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 Onondaga, 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.  CLEP testing will not be available when the college campus is closed for holidays, snow days, or when the Testing Services Office is closed for maintenance. An appointment is necessary; see below for details. 

Please note: 

  • CLEP exam fee is $89. 
  • 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.
  • Get 50% off a second CLEP exam from now until August 31st, 2019 by using promo code CLEPFIFTY at checkout. You can find more information on line at

Steps to Take CLEP Exams

  1. Pay the CLEP fee and register to take an exam online through the My Account Registration Portal. This is the only way to pay the $85 CLEP exam fee. For questions about paying the CLEP exam fee, contact the College Board CLEP program directly.  Please note: Testing Services administers CLEP World Language exams but OCC does not accept them for credit.  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 OCC proctoring fee. Exams are only available on the days and times listed and are all taken on OCC's main campus.
  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). Please note that expired government issued ID will not be accepted.
  5. A proctor will ask for the following: Current (not expired) government issued photo ID that contains both your picture and signature, your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket. 

Free CLEP Review Courses Available Online

A series of free online courses in CLEP subjects is now available through the ModernStates Education Alliance . The courses are taught by college professors and delivered online via the ModernStates website . All the courses are free, as are any required textbooks and other materials.

The CLEP courses are self-paced, and there are no prerequisites or restrictions on enrolling. Participants do not have to register for a CLEP exam; however, to earn college credit upon completion of the course, participants must take the corresponding exam and achieve a qualifying score.

Courses available now are:


College Algebra

Introductory Business Law

Introductory Sociology


Principles of Macroeconomics

Principles of Marketing

Principles of Microeconomics

To learn more and sign up, visit the ModernStates Course Catalog .

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