Civic Literacy Requirement

Pursuant to Florida Statute 1007.25, students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in Fall 2018 and thereafter are required to demonstrate competency in civic literacy. Students are expected to complete this requirement by the end of their first year at FAU. No student may graduate without having met this requirement.

For additional information on who must complete the Civic Literacy requirement, refer to the FAQ page.

Students may complete this requirement in one of the following ways:

  1. Successfully pass POS 2041: Government of the United States.
  2. Successfully pass AMH 2020: U.S. History since 1877.
  3. Achieving the minimum required score on one of the following assessments:



Minimum Required Score

Civic Literacy Test (for information on content, see Test FAQ page)


Advanced Placement Government and Politics: United States


Advanced Placement U.S. History


CLEP American Government



Please note that course credits earned through AICE or IB may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

The Civic Literacy Test is a proctored exam. You must take the exam in one of two ways:

Remotely, using Honorlock. You must have your Owl Card in hand and have a webcam in place on your computer. There is a $12.75 charge for this service. Click on the link below to enroll in the Canvas course that will take you to Honorlock.


In person, at the FAU Testing and Evaluation Center. You may take the test for free on one of the designated days listed by the Testing Center. You also may schedule the test for another day for a charge of $15.00.


 Last Modified 11/1/18