Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Students seeking admissions into ABE Adult Basic Education/ GED® Prep programs must take the T.A.B.E. (Test for Adult Basic Education).

The results of the TABE are used as a guideline to determine the appropriate course placement and as a guideline for individualized instruction. After taking the TABE test, students complete a registration form and review their career or academic plans with the counselor. At that time, a schedule will be prepared outlining the course of study for the student. If the student meets the requirements for the GED®i-General Education Diploma Integrated option then students may begin technical instruction while also attending ABE/GED® preparatory classes to increase academic skill proficiency and preparation to take the GED® and earn their diploma.

The test is free to prospective ABE/GED® students and $30 for students interested in joining other programs. 

To view RIVEROAK's TABE Testing Dates, please click here.
Call Student Services to register for testing at (386) 647-4210.

Test Rules

  • You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the test. NO ONE will be admitted after testing begins.
  • Bring a picture IDYou will NOT be admitted without one.
  • All testing materials will be provided. Do not bring paper or pencils.
  • Calculators and dictionaries are NOT allowed.
  • Food and drink are NOT allowed in the testing area.
  • DO NOT BRING CHILDREN who must wait. There is no childcare available.
  • Test results may be picked up in person. Scores are not released over the telephone.
  • Test results are kept on file at RTC for two years.

Prospective RTC Students may retest one time but will NOT be allowed to retest additional times without a minimum of 10 hours in remediation classes

For More Information

Call (386) 647-4210 or e-mail:  tech@suwannee.k12.fl.us (When e-mailing Include your telephone number and the program that you are interested in attending. Also, if you would like to have information mailed to you include your postal address).  

TABE Grade Level Requirements and Recommendations

Class Level   RLA (Reading & Language Arts) M (Total Math)
Applied Cybersecurity D 9 9
Automotive Collision Technology Technician D 9 9
Automotive Service Technology 1 D 10 10
Automotive Service Technology 2 D 10 10
Brick and Block Masonry D 8 9
Cosmetology D 8 8
Electricity D 9 9
Facials Specialty N/A N/A N/A
Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration 1           D 9 10
Nails Specialty N/A N/A N/A
Patient Care Technician D 10 10
Pharmacy Technician D 10 A11
Practical Nursing D 11 11
Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality D 9 9
Surgical Technology D 11 10
Welding Technology D 9 9
Welding Technology - Advanced D 9 9


The GED® Tests provide adults with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma that will enable them to obtain jobs or advancement, enroll in higher education or technical training or fulfill a lifelong goal. Adults who successfully pass the GED® Tests in Florida are awarded a State of Florida High School Diploma.
The Official State of Florida GED® website:  http://www.aceofflorida.org/ged/

Complete test - $128.00
Individual test - $32.00 for Science, Social Studies, or Math
                        $32.00 for Writing

To be admitted into the registration & testing sessions, you must have the following:
Florida Driver's License (or FL ID) 
NO children allowed at registration or testing site.

For More Information

Please contact us at:
Main Phone: (386) 647-4200
Student Services: (386) 647-4210

CNA Test

The Florida Department of Health has contracted with Experior Assessments, LLC and the Chauncey Group International, effective January 1, 2002 to deliver the testing services for the Florida Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Testing.  
For more information, call toll free 1-888-277-3500 or visit the Experior web site:

For More Information

If you would like RIVEROAK Technical College to send you an information booklet please email your request to tech@suwannee.k12.fl.us Be sure to include your complete mailing address.  

Proctoring Online Exams

RTC Testing Center can be utilized for administering online tests for any college. There is a fee of $40 per test.

Students and colleges need to contact RTC's Career Pathways Coordinator and Testing Coordinator for more information.

Career Pathways Coordinator and Testing Coordinator Contact Information:

Office: (386) 647-4219