College Level Examination Program (CLEP®)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP®) is a series of standardized tests that helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP® is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. If you have obtained knowledge outside the classroom, the CLEP® gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your proficiency in the subject area and bypass undergraduate coursework.

  • In order to meet all graduation requirements, you should take the test prior to the term in which you expect to graduate.
  • The CLEP® is a computerized test available to all students enrolled at Valencia College.
  • You are able to earn up to 45 credits through the CLEP®.
  • CLEP® credit meets all graduation requirements, including Gordon Rule mandates if applicable.
  • You will receive a copy of your unofficial scores immediately* after testing; processing of your official test scores and credit can take up to four weeks after your test date.
  • You can earn a varying number of college credits with CLEP®, depending on the particular test and the score earned.
  • CLEP® Exams offered at Valencia College.
  • You are able to retake a CLEP® exam after a wait period of 3 months (90 days). Retaking a test before the wait period is over will invalidate your scores, and you will forfeit any fees paid.
  • You may use CLEP® credit under the repeat course policy for D or F grades only. Within the guidelines of the repeat policy, all attempts for a course will be counted in your GPA until you earn a grade of C or better when only the last attempt will be counted. If you earn an acceptable CLEP® score in a course in which you have earned a D or F, the CLEP® credit will be recorded and the D or F will no longer be computed in your GPA. No letter grades or quality points will be assigned.
  • Passing scores are for credit granting purposes only and do not compute into your grade point average (GPA).
  • Appointment fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Students in need of special testing accommodations must contact the Office of Students with Disabilities.

*It can take up to 6 weeks for College Composition test scores to become available as official scores through CollegeBoard.

Testing Costs

The cost for booking an appointment is $20 in addition to purchasing the $93 test directly through CollegeBoard for the CLEP exam.


You are able to retake a CLEP® exam after a wait period of 3 months (90 days). Retaking a test before the wait period is over will invalidate your scores, and you will forfeit any fees paid.

CLEP® Practice Resources

CLEP® offers practice resources to help prepare you for the CLEP. Please see their website: CLEP® Practice – CLEP® | College Board

Among these resources are free online courses offered through the Modern States Education Alliance. Offered for all CLEP® courses, these self-paced online courses are taught by college professors and are aligned to CLEP® exams and feature lectures, quizzes, and free textbooks.

To sign up for courses:

  1. Sign up for a CLEP® course at
  2. Complete coursework and practice questions.
  3. Register for a CLEP® exam at
  4. Contact a test center to schedule an exam.

Identification Requirements

The test taker’s identification must:

  • Be government-issued
  • Be an original document —photocopied documents are not acceptable
  • Be valid and current —expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable, no matter how recently they may have expired
  • Bear the test-taker's full name, in English language characters, exactly as it appears on the Registration Ticket, including the order of the names
  • Middle initials are optional and only need to match the first letter of the middle name when present on both the ticket and the identification.
  • Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test-taker
  • Include the test-taker’s signature
  • Be in good condition, with clearly legible text and a clearly visible photograph

We are unable to accept Florida Smart ID at this time. 


Acceptable forms of identification MUST have name, photograph and signature on one of the following:

  • Government-issued passport
  • Driver’s license
  • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency
  • Military ID (including electronic signatures)
  • National ID
  • Tribal ID card
  • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
  • A Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

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CLEP® Testing Options


Appointments are required for all on-campus testing.


Purchase your CLEP® test through You will need the CollegeBoard Ticket ID in order to move forward in making your appointment


Make an appointment by clicking on your desired campus below:


Take the test on your appointment date and time

Preparing for on-campus testing:

  • Review the CLEP® Practice Resources
  • Bring your valid photo ID on test day
  • Personal items will not be permitted in the Testing Center--NO large bags or purses allowed
  • Arrive on time to your appointment or you might need to be re-scheduled
  • Testing candidates are the only persons allowed in the Testing Center. Relatives/friends must wait outside of the Testing Center. Children are not to be left unattended in the Testing Center lobby or anywhere outside during the duration of testing.

