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CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

Test Description: CLEP examinations measure knowledge of the material usually covered in courses during the first two years of college.  Some examinations may be used to meet Liberal Arts Core requirements, while others may be used as credit for specific college courses. UNI offers and accepts credit from 21 of the exams offered through the CLEP program.  For a complete list, view CLEP examinations accepted by UNI.  CLEP exam-takers include adults just entering or returning to school, military service members, and traditional college students. UNI is a certified CLEP center that serves both UNI and non-UNI students.  This exam is computer-based.

Registration: First, a CLEP test-taker is required to register and pay their exam fee in advance through "My Account" at  Once you register online, be sure to print your registration ticket with the voucher number to present to the test center on test day.  Next, the student schedules and pays a proctor fee at the UNI Examination Services office located in ITTC 007 at least three days prior to the exam date.  

Test Fees: The fees are $25 to the university for proctoring and $80 exam fee for CLEP registration. The $25 proctoring fee can be paid via cash or check payable to the University of Northern Iowa. 

ID Requirement: On exam day you must present a valid, government-issued ID (such as driver’s license or passport) that has both a photo and a signature. Your registration ticket with the voucher number is also required for the day of the test.

Test Dates: Check with Examination Services at (319) 273-6023 for available test dates.