How to Register for a CLEP Exam

Step 1: Find Out Your College's CLEP Policy.

Each college sets its own policy regarding which CLEP exams it will grant credit for and how many credits it will award. Contact your admission officer or academic adviser to learn more about the CLEP policy at your institution. If you are not yet enrolled in a college when you take your CLEP exam, you can send your scores to your college when you enroll. For a list of the colleges that grant credit for CLEP, visit the Institution Search.

Step 2: Log In to the My Account Registration Portal.

You can create and manage your personal account through the My Account registration portal.  The registration platform will allow you to register for a CLEP exam 24/7, manage your personal information any time prior to taking the exam, search for test centers, select your score recipient institution, and purchase study materials.

If you are a current or a prospective student, watch the CLEP Exam Registration Tutorial to navigate through the registration process. If you are a DANTES-funded test-taker, such as an eligible military service member, spouse, dependent or civil service employees, you may access a DANTES-Funded Test-Taker Tutorial that is specifically built for you. 

Register today

Step 3: Schedule Appointment with the Test Center.

CLEP examinations are administered throughout the year at over 1,800 test centers in the United States and abroad. You can find the most up-to-date database of test centers through My Account. After you register for an exam, it is important that you contact the preferred test center to schedule your appointment to test. Registering for an exam provides you with a payment receipt and a Ticket ID, but you must contact a test center to schedule the date and time you wish to take the test.

One CLEP exam costs $80, For military personnel, CLEP exams are free -- find out more! The 90 to 120 minute exams are administered at over 1,800 test centers, and are accepted for credit by 2,500 colleges and universities world-wide.

Select any of the 33 exams and register! You will be taken to the My Account registration portal, your own space to manage personal information, search for test centers, select a preferred test center and score recipient institutions and purchase study materials any time prior to taking the exam.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

If you have a disability, such as learning or physical disability, that would prevent you from taking a CLEP exam under standard conditions, you may request accommodations at your preferred test center. Contact your preferred test center well in advance of the test date to make the necessary arrangements and to find out its deadline for submission of documentation and approval of accommodations. Accommodations that can be arranged directly with test centers include:

  • ZoomText (screen magnification)
  • Modifiable screen colors
  • Use of a reader, amanuensis, or a sign language interpreter
  • Extended time
  • Untimed rest breaks

If the above accommodations do not meet your needs, do not register online for your exam. Contact CLEP Services at for information about other accommodations.