CLEP now offers test takers the option to take a CLEP exam with remote proctoring. Below is more information about testing remotely.
About CLEP Exams with Remote Proctoring
Each CLEP exam taken with remote proctoring has the same timing, content, format, and on-screen experience as the test you would take at a CLEP test center. Your remote-proctored exam appointment will be monitored by a human proctor online through Proctortrack, CLEP’s remote proctoring partner.
Remote Proctoring with Proctortrack by Verificient
To support those taking remote-proctored CLEP exams, CLEP is working with Proctortrack, a service offering secure online remote proctoring solutions that verify the identity of online test takers.
To participate in remote proctoring, you must have a computer (PC only, no Macs), webcam, speaker, microphone, a white board or one sheet of paper in a transparent sheet protector and a dry erase marker for note taking, and a quiet, secure testing environment.
Who's Eligible for Remote Proctoring
To take a CLEP exam at home, you must meet the following requirements.
- Be 13 years old or older.
- Be located in the U.S. (excludes U.S. territories) OR be DANTES-funded.*
- Your computer and testing room must meet equipment and environment requirements, as well as Proctortrack technical requirements for remote proctoring.
If you aren’t eligible for remote proctoring, you can still take a CLEP exam at a CLEP test center. Use the CLEP test center search tool to find one near you.
*DANTES-funded test takers are welcome to register now for a CLEP exam with remote proctoring but must wait until mid-June to schedule their remote-proctored exam appointment. If you’re a DANTES-funded test taker and need to take your exam prior to mid-June, we recommend you select a CLEP test center as your preferred test center during registration.
Accommodations for Remote-Proctored Exams
If you have a learning or physical disability that would prevent you from taking a remote-proctored CLEP exam under standard conditions, you may request accommodations through College Board's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).
Accommodations available with remote-proctored CLEP exams include:
- Screen magnification
- Modifiable screen colors
- Extended time
- Untimed rest breaks
Approved accommodations that don't impact the CLEP testing platform, such as permission for food, drinks, or medication and permission to test blood sugar, can also be used with remote-proctored CLEP exams as long as the test taker stays within view of the proctor.
Additional accommodations are available for testing in test centers.
We recommend submitting your accommodations request (.pdf/137 KB) two months in advance of when you're planning to test. If College Board has not yet approved your accommodations, you won't be able to complete your exam registration with remote proctoring. Once approved, you can log back in to the CLEP My Account Registration Portal to finish where you left off.
If the above accommodations don’t meet your needs, contact CLEP Services at 800-257-9558 for information about other nonstandard testing options before you register through My Account.
Taking Exams with Remote Proctoring
To take a CLEP exam with remote proctoring, you’ll need to do the following:
- Review the remote proctoring equipment and environment requirements to make sure you can take a CLEP exam with remote proctoring.
- Register for your remote-proctored exam on the CLEP My Account Registration Portal.
- Schedule your exam with Proctortrack.
- Download and install ETS Online Test application. You'll need this on test day so that the proctor can log you in to the Unify Test Launcher to start your exam.
- Review what to expect for exam day. Make sure you have everything you need for test day and that your equipment and software is working as it should.
- Take Your Exam. Sign in at your scheduled appointment time and have your government-issued ID ready to show your proctor.