The Florida Legislature wants to ensure graduates of the Florida College System and State University System have sufficient knowledge of America's civics, particularly the principles reflected in the United States Constitution. Lawmakers modified the existing Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement in fall 2021 and it now impacts many more students.

Civic Literacy Requirements at a Glance

Civic Literacy Requirements at a Glance
Catalog Year Start (Effective Term) Programs Impacted Student Civic Literacy Requirements

2017-2018 and prior
(20183 or prior)

None

No Requirement

Fall 2018 - Summer 2021
(20191 to 20213)

Associate of Arts (AA)

Pass a Course (POS2041 or AMH2020) 

OR

Pass an Assessment: AP or CLEP (Government)

Fall 2021 - beyond
(20221 and forward)

Associate of Arts (AA)

Bachelors (BAS, BS, BSN)

Pass a Course (AMH2020 or POS2041) AND Pass the FCLE (80 Question)​

OR​

Pass an Approved Assessment:

  • AP Government and Politics: United States
  • AP United States History
  • CLEP: American Government

Meets both course and assessment requirements​

Fall 2022 - beyond
(20231 and forward)

Associate of Arts (AA)

Associate of Science (AS)

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Bachelors (BAS, BS, BSN)

The requirement is to coincide with the GenEd changes in HB 1507 and future revision of 6A-10.02413​

Competency Areas

American Democracy

Understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government.

U.S. Constitution

An understanding of the United States Constitution and its application.

Founding Documents

Knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-government.

Landmark Impact on Law & Society

An understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society.

Are you impacted by this change?

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Frequently Asked Questions

According to Florida State Rule 6A-10.02413, students initially entering a Florida College System (FCS) institution or state university in the 2018-2019 to 2020-2021 school year seeking an associate of arts (AA) or baccalaureate degree must demonstrate competency in civic literacy by successfully completing a specified course or examination. Several course options are available for students to meet this requirement. Several testing options are available to students to meet this requirement; however, only one testing option can be taken locally in a Campus Testing and Assessment Center. 

You can find your catalog year and effective term in MyBC Degree Audit. For specific instructions, follow this job aid.

The Pass the Course requirements is only for the 2021-2022 and beyond cohort of the civic literacy requirement.

Several CBE options are available to meet the “Pass a Course” requirement in lieu of taking AMH2020 or POS2041, including:

  • CLEP: History of the United States II: 1865 to Present
  • AICE: History (American) (A-Level Only)
  • IB: History (HL): with History of the Americas.

Any of these 3 CBE options if passed will only satisfy the “Pass a Course” requirement.

Note: AICE and IB are only offered during high school to students within specific courses. AICE and IB are not available at Broward College or for students to take at the postsecondary level.

No.

AICE, AP, and IB are only offered during high school to students within specific courses. AICE, AP, and IB are not available at Broward College or for students to take at the postsecondary level with the possible exception of high school students taking courses at Broward College for dual enrollment or college academy purposes. Once a student graduates from high school, these options are no longer available.

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