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 your phone number) and a money order for the $30 test center fee (payable to CCRI) at least two weeks prior to the testing date. Cash, Check and Credit Card not accepted. Test fee payment must be made through CLEP directly. Please visit the CLEP website and go to My Account portal to make your online payment.

List of CLEP exams available

**Based upon availability testing is available during the week at the ACT Center in Warwick. Please call 401-825-2404 to schedule an appointment.
**Testing is available at the Newport Campus by appointment only. Please call 401-851-1631 to schedule your appointment.

You will need to bring two (2) forms of photo identification the day of the test. (i.e. valid drivers license, current passport, military ID, state ID, tribal ID card, college student ID card)

Testing is available at either 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Please be advised that College Composition & College Composition Modular w/Essay is only available at 8:30 a.m.

Please indicate your time preference on your registration form.

Testing will be held on the following dates at the Knight and Flanagan Campuses:
Saturday May 20, 2017
Saturday June 17, 2017
Saturday July 15, 2017
Saturday August 19, 2017
Saturday September 16, 2017
Saturday October 21, 2017
Saturday November 18, 2017
Saturday December 16, 2017
Testing also available BY APPOINTMENT at the Newport County Campus 401-851-1631


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:
Mailing Addresses

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

Visit CLEP Online

The CLEP Official Study Guide is now available at the Reserve Counter in the Warwick, Lincoln and Providence Campus' Libraries. 

Test fee payment must be made directly to CLEP. Prior to the testing date, send your completed CLEP Exam Registration Ticket and a  money order for the $30 test center fee (payable to CCRI) to the Testing Center on your campus of choice.

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Last Updated: 9/28/17