Day Of The CLEP Exam

On the day of your exam, make sure that you arrive at the testing center at least fifteen minutes in advance. If you are unfamiliar with the exam location, it is a good idea to visit a few days before the exam.

In order to participate, will need two pieces of personal identification. One of these must be a government-issued ID containing a photograph, correct name, and signature. Acceptable forms of primary identification include driver’s licenses, state-issued ID cards, certificates of citizenship, and naturalization cards. The secondary identification must include either a photograph or a signature. Acceptable forms of secondary identification include Social Security cards, student IDs, and credit cards. You should also bring a non-mechanical pencil, though if you forget you will be issued a pencil by the test administrator. You will be given as much scratch paper as you need during the examination.


Do not bring a calculator, as those exams requiring a calculator will include one in the computer software. The following items are also prohibited: cellular phones; beepers; personal digital assistants; protractors, compasses, slide rules, and rulers; radios and recorders; any kind of paper; pens, highlighters, and mechanical pencils; and hats, unless they are worn for religious reasons.