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CLEP Scheduling and Registration

Step 1: CLC Payment and Scheduling

Grayslake and Lakeshore

  • Must be done in person, at least 24 hours prior to test date
  • Pay $20 registration fee to CLC (non-refundable and non-transferrable); payments can be made at the Welcome and One Stop Center
  • Bring receipt to Testing Center
  • At the Testing Center, fill out CLEP appointment form with test, date and time to secure your test date
  • At Grayslake, CLEP exams are available on select Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • At Lakeshore, CLEP exams are available on 1st/3rd Mondays of each month at 6 p.m.
  • Testing spaces are limited to availability and scheduling is done on a first come-first served basis.To ensure availability of testing, it is recommended that you schedule well in advance.


  • CLEP testing is done by appointment. $20 registration fee may be paid on day of exam. Please call the Southlake Testing Center to schedule your exam.

Great Lakes Naval Base

  • Active duty military personnel may take CLEP and DSST exams at the Great Lakes Center, Great Lakes Naval Base and have their fees waived. Active duty military should call the Lakeshore Campus Testing Center in Waukegan for information about scheduling at Great Lakes. Military personnel testing at any other CLC location are subject to the standard CLEP fees as listed above.

Step 2: CLEP Registration and Payment

  • Must be done before arrival on test date
  • Create an account on “My Account” via
  • Register/prepay for your CLEP exam (You may also purchase study materials for CLEP at the link above.)
  • During registration, designate where your scores should be sent. (Your score report will be sent to one school at no additional cost, provided you select the school online prior to your exam. Requests for score transcripts made after the start of testing require fee payment to CLEP.)
  • Print your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket. (You will receive an email confirming your registration along with other pre/post-test day reminders.)

Step 3: Test Day

You will need to bring:

  • Registration ticket (Printed from CLEP website)
  • One form of acceptable photo identification (See below)

Acceptable forms of ID

  • Must be a government-issued photo ID
  • Current Passport
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • State or Province ID from the motor vehicle agency
  • Military ID
  • National ID
  • A tribal ID card
  • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship

Unacceptable forms of ID

  • Credit or Debit Cards of any kind
  • Social Security Card
  • Employee ID
  • Student ID
  • Any other ID not listed

Please note:  In order to take a scheduled CLEP exam, the ID presented by the candidate must be from the above list of acceptable forms of ID, must be current (not expired) and must include the candidate’s name, signature, and recognizable photograph.

If you have questions about the CLEP registration process, please contact your preferred Testing Center.