College Level Exam Program (CLEP) 

Time is everyone's most valuable -- and scarcest -- commodity. By reducing the number of courses needed to complete a college degree, the College Level Exam Program (CLEP) can make it easier for students of all ages to complete their degrees more quickly. Prior to registering for a CLEP exam, we recommend that you meet with an academic advisor/counselor at your college to determine if CLEP tests might be an appropriate option for you. The college can also provide information on the scores required for granting credit, the number of credit hours granted, and the courses that can be bypassed with satisfactory scores. 

CLEP Exam Titles 
CLEP Credits 

Where and when can I take CLEP exams?

Generally, only one (1) exam can be taken per sitting unless prior arrangements are made. CLEP exams are offered for the general public at the Niceville campus only. Active duty military and other military-funded candidates may test at Hurlburt Field.

CLEP exams at the Niceville campus are typically offered on Monday at 2:30 pm and Friday at 9:30 am. This schedule is subject to change.

How do I register for a CLEP exam?

First, you should check with an academic advisor at the school you attend to be sure that your credits will be accepted.

Students will visit to create an account and register for an exam. CLEP exams are offered for the general public at the Niceville campus only. Active Duty military members may test at Hurlburt Field at no charge for the first attempt. Active duty military or military-funded members may choose to test at the Niceville campus and will be required to pay a $23.50 administrative fee.

Test candidates testing at the Niceville location will need to register on RegisterBlast to schedule their exam.


Is there a cost for the CLEP exams?

CLEP exams fees are $85, which must be paid online during exam registration on the CLEP website. There is an additional $23.50 administrative fee that is to be paid on RegisterBlast when making your testing appointment. Accepted methods of payment are Master Card, VISA, Discover, and American Express.

Active duty military testing at the Hurlburt Field location will be tested free of charge. Re-test fees for military-funded candidates are $85.00. If military-funded testing is completed at the Niceville campus, there is an additional $23.50 administrative fee.

What do I need to bring to the CLEP test?

If testing at the Niceville location, candidates must present their test ticket and two forms of identification. The primary form of identification must be government issued containing the candidate's name, signature and recognizable photograph. The secondary form of identification can be a student ID card, a military CAC card, or any previously unused primary identification. 

Active duty military candidates testing at the Hurlburt Field location may present a military CAC card.

All others qualifying for DANTES-funded exams will produce the primary and secondary forms of identification as explained above.

All testing supplies will be provided. Please avoid bringing personal items, such as purses, paper/pencils, books, book bags, etc. Do not bring food or drinks to the testing room. Cell phones, food, and drinks are NOT allowed in the testing room.

How can I prepare for a CLEP exam?

Study guides for CLEP exams are available at or you can purchase study guides at most retail bookstores, such as Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, etc.

Can I re-take a CLEP exam?

A student may not repeat a CLEP exam of the same title within 90 days of the original testing date. Scores on tests repeated earlier than 90 days will be cancelled and the test scores forfeited.