CLEP Testing Information

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Before registering for a CLEP exam, check with an advisor at your college/university to determine whether CLEP credits will be accepted for your degree requirements. TVCC administers all CLEP exams; however, not all exams are accepted by TVCC. A student transferring to any four-year institution or another community college should check with that institution to determine whether CLEP credits will be accepted.

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to earn college credit for knowledge you have obtained through professional experience, prior academic study, and/or independent study. CLEP examinations are offered in several academic subjects.  Each exam is 90 minutes long.

CLEP Exams Accepted by TVCC


There are two separate fees for the CLEP examination:

  1. $15 per exam - payable to TVCC for proctoring this test. If you are taking an exam with an optional essay, there is an additional $10 fee. Please pay this fee in the Student Services Center prior to the reporting to the Test Center.

  2. $85 per exam - You must go to the CLEP website ( to pay for your CLEP test. You will be given a voucher which you will need to bring with you when you test.

Test Schedule

CLEP tests are given on Wednesdays by appointment only.

To schedule a CLEP exam, call the testing center at 541 881-5799 or email us at

The test center is available when the Campus is open and hours for Ontario and Caldwell testing centers can be found HERE.

What to bring

  • One form of identification.  Your primary identification must be government-issued photo ID with a signature (state issued driver's license, state issued identification card, passport).

Prohibited Items

  • Calculators. (A calculator function is built into the software for those exams that require a calculator.)
  • Cellular phones/pagers, beepers, walkie-talkies, PDAs, or wireless communication devices (e.g., BlackBerries).
  • All digital watches (wrist or pocket), alarm watches, wristwatch cameras.
  • Any kind of photographic or copying device.
  • Listening devices such as radios, players with headphones, or recorders.
  • Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, or reference materials.
  • Papers of any kind. Scratch paper will be provided by the test center.
  • Mechanical pencils or any type of pen or highlighter.
  • Slide rules, protractors, compasses, or rulers.
  • Food, beverages, or tobacco products.
  • Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement).

For more information visit the CLEP web site at