The State of Florida requires students entering a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution to demonstrate competency in civic literacy by the time they graduate, pursuant to s. 1007.25(5), Florida Statutes.

This requirement first became law in 2018 and was updated in 2021 with additional requirements. Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, newly enrolled students must demonstrate competency through completion of a civic literacy course and by achieving a passing score on the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE).

Since this requirement impacts students differently based on degree program and catalog, the quickest way to see if you’re required to take the FCLE is to visit DegreeWorks. If you are required to take the FCLE, you will see an unmet FCLE requirement in DegreeWorks under the Civic Literacy section. If you do not see the FLCE listed or a Civic Literacy section in your DegreeWorks, you do not need to take the FCLE.

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Civic Literacy Exam Registration

Florida Civic Literacy Exam testing is available to currently enrolled LSSC students with an active Canvas account and X-ID. Testing for the FCLE is provided by the Testing Center.

Civic Literacy Exam Preparation

Lake-Sumter State College offers a variety of resources to help you prepare for the Florida Civic Literacy Exam.