At-Home / Virtual

For more information visit: At-Home CLEP® Exams

  • You can take any of the 34 CLEP® exams remotely
  • Remote CLEP® exams will contain the same questions, format, and timing as exams taken at a CLEP® test center
  • Remote proctoring allows you to take a CLEP® exam online while a human proctor monitors you via Proctortrack
  • You must have a PC or laptop (no Macs)
  • A $30 remote proctoring fee will be assessed (in addition to the standard $93 exam fee).
  • When registering for a virtual appointment, please select “at home with remote proctoring” as your “Preferred Test Center”
  • If you are in need of accommodations for remote testing, you must first receive approval from CollegeBoard to complete your registration. To learn more about this process please visit the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities Website
  • Exam scores will appear at the end of your exam, and be made available one business day after testing (except if taking Composition or Spanish with Writing—these exams are available online via the CLEP® My Account Registration Portal two to three weeks after testing)
Prohibited Items
  • Food, beverages, or tobacco products
  • Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement)
  • Hooded sweatshirts or sweaters
  • Any device capable of recording audio, photographic, or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content
  • Any other unauthorized testing aids
  • Calculators (a calculator function is built into the software for some exams)
  • Candidate-provided keyboards
  • Cellular phones/pagers, smart-phones, or wireless communication devices (e.g., iPhone, iPad)
  • Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, or reference materials
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital watches (wrist or pocket), alarm watches, or wristwatch cameras
  • Flash/thumb drives or any other portable electronic devices
  • Listening devices such as radios, media players with headphones, or recorder
  • Mechanical pencils or any type of pen or highlighter
  • Nonmedical electronic devices
  • Papers of any kind (scratch paper will be provided by the test center administrator)
  • Slide rules, protractors, compasses, or rulers
  • Weapons or firearms

CLEP® Transcripts

If you are planning on attending another college or university, your CLEP® scores do not transfer automatically with your Valencia College transcript. You will need to send your CLEP® scores in addition to your Valencia College transcript. In order to send additional transcripts, visit the CLEP® transcript portal in CollegeBoard.

CLEP® Exams Offered

CLEP Test Score Course Credit Credit Hours

* These courses are not listed in the Valencia catalog. Please speak with an advisor before taking this test.

CLEP® Score Processing: It takes up to 4 weeks to receive and process official CLEP® score reports. Once your official CLEP® score report is processed, the class(es) awarded will be displayed on your degree audit in Atlas. For questions or clarifications regarding CLEP® score inputting, contact

American Government 50 POS 2041 3
American Literature 50 AML 2000 3
Calculus 50 MAC 2233 3
College Algebra 50 MAC 1105 3
College Mathematics 50 MGF 1106 3
College Composition 50 ENC 1101 & ENC 1102 6
English Literature 50 ENL 2000 3
Financial Accounting 50 ACG 1001* 3
Biology 50 BSC 1005 3
Chemistry 50 CHM 1020 3
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 AMH 2010 3
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present 50 AMH 2020 3
Human Growth and Development 50 DEP 2004 3
Humanities 50 HUM2250 3
Information Systems 50 CGS 1077 * 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 EDP 2002 3
Introductory Business Law 50 BUL 2241 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 2012 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SYG 2000 3
Precalculus 50 MAC1140 3
Principles of Management 50 MAN 2021 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECO 2013 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 2023 3
Principles of Marketing 50 MAR2011 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 EUH 2000 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 EUH 2001 3
French Language: Levels 1 and 2 50 FRE 1120 4
French Language: Levels 1 and 2 59 FRE 1120 & FRE 1121 8
German Language: Levels 1 and 2 50 GER 1120 4
German Language: Levels 1 and 2 60 GER 1120 & GER 1121 8
Spanish Language: Levels 1 and 2 50 SPN 1120 4
Spanish Language: Levels 1 and 2 63 SPN 1120 & SPN 1121 8
Spanish with Writing: Levels 1 and 2 50 SPN 1120 4
Spanish with Writing: Levels 1 and 2 65 SPN 1120 & SPN 1121 8

Frequently Asked Questions

College Level Examination Program

Do I need to be a Valencia student to take the CLEP?
A: Yes, you must be an active Valencia student to take the CLEP.

Can I take the CLEP on any campus?
No. The CLEP is offered only offered on our East, West, and Osceola campuses.

Do I need an appointment to take the CLEP?
CLEPs are available through appointment only at our East, West and Osceola campuses. Appointments must be made via the RegisterBlast platform.

Is there a fee for the CLEP?
CLEP appointments cost $20 and the tests themselves are $93 coming to a total of $113. The cost for the test is set by CollegeBoard and is subject to change.

Can I retake the CLEP?
There is a 90 day wait period to be eligible to retest.

How long is the CLEP?
Most CLEPs are 90 minutes; the College Composition CLEP is 120 minutes.

When do I get my scores?
For most CLEPs, you will receive an unofficial score report at the end of the test; for College Composition there is a 2-3 week review period for the essays. There is a 3-5 week wait period for Valencia to receive the official score transcript from CollegeBoard.