The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted prior learning assessment program and is offered by PHSC’s Testing Services. Visit the College Board website to learn more.

Subject Areas

Offers students a way to receive credit for 33 subject areas depending on what your Institution accepts.

  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Introductory Business Law
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
Composition and Literature
  • American Literature
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • College Composition
  • College Composition Modular
  • English Literature
  • Humanities
Foreign Languages
  • French Language Level I
  • French Language Level II
  • German Language Level I
  • German Language Level II
  • Spanish Language Level I
  • Spanish Language Level II
History and Social Sciences
  • American Government
  • History of the United States I
  • History of the United States II
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Social Sciences and History
  • Western Civilization I
  • Western Civilization II
Science and Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • College Algebra
  • College Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Precalculus

Time Limit

Typically 90 minutes. Depending on the exam.


Varies by exam taken.

Study Materials

The College Board has many resources to help you prepare for a CLEP exam.  Visit the College Board's CLEP Practice webpage for practice questions, tips, videos, and links to other study materials.

Modern States

Modern States, a non-profit education alliance, offers free online CLEP courses through the Freshman Year for Free program.  Modern States has partnered with edX, an online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT, to develop more than 30 freshman college courses. Each course is aligned with a CLEP subject and includes online lectures, quizzes, tests, and other features. Textbooks and materials are also provided online, free of charge.

Modern States currently offers a CLEP Voucher for the cost of a CLEP exam once the free online course and practice questions related to the exam are completed. For more information and to register, visit the Modern States' Freshman Year for Free website at


Pay the $90 CLEP fee, select test site, and print voucher. Pasco-Hernando State College charges a separate $20 proctor fee, payable on campus at the College Store.  


CLEP is available at the East, North, or West Campuses. 


  1. Register for a CLEP exam online at
  2. Once registered, schedule an appointment.