College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a group of standardized tests that assess college-level knowledge in several subject areas. Many colleges grant credit to students who meet their minimum qualifying score. The tests are useful for students who have obtained knowledge outside the classroom, such as through independent study, job experience, or cultural interaction. CLEP also offers international and home-schooled students the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in subject areas and bypass undergraduate coursework.

How to Register for/Purchase a CLEP Exam

  1. Visit the CLEP website at to create an account and purchase your test. Your 'Registration Ticket" is your proof of purchase, and is good for 6 months from purchase date. Bring a copy of this ticket to your test appointment. College Board also offers study material to purchase for each test.
    *Active duty members and veterans may have test purchase costs waived, see the website for information.
  2. Pick your test location. The Butte College Regional Testing Center requires scheduling your test appointment in advance. Please call for appointment availability.
  3. Take the exam! When arriving at the Testing Center, please be sure to have your registration ticket and a valid photo ID. The RTC charges $40.00 to proctor CLEP tests (exact change or checks only).

Butte College CLEP Policy

View the complete CLEP policy from the Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog.