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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

At this time, all testing is on hold. When/if remote testing becomes an option, information will be posted here. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time and hope everyone stays safe and well.


The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is offered at the Community College of Rhode Island. CLEP is sponsored by the College Board and offers you the opportunity to obtain college credit by examination. Many American colleges encourage students to take CLEP tests for credit in subjects they have mastered. People of all ages interested in pursuing a college education have reduced cost in time and money completing CLEP tests.

CLEP TESTS ARE COMPUTER-BASED. CLEP offers two types of 90-minute multiple choice tests. The General Examinations are designed to measure familiarity with material which would be covered in courses taken during the first two years of college to meet the general education or liberal arts requirements, and are offered in English Composition, Humanities, College Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences & History. Subject examinations are designed to measure knowledge and achievement usually covered in specific college courses.

To make an appointment students must send their completed CLEP Exam Registration Ticket (please include a daytime phone number) and a money order for the $30 test center fee (payable to CCRI) at least two weeks prior to the testing date. (No checks, cash or credit cards. )Test fee payment must be made through CLEP directly. Please visit clep.org and go to My Account portal to make your online payment.

List of CLEP exams available

You will need to bring a photo identification the day of the test (i.e. valid license, current passport, military ID, State ID and tribal ID)

Testing is available at either 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. on the Flanagan (Lincoln) Campus. Please indicate your time preference on your registration form.

Testing will be held on the following dates at the Flanagan (Lincoln) Campus:
Day of the week Date
   
   

**Testing is also available at the Knight (Warwick ) Campus, Liston (Providence) Campus, and Newport County Campus by appointment. Please call:

Knight - 401-825-2404
Liston - 401-455-6149
Newport - 401-851-1631

FOR DESCRIPTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS ABOUT THE TESTS YOU MAY BE REGISTERING FOR, VISIT CLEP ONLINE.

The Study Guide to the CLEP Examinations is now available in the Library at the Warwick, Lincoln and Providence Campuses at the Reserve Counter.

Mail your Exam Registration Ticket and payment to the campus you would like to test at:


Student Services Testing Center, Rm 1122
Community College of Rhode Island
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Student Services Testing Center Center, Rm 1044
Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Student Services Testing Center Center, Rm 140
Community College of Rhode Island
One John H. Chaffee Blvd.
Newport, RI 02840

Student Services Testing Center Center, Rm 1170
Community College of Rhode Island
One Hilton St
Providence, RI 02905

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