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CLEP Policies and Regulations

Use of the following items in the testing room is strictly prohibited unless an approved exception has been specified by CLEP Services at 1-800-257-9558.

Prohibited Items:

  • Calculators (a calculator function is built into the software for those tests that require calculator use)
  • Cellular phones/pagers, beepers, walkie talkies, PDA’s or wireless communication devices (e.g., BlackBerry)
  • Food, beverages, or tobacco products
  • Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement)
  • Hoodies
  • Calculator watches
  • Digital watches (wrist or pocket), alarm watches, or wristwatch cameras
  • Digital cameras
  • Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, reference materials
  • Papers of any kind (except for authorized scratch paper provided by the center and your Confirmation/Admission letter)
  • Slide rules, protractors, compasses, rulers
  • Highlighter pens and/or colored pens and pencils
  • Listening devices, radios with headphones, recorders, iPods
  • Copying or photographic devices
  • Transmission or receiving devices
  • Any device capable of recording audio, photographic or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content
  • Mechanical pencils or any type of pen
  • Non-medical electronic devices (laptop computers, digital assistants)
  • Flash/thumb drives or any other portable electronic storage device
  • Candidate-provided keyboards
  • Any other unauthorized testing aids
  • Weapons or firearms

Backpacks, fanny packs, purses, wallets, outdoor wear, and any other personal items should be placed under the individual's chair or in another location such that a proctor would be able to notice if the individual attempted to access the items.

Individuals arriving at the test center with prohibited items will be told that they cannot bring them into the testing room.