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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

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 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
Thursday June 13, 2019
Thursday June 20, 2019
Thursday July 11, 2019
Thursday July 25, 2019
Thursday August 8, 2019
Thursday August 15, 2019
Thursday September 19, 2019
Thursday September 26, 2019
Thursday October 10, 2019
Thursday October 24, 2019

Testing will be held on the following dates and times at the Liston (Providence) Campus:
Day of the week Date Time

**Based upon availability testing is available during the week at the ACT Center on the Knight (Warwick) Campus. Please call 401-825-2404 to schedule an appointment.

**Testing is available at the Newport County Campus weekdays by appointment. Please call 401-851-1631 to schedule your appointment.


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:

Jean Lovett
Student Services
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Tania Arriaran
ACT Center
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Jane Gilman
Testing Center
One John H. Chaffee Blvd.
Newport, RI 02840
*by appointment only
Kathi Moore
Testing Center
One Hilton St
Providence, RI 02905