College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

About CLEP

You can receive credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 CLEP examinations. All CLEP exams are Internet-based, allowing for instant score reports (except for College Composition), year-round testing, and "rights-only" scoring--no penalty for guessing.

The "Get Started" link will connect you to the CLEP site where you can create an account that will enable you to register for a CLEP exam and pay your exam fee. Get Started with CLEP

No CLEP credit will be awarded by Chipola College for any course in which a student has previously been enrolled or earned credit. You may not repeat an exam of the same title within six months of the initial testing date. If you retake the exam within the six-month period, your administration will be considered invalid, your scores will be canceled and all test fees will be forfeited.

CLEP Schedule

CLEP exams are offered  on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Register for tthe CLEP exams at  Make sure to print your registration ticket to present on your test date. After you have registered for a CLEP exam, you must then make a test appointment with the Testing Center using the online scheduling tool RegisterBlast. Payment of an administration fee of $18.50 will be required when the exam appointment is made. The CLEP will NOT be offered during finals and college registration dates which are listed on the Chipola College calendar.

Identification Requirements

Each candidate must present one form of identification.The ID must be a valid government-issued photo ID with a signature. The name on the registration ticket must be EXACT match to the ID. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • A valid driver's license
  • A current state or federal ID card
  • A military ID
  • A current passport
  • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
  • A national ID card


You will be required to pay for your exam during the CLEP registration process. Your registration ticket will contain a voucher number that you must present as proof of payment at the time of testing. You will also need to enter the voucher number when you schedule your appointment on RegisterBlast.

CLEP Credit Equivalency

The College-Level Examination Program, unlike Advanced Placement, is not built around a curriculum, but rather is designed to test students’ knowledge on a variety of college-level subjects, regardless of where they may have learned the material. CLEP exams are developed by committees of college faculty who design questions based on what is typically covered in lower-level college courses and who set passing standards for the exams (scores are not longer based on studies of student performance in college courses). With the new computer-based tests, new questions are constantly being added, especially in rapidly-changing fields such as Computer Science. The typical passing score on computer-based CLEP exams for general education purposes is 50, although paper and pencil versions will be different.

Chipola College will award college credits for qualifying College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examination scores per FAC 6A-10 guidelines and the Articulation Coordinating Committee Credit-By-Exam Equivalents, adopted September 19, 2001, as follows:

1. Since a grade of “P” for passing will be assigned, no grade points will be assigned for credits awarded through the CLEP Program.
2. Determination of the specific college courses or subject areas for which credits are awarded will be determined by the College Testing Center, guided by the equivalency matrix below, upon receipt of official CLEP examination results.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Course/Subject Equivalents

Current CLEP General Examinations TEST TITLES Score Score of 50 Course Credit
College Composition 50 ENC 1101 4
Humanities 50 No direct equivalency** n/a
Mathematics, College 50 MGF 1106 or MGF 1107 3
Natural Science 50 No direct equivalency** n/a
Social Sciences and History 50 No direct equivalency** n/a

* Recommend English Composition with Essay examination instead.

** Recommend specific subject examinations instead.


Current CLEP Subject Examinations

Test Title Minimum Score Course Credit
American Government 50 POS 2041  
American Literature  50 AML 2010 3
55 AML 2010 & AML 2020 6
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 No direct equivalency  
Biology, General 50 BSC 1005  
Calculus 50 MAC 2233  
Chemistry, General 50 CHM 1030  
College Algebra 50 MAC 1105  
Precalculus Algebra 50 MAC 1140  
English Literature  50 ENL 2011 3
55 ENL 2011 & 2022 6
Financial Accounting 50 ACG 2021  
French Language, College Level  50 FRE 1120 3
59 FRE 1120 & 1121 6
German Language, College Level 50 No direct equivalency  
History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 AMH 2010  
History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present 50 AMH 2020  
Human Growth & Development 50 DEP 2004  
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 No direct equivalency  
Introduction to Business Law 50 BUL 2131  
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 No direct equivalency  
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 2012  
Introductory Sociology 50 SYG 1000  
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 EC0 2013  
Principles of Management 50 MAN 2021  
Principles of Marketing 50 MAR 2011  
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 2023  
Spanish Language, College Level  50 SPN 1120 4
63 SPN 1120 & 1121 8
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 EUH 1000  
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 50 EUH 1001