College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has been a widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 50 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in more than 1,800 test centers. This program allows students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds to demonstrate their mastery of introductory college-level material and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on most of the 33 examinations. Visit the Broward College CLEP Equivalency webpage for specific details on which examinations the College accepts as well as the specified credit equivalencies.

Broward College Testing Centers deliver all current CLEP exams except for College Composition Modular.

*CLEP Exam Fee Increased to $89.00 on July 1, 2019

  • CLEP FAQ
  • Viewing CLEP Exam Orders and Unofficial Transcripts
  • How to Register for a CLEP Exam
  • CLEP exams range from 90 to 120 minutes in length.
    • (Total test time will include at least 30 additional minutes for test setup and completion.)
  • The CLEP is a computer based exam.
  • NEW Several CLEP exams have optional essays. Broward College does not offer the optional essays for these exams. The optional essays are only for institutions who wish to hand score their students essays locally. Broward College does not grade CLEP essays locally.
  • Unofficial test results are available at the end of most CLEP exams. (Keep this copy for your records)
  • Official CLEP results will be sent to the institution(s) you indicate when you register for a CLEP exam in My Account.
    • It takes up to four weeks to deliver a score report for a CLEP exam officially to an institution.
    • This does not include the additional time it takes to process your CLEP transcript at Broward College.
  • NEW CLEP exam scores may be viewed from My Account in the CLEP Exam Scores section.
    • Scores will be available as early as one business day after a student takes their exam. College Composition scores will be available online 2-3 weeks after testing.
  • CLEP exam scores available from College Board for 20 years.
  • Canceling of scores must be due at the end of the exam.
    • There's no way to cancel scores once an unofficial score report is generated.
  • Modern States:
    • Students completing Modern States who receive a voucher for the CLEP Exam Fee use the voucher to pay the fee on the CLEP My Account site
    • Students pay the BC proctoring fee and must seek reimbursement for the proctoring fee from Modern States.

Effective as of October 17, 2014, the CLEP waiting period to retest is three months. You may not repeat an exam of the same title within three months of the initial testing date. If you retake the exam within the three-month period, your administration will be considered invalid, your score will be canceled and any test fees will be forfeited.

DANTES-funded military examinees: DANTES does not fund retesting on previously funded CLEP exams. However, service members may personally fund a retest after waiting three months.

Registering for a CLEP and Creating a My Account.

  • Register for a CLEP exam
  • Choose your CLEP exam(s) and add it to your cart
  • View Cart and Checkout
  • Register and Checkout
    • You will be required to create a My Account.
  • Pay for the exam
  • Print your registration ticket
    • Valid ticket is required to administer any CLEP exam

Testing times differ from Center Opening and Closing Times.
Student Testing Times as shown below: Students must be seated in the Testing Center no earlier/later than the time reflected below if they are taking all 3 sections of the Higher Level Math (HLM) test!

Location Days of the Week Appt. / Walk-in Testing Times
Central Campus T, W, R Walk-in 9:00am - 5:00pm
North Campus M, T, W, R Walk-in 8:30am - 4:30pm
F Walk-in 8:30am - 1:00pm
South Campus M, T, W, R Walk-in 8:30am - 4:30pm
F Walk-in 8:30am - 1:00pm
Miramar West Center M, W Walk-in 8:30am - 4:30pm
T, R, F Walk-in 8:30am - 1:00pm

M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, and S=Saturday

  • CLEP exams are 90 minutes long. Total test time is approximately 120 minutes.
  • Note: Several CLEP exams are 120 minutes long. Total test time is approximately 150 minutes.

CLEP Military Benefits

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) offers military personnel the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know by taking any of the 33 introductory-level college subject exams*. Because the exams are funded by the United States government through the Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support (DANTES), you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars towards your degree.

We are now Fully Funded and More!

  • All Broward College students who are active duty or veterans will have the CLEP proctoring fee waived for ALL test attempts!
    • Active duty students must show their military ID at the time of check-in.
    • Veterans must have their VA advisor submit an online referral form prior to check-in at the Testing Center.
      • BC VA Advisors - Click Here to submit a referral form.
    • While current enrollment is not required, BC student must have taken classes in the past at BC and have a valid BC student ID number.
  • Non-Broward College active duty examinees who are eligible first time military exam candidates will not only have their exam fee funded by DANTES, but will also have their proctoring fee waived at the Testing Center by DANTES. Retest attempts must be paid by the exam candidate.
    • Non-Broward College veterans may be eligible for reimbursement from the VA. See below in the Veterans Benefits section for more details.

  • Military personnel, spouses and civilian employees of Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Army Reserve, Coast Guard (active and reserve); may be eligible for DANTES-Funded CLEP Exams.
  • Spouses of: Coast Guard (active and reserve)
  • Civilian employees of: Air Force* Please note: Spouses and civilian employees of Air National Guard can no longer receive DANTES funding effective October 15, 2014.
    • For more information please visit clep.collegeboard.org/military
    • Review the DANTES Eligibility Chart for information about who can benefit from DANTES funding. CLEP exams for civil service employees, inactive guard or reserve personnel, and spouses and dependents not listed on the chart are not funded through DANTES.
    • *To be eligible, Air Force civilian employees must test at on-base or U.S. fully funded test centers.

DANTES does not pay the exam fee for a previously funded CLEP exam. If military test takers want to retake an exam previously funded by DANTES, they need to wait three months and pay the exam fee in addition to the administrative fee required by the test center. A test taker’s DANTES-funded eligibility can easily be found on the registration ticket, which will indicate, “No,” next to DANTES funded under Test Taker Information on the ticket.

The GI Bill offers reimbursement for veterans who take eligible tests, including CLEP. This means that eligible veterans may schedule a test with a BC Testing Center, pay the CLEP exam fee and proctoring fee, take the desired test available, and request reimbursement from the VA. For more information please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

*Visit the Broward College CLEP Equivalency webpage for specific details on which examinations the College accepts as well as the specified credit equivalencies.

Fees

Visit the Testing Fees webpage for more information!

Testing Fees

Accommodations

Students with documented testing accommodations must present them to the Office of Accessibility Resources prior to the desired test date. The Testing Center will work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to provide approved testing accommodations.

Accommodations

Remote Testing

Students needing to take the test, who live outside of the South Florida area, have the option to request remote placement testing accommodations.

Remote options

Resources

Official CLEP Practice Resources are available at:

CLEP Contact
(800)-257-9558
clep@info.collegeboard.org