CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of computerized, multiple-choice examinations that allow individuals to earn college credit for what they already know, regardless of where they learned it.

Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an official CLEP testing center. For information on specific examinations and academic credit, view the CLEP Equivalency Policy.

You may register for and purchase a CLEP exam from the CLEP website then schedule your exam with Bristol.

Scheduling Your Exam

Bristol’s CLEP Center is located at the Fall River campus. To schedule your CLEP test, please select from the available testing dates below. You may only request one date and time. You must present your CLEP ticket to the Bristol Testing Center on exam day. 

By registering for an exam, you are responsible for the $25* administrative fee. This is non-refundable. The Testing Center will send you instructions on how to pay your bill.  *Free to DANTES funded examinees.

To request testing accommodations due to a documented disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 774.357.2955 or

Fall River

Take the Test

Please arrive at the Testing Center (G218) 15 minutes prior to test time and bring the following:

  • Your CLEP registration ticket
  • One form of identification. See the CLEP website for accepted forms of ID.

Test Results/Retests

  • Score Reports are available immediately for all examinations (except for those requiring an essay).
  • In the event a student does not receive a passing score, examinations may be repeated. Three months must elapse from the original test date and the retake.