College-Level Examination Program®

The College-Level Examination Program ® (CLEP) is a nationwide credit-by-examination program that offers students the opportunity to obtain recognition for college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. For CLEP examinations, you must meet the minimum score to receive credit. OCC does not grant credit for World Language CLEP tests. If you are not attending OCC, check with your institution to receive guidance on which CLEP exam(s) to take.  

All CLEP exams are computer-based and are offered at the Testing Services Office on OCC's main campus by appointment only.

Please note:

  • CLEP for Veterans/Military - Active Duty Military members will have their $89 CLEP fee waived at the time of exam registration in the My Account portal on the CLEP website. Active duty candidates must submit a current military ID prior to testing. Visit the CLEP website for more details on fee waivers, ID requirements and possible reimbursement for Military & Veterans.

Steps to Take CLEP Exams

  1. Pay the $89 CLEP fee and register to take an exam online through the My Account Registration Portal. This is the only way to pay the $89 CLEP exam fee. For questions about paying the CLEP exam fee, contact the College Board CLEP program directly. Testing Services does not administer any optional essays for CLEP exams.
  2. Print a copy of your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket. You will need to present this to the test proctor on the day of your exam.
  3. Go to RegisterBlast to make your appointment for taking your CLEP exam at OCC and pay the $30 OCC proctoring fee. Exams are only available on the days and times listed. 
  4. You will not be allowed to test unless you have government issued photo ID that contains both an up to date photo and signature (driver’s license, passport, etc). Expired government issued ID will not be accepted.
  5. A proctor will ask for the following: Current government issued photo ID that contains both your picture and signature, your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket.  

CLEP review books are also available at OCC's Coulter Library Reserve desk.