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College-Level Examination Program Information and Registration

PLEASE NOTE: All CLEP testing has been suspended until further notice.We will post updates as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

CLEP Test Takers Whose Registration Tickets Expired

Test takers whose registration tickets expired on or after March 1 due to the impact of COVID-19 are eligible to receive a CLEP exam voucher that would allow them to take an exam any time between now and June 30th, 2021.

If you purchased a registration ticket that has expired, please contact CLEP Services by emailing with "Exam Voucher – Coronavirus" in the subject line or by calling 800-257-9558. When contacting CLEP, please include your name, address, telephone number, and CLEP exam subject.

Please note that these vouchers are for students who purchased their registration tickets. If you registered for your CLEP exam using a voucher code from your school or another entity, please contact the person who provided the original voucher.

Information and Registration

CLEP Informational Video

Online study resources

CLEP® are nationally standardized credit-by-exam tests recognized by most institutions of higher education across the nation.

For RCC students

  • Consult with your counselor or advisor to ensure that the test supports your degree plan.

  • See tests, required scores and equivalent RCC course
  • The qualifying scores and number of credits granted are determined by the individual academic disciplines
  • Students with testing accommodations who would like to use their accommodations to take a CLEP test must speak with the Accessibility Services prior to scheduling a test date.

Other colleges set their own policies regarding CLEP® exams and credits granted. Contact your admissions officer or academic advisor to learn their CLEP® policy.

  1. All tests are given in Room 8348 of the Technology Center
  2. Cell phones and any other electronic devices are not allowed!


PLEASE NOTE: Please call our office before reserving your test date if you are planning to take a language exam.

Scheduling a CLEP Test at Our Center

  1. Complete the CLEP Reserve a Date form. If taking several tests, you may copy the registration form for each test. Receipt of the forms at least two weeks prior to the test would be greatly appreciated. Availability of space cannot be guaranteed if the registration form is not received on time.
  2. Registration Fee must be paid in advance in order to reserve a testing spot.
    • Personal checks or cash are not accepted. Please send one non-refundable $25.00 money order per test payable to the RCC Association along with Reserve a Date form to: Rockland Community College, Placement and Assessment, Technology Center Room 8340, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901
    • The $25 fee is waived for current or former SUNY Orange students who are veterans, on active duty, Reservists, or otherwise affiliated with the military. Spouses and dependents are also waived. Please bring your military ID, DD214, or another form of military documentation with you to the test as verification.

Optional Essays

Several exams (American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, College Composition Modular, and English Literature) have optional essays that accompany the multiple choice exam. You must check with your school to find out if the optional essay is required. The essays are required for SUNY Rockland students.

The College Composition Modular test is 70 minutes and the other three tests are 90 minutes long.

Register and Pay for CLEP Prior to Test Day

CLEP® exam payments must be made by test-takers online through the My Account portal at

Test takers must bring:

  • One form of valid and current government-issued identification and must contain a photograph and a signature. The name listed on your ID must exactly match the name printed on the ticket.
  • The CLEP Exam Registration Ticket.
  • Headphones if taking a CLEP world language exam.

Acceptable forms of identification include:
  • 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
  • National ID with name, photograph and signature
  • Tribal ID card with name, photograph and signature
  • A naturalization card or certificate or citizenship with name, photograph and signature
  • Military ID with name, photograph and signature
  • A Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) with name, photograph and signature

Please call our office at 845-574-4288 or 845-574-4525 if you have any further questions.

Look for these CLEP® test prep materials available through public libraries and bookstores:

  1. The Best Test Preparation CLEP Book
  2. Name of Exam The Easy Way
  3. The College Board CLEP Official Study Guide
  4. How to Prepare for the CLEP Exam
  5. Barron’s CLEP Study Guide
  6. CLEP E-books for digital devices (RCC Library)