FLATS (Remote)

Notice: This exam is currently available both in-person at the University Testing Center and via remote proctoring. Remote proctoring is a one-on-one service and has a higher associated testing cost.

The University of Central Florida accepts language exams taken through the Brigham Young University’s Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services (BYU FLATS). This service allows test takers to fulfill the foreign language competency requirement by passing a computerized foreign language exam.

You are allowed 2.5 hours to complete the multiple-choice test. Although each exam is unique in its content, most tests have a listening, reading, and grammar component.

Most exams are computerized with a few that are paper/pencil versions. Note: paper/pencil exams are not being administered during this time. See the list of available exams below.

There are no test preparation materials available. The most successful way to prepare for any given test is to review your reading ability. It is also helpful if you have a friend to practice both listening and speaking of the language.

Languages Offered

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Bulgarian
  • Cambodian
  • Cantonese (Simplified)
  • Cantonese (Traditional)
  • Cebuano
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Fijian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Hmong
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Ilonggo-Hiligaynon
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Mandarin (Simplified)
  • Mandarin (Traditional)
  • Mongolian
  • Norwegian
  • Persian-Farsi
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Portuguese (Continental)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tahitian
  • Thai
  • Tongan
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

The office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works in collaboration with the University Testing Center (UTC) to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities seeking accommodations for placement tests must have approval from the SAS office (407-823-2371 or sas@ucf.edu). Note: test-takers should allow at least two (2) weeks for SAS and UTC to process the accommodation request once the formal request has been submitted to SAS.

Once UTC receives notification from the SAS office of a test-taker’s testing accommodations, a UTC staff member will notify the student via email.

Note: Test-takers seeking to test with accommodations must schedule their appointment time for Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM or earlier.

There are two separate registrations and payments required per remote test:

  • $50 test registration cost paid directly to BYU via the official FLATS website.
  • $75 proctoring cost paid directly to the University Testing Center via RegisterBlast.

Registration is a 2-step process. You must complete both registration steps.

Step 1: BYU Registration- Must be completed 1 week before step 2.

**Note: Do Not Click “Proctor360”
  1. Navigate to the BYU FLATS website to begin the registration process. You will be asked to provide personal information, including your student ID number. UCF students must use their UCF ID, not the NID.
  2. You will be asked to provide proctor information. If you are completing your exam at the University Testing Center, please provide the following information:
    Proctor Information
    Name: Rebecca Piety
    Department: University Testing Center
    Educational Institution: University of Central Florida (UCF)
    Address: P.O. Box 163117
    City, State Zipcode: Orlando, FL 32816
    Phone: 407-823-5109
    Email: byuflats@ucf.edu
    Confirm Email: byuflats@ucf.edu
  3. You will be asked to provide information on where testing results should be sent. UCF students should provide the following information:
    Note: Non-UCF students should check with their home institution regarding where to have the official results mailed to.

    Additional Results Sent To:
    Name: Rebecca Piety
    Department: University Testing Center
    Educational Institution: University of Central Florida (UCF)
    Address: P.O. Box 163117
    City, State Zipcode: Orlando, FL 32816
    Phone: 407-823-5109
    Email: byuflats@ucf.edu
  4. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email from BYU, which will include your testing password. You must have the BYU registration available on test day.

Step 2: UTC Registration

**You must complete the BYU registration 1 week BEFORE proceeding with the UTC registration.
  1. Navigate to the UTC RegisterBlast website to schedule an appointment date and time.
  2. Select Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services (FLATS) from the available options.
  3. Then select FLATS (Online). See the list of available languages above.
  4. Continue the remaining sections of the page. After completing the registration process, check your email for the test registration confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you must contact UTC by emailing utc@ucf.edu. You will receive a response during normal business hours to check your appointment status.

Rescheduling an Appointment

Appointments may be rescheduled up to 7 days prior to your scheduled date/time at no cost by following the instructions below. Missed appointments will require full repayment of the test cost; this includes if you cancel or arrive more than 15-minutes late.

