Register for an Exam

CLEP exams are administered year-round on a flexible schedule. Exams cost only $95 plus your test center or remote proctoring administration fee, compared to hundreds of dollars per course credit at a college.  

Follow these steps to register and pay for an exam, find a test center that meets your needs, request accommodations, and more.

Select your CLEP exam to begin registration.

Keep in Mind

Registering for an exam and scheduling your test with a test center are separate steps.

Register for an exam, pay the exam fee, and print your ticket on the College Board website. Test centers operate independently and you contact a test center directly to schedule an exam.

If you are in the military, your exam may be paid for by your military benefits.

Be sure to review the page Military: How to Register Under DANTES to determine your eligibility and find out how to register with the exam funded by DANTES.



Can I get a refund for exams or study materials?

Yes. CLEP exams and examination guides are refundable. Review the following refund policies:

  • CLEP Exams: Refundable for up to 7 days from the date of purchase, with the exception of redeemed tests.
  • CLEP Examination Guides: Refundable within 7 days of the purchase date. You must submit a letter of destruction to process the refund of a CLEP e-guide.

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How do I request a name change after registering for a CLEP exam?

If you need to change or update your name after you’ve registered for a CLEP exam, you need to submit a Name Change Request form (.pdf/356 KB).

If the name change is significant (for example, more than just a mistyped letter or changing a nickname to the full name), you’ll also need to submit a valid photograph with your name and at least one form of identification such as a government-issued ID, school ID, or birth certificate. Processing name change requests can take 2–3 business days.

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I have a child under the age of 13. How do I register them for a CLEP Exam?

College Board doesn't knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children under 13. College Board obtains parent/guardian consent before establishing an online account for a child under age 13.

If your child is under the age of 13, download, complete, and sign the following College Board Account Creation Consent form, emailing the form to [email protected]. Once the form is submitted, a College Board representative will contact you with next steps for creating the student account.

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