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If you are interested in testing out of certain courses so you can finish school faster, taking a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test provided by the College Board is a good option. The test measures your expertise in a certain subject, and if it’s proved to be high enough, you can get credit for the course without having to take the class. In order to take the test, you have to locate a testing location and register for the test of your choice. Testing is offered at over 2,000 locations in the United States, so it probably won’t be too difficult to find a location near you.

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Where Are CLEP Tests Offered?


CLEP tests are offered at colleges and universities throughout the United States. The College Board website offers a search function and allows you to search for a testing location near you. You can type in the name of a particular school and check if they are a testing site or you can search using the county, state, city, or ZIP code. For example, if you search for testing centers using the state of Ohio, you will get a listing of all the centers in Ohio. You can then narrow down your search results by also searching by city or the ZIP code.

Can I Take the CLEP Tests Online?


The CLEP test is only given via an Internet-based testing platform that is located in an official CLEP testing center. You cannot take the CLEP test from your home using your internet connection. There are over 2,000 testing centers scattered throughout the United States; a search on the College Board website will populate a list of test locations near you.

Can I Take a CLEP Test at Any Time?


CLEP tests are offered year-round at testing locations, but the actual schedule is set by each testing location individually. Contact the location you find wish to use and inquire about when the test is administered. In most cases, if school is in session, the CLEP exam is available. Typical testing seasons are at the beginning and end of semesters. If there isn’t a testing location near you, you can choose any facility you want that administers the specific exam you need on the dates you require.

How to Schedule Your CLEP Test


To sign up to take the CLEP test:

  • Log onto the College Board website; you’ll be prompted to create an account if you haven’t already done so.
  • Once you’ve created your account, search for a testing location in your area. Most testing centers are housed on college or university campuses.
  • After locating a testing center near you, click “Register for a CLEP test”. You can then select the test you want to take.
  • After you’ve selected your test, you’ll want to make sure the information you provided when you set up your account is correct and make changes where necessary.
  • Select your testing center.
  • Choose where to have your score sent. In most cases, the scores go to the school where you wish to pursue your degree.
  • Agree to the College Board’s Terms and Conditions.
  • Place your registration request.
  • Print out your registration ticket. You’ll need it as proof that you paid when you arrive at the testing location.
  • Schedule your test at the location you selected.
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