received passing scores on any subtest, you may request a duplicate CLAST score report via the State’s web portal.

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