College Level Examination Program

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers examinees the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge they have previously obtained. Exams are given in a variety of introductory college subjects and college credit may be granted for earning qualifying scores on the exams. The CLEP exams are 90 minutes long and are scored immediately upon completion. (Scores will not be immediately available for the English Composition with Essay exam or other exams that include written essays.)

CLEP exams are typically administered once a month on the Faulkner University campus. Examinees can take up to two exams during one exam session in any of the following general subject areas:

History & Social Sciences
Composition & Literature
Science & Mathematics
Business
World Languages

You may review The College Board’s web site for a complete list of CLEP exams available at Faulkner University.

Refer to The College Board’s web site for additional information including exam descriptions and test preparation resources.

Registration information

CLEP examinations are administered in the University Testing Center, located on the second floor of Nichols Library. Examinees must submit their registration forms at least one week prior to the exam date. Registrations will be accepted in the order they are received and, depending on space limitations, examinees may be required to reschedule for a later time or date. For this reason, registration forms, along with the proper fees, should be submitted as soon as possible.

Registration forms

Registration forms may be submitted by mail or delivered in person to Angie Moore or Veronica Davis at Nichols Library.

CLEP Registration Form

Fees

There are two separate fees associated with CLEP exams:

  • A $20.00 registration fee. This fee can be paid by cash, check, or money order made payable to Faulkner University and must accompany the registration form.
  • $87.00 exam fee for the CLEP test must be paid to CLEP via the CLEP website at https://clep.collegeboard.org/register before the day of the exam. Contact CLEP Services at (800) 257-9558 or clep@info.collegeboard.org with any questions regarding registration or the CLEP exam registration ticket.

Identification Requirements

Only one form of identification is now required.

Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Government-issued passport with name, photograph, and signature
  • Driver’s license with name, photograph, and signature
  • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph, and signature
  • Military ID with name, photograph, and signature
  • National ID with name, photograph, and signature
  • Tribal ID card with name, photograph, and signature
  • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship with name, photograph, and signature
  • A Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) with name, photograph, and signature
  • If the student is a minor and unable to provide a primary government-issued ID, then the College Board Student ID Form must be used for identification purposes. The Student ID Form can be downloaded from the Exam Day Info page of the CLEP website: http://clep.collegeboard.org/exam-day-info.

Unacceptable forms of identification include (but are not limited to):

  • Credit or debit cards of any kind
  • Social Security card
  • Employee or Work ID
  • School ID
  • Any document that is photocopied or expired
  • Any document that does not bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test-taker
  • Any document that does not bear registrant’s name in roman English characters exactly as it appears on the Registration Ticket
  • Any document that is worn, torn, scuffed, scarred, or otherwise damaged in such a manner that it renders any part of the text on the ID card illegible or renders any part of the photograph unrecognizable
  • Any document that appears tampered with or altered

Retesting Policy

CLEP requires a waiting period of three months before repeating an exam of the same title.

Contact information

Contact testingcenter@faulkner.edu with any additional questions.

Contact Angela Moore at 334-386-7209 or testingcenter@faulkner.edu with any additional questions.