College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States today, helping students of all ages to earn credit for what they already know. Students can earn from 3 to 12 college credits toward a college degree for each CLEP exam taken, depending on the exam subject and the policy of the college or university. LIBI accepts up to 30 CLEP credits.

The tests are:

  • Available in 33 college-level, introductory subjects.
  • Offered every Wednesday at 2:30 PM, in room M308.
    (Queens Campus)
    136-18 39th Avenue, 5th Floor, Flushing, NY 11354.
  • Offered every Tuesday and Friday at 2:30 PM , in room 303.
    (NYC Extension Center)
    232 W 40th Street, 9th floor, New York, NY 10018.
  • Timed and 90-minutes long.
  • Exam fees:

  • The exam fee is $80. CLEP exams are FREE for active duty military personnel,find out more!
  • The test center fee is $15 for LIBI students and $27 for other students. Payable by credit/debit card, cash or money order.

    To get started with CLEP, please click here.

    Five Main Steps to Take the CLEP Exam:

  • Find out your institution's CLEP credit policy.
  • Decide which exam(s) to take. Read the exam descriptions of all 33 exams to find the right one for you. Then, get more details and try sample exam questions.
  • Register to take an exam: You can create and manage your personal account through the My Account registration portal. The registration platform will allow you to register for a CLEP exam 24/7, manage your personal information any time prior to taking the exam, search for test centers, select your score recipient institution, and purchase study materials. Please Note: Exams and e-guides are refundable for up to 7 days from the date of purchase. Study guides are refundable for up to 30 days from the date of purchase. The complete refund policy is clearly listed in My Account. Once you register, make sure to print your registration ticket to present to the TEST CENTER ON TEST DAY. Register today!
  • Schedule test day with your test center. Please follow the steps in Section 3.
  • Prepare for your exam(s). Several study guides and resources are available to help you prepare for CLEP exam(s). Access CLEP Exam Guides, The Official CLEP Study Guide, and other study resources.

  • Please make your money order out to Long Island Business Institute. Please notify us one week prior to the test date, if special accommodations (e.g., extended time) are needed.
  • All candidates must register in advance, during the week prior to taking the test, and no later than Friday 12:00 pm. All students interested MUST send an email to with the following information:
                (1) * Name:
                (2) * Date of Birth:
                (3) * Email:
                (4) * Phone Number:
                (5) * Exam Title:
                (6) * Requested Test Date: (mm/dd/yy) and Time: (00:00)
                (7) * Location: (NYC Extension Center OR Queens)
                (8) Method of Payment: (Credit Card / Debit Card / Cash / Money Order)
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    SEATS ARE LIMITED. You will receive a confirmation by email from, within 24 hours after you have submitted your application.

    Please be sure to print your CLEP registration ticket to present at the TEST CENTER ON TEST DAY.

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