Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) (081)

The Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) consists of three subtests:

  • Subtest 1: Leadership for Student Learning
  • Subtest 2: Organizational Development
  • Subtest 3: Systems Leadership

Subtest 3: Systems Leadership is divided into two sections: a multiple-choice section and a written performance section. Each section of Subtest 3 is independently administered, scored, and reported. Any unused time on one section cannot be used toward the other section. Once you complete a section and proceed to the next section, you cannot return to the previous section. You must pass both sections independently in order to pass Subtest 3.

For more information about the history and development of the FELE, see "FTCE/FELE Facts: Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE)."

Registration Information

You may register to take any combination of subtests in one test session; however, you must register for the full subtest (both sections) if you are taking Subtest 3: Systems Leadership for the first time. This requirement applies to all examinees, including those individuals who did not pass Subtest 3 prior to January 1, 2015. After the first attempt, you may register to take a single section of Subtest 3 or any other combination of subtests in one test session. You will be required to pass all three subtests, including both sections of Subtest 3, in order to pass the FELE.

Format Computer-based test (CBT);
Subtest 1: approximately 70 multiple-choice questions
Subtest 2: approximately 70 multiple-choice questions
Subtest 3:
   Multiple-Choice Section: approximately 55 multiple-choice questions
   Written Performance Section: 1 written performance assessment
All 3 subtests: approximately 195 multiple-choice questions and 1 written performance assessment
Read more about the FELE written performance assessment Link opens pop-up window.
Time Subtest 1: 2 hours
Subtest 2: 2 hours
Subtest 3:
  Multiple-Choice Section: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  Written Performance Section: 1 hour
If you take 2 or all 3 subtests in a single session, you will receive a 15-minute break between each subtest. Review the break policy Link opens pop-up window for more information.
Test Dates By appointment, year round. You will schedule your test during registration, based on available dates.
Test Sites CBT sites are located throughout Florida and nationwide. Locate a test center Link opens in a new window.
Passing Score Subtest 1: A scaled score of at least 200
Subtest 2: A scaled score of at least 200
Subtest 3:
  Multiple-Choice Section: A scaled score of at least 200
  Written Performance Section: At least 7 out of 12 points
You must pass all 3 subtests including both sections of Subtest 3 in order to pass the FELE.
Reference Materials Provided for This Test None
Test Fee First attempt Link opens pop-up window: $215 (any combination of subtests)
Retake Link opens pop-up window:
$150 (a single section of Subtest 3)
$225 (any combination of subtests)
Score Reporting Unofficial pass/non-pass status for the multiple-choice-only subtests/sections are provided immediately after testing; official score reports are released within 4 weeks of testing. Official score reports for subtests/sections with performance assessments are released within 6 weeks of testing.
Testing Policies When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies.
Please read them now.
Resources View the content resource materials available for this test.

Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect an examinee's score.