How to Reschedule Your Exam

  1. Navigate to www.registerblast.com/ucf/exam
  2. Click the My Account/ My Exams/ My History tab at the top of this page.
  3. Enter the email address you used to initially schedule your exam.
  4. Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
  5. In a few minutes, you’ll receive an email link that is valid for 90 minutes.
  6. Click the link from the email received.
  7. A new window will open with your registration history.
  8. Click the Reschedule link.
  9. A calendar will appear with the available dates for rescheduling purposes.
  10. Click the date and time to reschedule.
  11. After you have completed the step above, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the new test date.

Prior to Test Day

  •  Testing Equipment: You are required to connect via Zoom using a primary and secondary device. Both devices must have webcam (video) and audio capabilities. These devices must be connected to a power supply and you must remain connected (via Zoom) with the Proctor from both devices throughout the exam session.
    • Primary device must be a desktop (with a single monitor) or laptop computer.
    • Secondary device can be a tablet, phone or laptop.
  • Browser Requirements: The latest version of Chrome or Firefox is required (Internet Explorer is not compatible).
  • Download Zoom: Go to the Zoom website, download and install Zoom (on both devices).
    •  To check that Zoom was set up correctly, click here. Please use the option to join with video.
  • Zoom meeting link: Approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time, the proctor will send an email with the zoom meeting link and instructions to follow. Upon connecting with your secondary device, when asked to “join with audio”, press cancel.
  • Arrival Time: Test takers are asked to connect to Zoom as soon as they receive this email from UTC. Test takers arriving more than 10-minutes after the scheduled appointment time, may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid to UTC.
  • Identification Policy: Test takers are required to present one (1) primary form of government-issued identification that includes photograph and signature. For additional details on our acceptable ID policy, please navigate to the Acceptable IDs page.
  • Testing Environment: Test takers are required to sit in a private, well-lit, quiet location where you will be undisturbed while testing. You will be asked to show your room, ceiling, floor, desk, under desk, and other views of your testing environment as requested by the Proctor. Your testing area (e.g. desk) must be free of clutter; you will be asked to remove any excess items. You cannot talk with anyone during the test session, but you can chat with the Proctor if assistance is needed.
    • Note: The use of scratch paper, notes, translators, dictionaries or any form of unauthorized materials is NOT permitted!
  • Test Taker Security Check: The test taker will be asked to show ankles, turn out any pants pockets, push up sleeves, show wrist and arms, any shirt pockets, turn up collars, take glasses off to show all sides of the glasses, and put hair behinds ears and off neck to turn side to side showing ears.
  • Zoom Session: The test taker must remain connected to the Proctor via Zoom throughout the exam session. Your camera and microphone must remain turned on; meaning you may not mute yourself unless instructed to do so by the Proctor (for secondary device only).
    • Screen Share Access: From the primary device, test takers are required to share the DESKTOP view throughout the exam session – the Proctor will further explain. You are required to give remote access control to your Proctor to validate the test and save your scores (if applicable).
      • If you are testing on a Mac, you will be required to allow the proctor remote access (Security/Privacy > Accessibility > Unlock with password > Click Zoom > Lock).
    • Virtual Backgrounds: Test takers are strictly prohibited from using virtual backgrounds and this setting will be disabled.
    • Recording: Please be aware that UTC records all online testing sessions.
  • Breaks: There are no breaks allowed during the remote proctoring test session.

The University Testing Center will administer the test, and BYU will receive the completed online test electronically. The University Testing Center does not interpret scores or results.

  • Unofficial test results are immediately emailed to you
  • Official test results will be sent to your designated institution typically by mail.

UCF Students: There are no credit hours awarded for this exam; Students can earn up to 2 semesters equivalency at a college level. UCF Students passing the FLATS satisfies the Foreign Language Requirement and/or the UCF Admissions requirement.

Exams can be retaken every six months.