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CLEP: College Level Examination Program

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of examinations, which allow students to show their knowledge in a wide range of subjects. The purpose of CLEP is to provide a means for students to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom.

All CLEP tests are offered by appointment. The student pays the $87.00 testing fee directly to CLEP. In addition, the student will pay a non-refundable administration fee of $30.00 to Blue Ridge CTC. If you have any questions regarding CLEP tests, please contact the Testing Center at 304-260-4380. You can also e-mail CLEP or go to

CLEP Testing at Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC proctors all CLEP Exams listed in the CLEP Brochure. CLEP exams are computer-based and each is 90 minutes long, with the exception of College Composition (120 min) and College Composition Modular (160 min) with essay. It is strongly recommended students study from a textbook used in a college level course related to the subject matter. Also, the CLEP study guide is helpful for taking practice tests. Blue Ridge CTC accepts ONLY the CLEP tests listed on the Blue Ridge CTC requirement sheet.

Dual Registration Information

  1. Select a CLEP Exam. For assistance selected a CLEP exam, students should contact their academic advisor or the Registrar’s Office.
  2. Pay for your CLEP Exam. The CLEP $87.00 testing fee is paid directly to CLEP through its official CLEP website and must be paid prior to the day of testing. Students create a user profile and pre-pay the $87.00 by credit or debit card for the exam.
  3. Print Your Voucher. Once account creation is completed and the CLEP fee has been paid, students print a non-refundable testing voucher, valid for 6 months. Students MUST bring the printed CLEP Voucher Ticket to the Testing Center.
  4. Register with Blue Ridge CTC. Students must schedule an appointment to take the CLEP exam at Blue Ridge CTC. Upon registration, students will pay a $30 nonrefundable administration fee.

Step 1: Schedule with CLEP

How To Schedule an Exam with Blue Ridge CTC

  1. Click on the Schedule Testing link below.
  2. Select your test from the group.
  3. Choose your exam.
  4. Select an exam date and time.
  5. Enter your personal information.
  6. Submit payment for any necessary fees. (Note: Testing fees vary based upon exam type)
  7. Select the Ready to Checkout to confirm your test.

Step 2: Schedule an BRCTC


The CLEP program has a policy that states that exam may not be retaken within a three month period. If the candidate retakes the exam during this period, the administration is considered invalid, the score is cancelled, and exam fees are forfeited.

CLEP may waive this policy for exams retaken after a three-month period upon special written request from an institution.

For more information, contact CLEP Services at 1-800-257-9558 or

Testing Policies

– Current Photo Id required.
– CLEP Voucher for exam required to complete assessment.
– Food, beverages & weapons not permitted in the Testing Center.
– Electronic devices & personal items stored in lockers provided.
– Only the exam candidate is allowed in the Testing Center.
– No unsupervised children. Childcare not provided.
– Examinees may not remove notes from the Testing Center.
– Calculators permitted for specific exams only & subject to inspection.
– No talking permitted during testing.
– Acts of dishonesty reported.

Day of Exam Requirements

Please bring the following items on the day of the CLEP exam:

  1. A current government-issued photo ID with signature
  2. A valid registration ticket  for each CLEP exam
  3. Receipt of scheduled exam showing payment of the $30.00 administration fee to Blue Ridge CTC.

No one will be allowed to test without a valid acceptable photo ID, CLEP Voucher, or registration ticket, and the receipt for the Blue Ridge CTC proctoring fee. 

CLEP Procedures

  1. CLEP exam credits are recorded as transfer credit with a CLEP Transcript on student’s transcript at the time the student enrolls at Blue Ridge CTC.
  2. Official CLEP score reports must be sent to the Registrar’s Office. Students can request official score reports by contacting The College Board at
  3. CLEP credit cannot be counted as part of the class load for financial aid purposes, or extracurricular scholarship eligibility.
  4. The maximum CLEP hours recorded on a Blue Ridge CTC transcript is 12 credit hours.
  5. Blue Ridge CTC has a list of recognized CLEP exams that it accepts for credit.  It is the student’s responsibility to verify with Registrar’s Office that the exam s/he takes will apply to his/her program of study.
  6. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an advisor prior to taking a CLEP exam.
  7. Every institution establishes its own policies regarding CLEP.  If the student chooses to transfer to another institution, s/he should be aware of the CLEP requirement, minimum scores, and credit awarded for CLEP exams.
  8. Credits are awarded for CLEP exams according to the policy in effect at the time of the CLEP transcript.
  9. Students can take two CLEP exams on any given exam date.
  10. Students may not repeat the same CLEP exam within three months of the initial testing date.
  11. CLEP has a standard passing score of 50 in all exams except in the foreign language exams.
  12. All CLEP testing is computer-based.  Students will receive unofficial CLEP transcript upon completion of the exam. (Exceptions: College Composition with essay and College Composition Modular with essay.)
  13. Blue Ridge CTC reserves the right to revise this policy without notice.


Registering for a CLEP Exam

CLEP Information for the Test Taker’s Booklet

Free Online CLEP Prep Courses



All test results are immediate except for the exams which require an essay. (These test scores will take approximately 3-4 weeks to receive as CLEP grades the essay.)

Blue Ridge CTC recognizes the following CLEP examinations:

Examination TitleMinimum Score RequiredCredit AwardedBRCTC Course Satisfied
Composition and Literature
American Literature506 hoursENGL 204, ENGL 199
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature503 hoursENGL 210
College Composition Modular without Essay503 HoursENGL 101
College Composition – English Composition with Essay506 HoursENGL 101 and ENGL 102
Foreign Languages
College French, Level 1506 hoursLANG 121
College French, Level 2599 hoursLANG 122
College Spanish, Level 1506 hoursLANG 111
College Spanish, Level 2639 hoursLANG 112
College German, Level 1506 hoursLANG 151
College German, Level 2609 hoursLANG 299
Science and Math
Biology506 hoursCAHS 101 & CAHS 102
Chemistry506 hoursCAHS 128 & CAHS 199
Natural Sciences506 hoursCAHS 103 & CAHS 104
College Mathematics503 hoursMATH 101
College Algebra503 hoursMATH 105
Pre Calculus503 hoursMATH 108
Calculus506 hoursMATH 207 & MATH 199
History and Social Sciences
American Government503 hoursPSCI 101
History of the United States I503 hoursHIST 201
Early Colonization to 1877
History of the United States II503 hoursHIST 202
1865 to the Present
Human Growth and Development503 hoursCAHS 201
Introduction to Educational Psychology503 hoursEDUC 220
Introduction to Psychology503 hoursPSYC 203
Introduction to Sociology503 hoursSOCI 203
Principles of Macroeconomics503 hoursECON 205
Principles of Microeconomics503 hoursECON 206
Western Civilization I503 hoursHIST 101
Western Civilization II503 hoursHIST 102
Financial Accounting503 hoursACCT 201
Information System503 hoursCAS 111
Introductory Business Law503 hoursLGST 212
Principles of Management503 hoursBUSN 218
Principles of Marketing503 hoursBUSN 210


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