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CLEP - Prohibited Items

Use of the following items in the testing room is strictly prohibited unless an approved exception has been specified by CLEP Services at (800) 257-9558 or (212) 237-1331. Inform candidates who arrive at the test center with such testing aids that they may not bring them into the testing room.

  • Calculators (a calculator function is built into the software for those tests that require calculator use)

  • Listening devices including, but not limited to cellular phones/pagers, beepers, walkie talkies, PDAs, or wireless communication devices (e.g., smartphone, tablet, mp3 player)

  • Any device capable of recording audio, photographic, or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back content, through such means as digital cameras or video cameras

  • Food, beverages, or tobacco products

  • Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement)

  • Hooded sweatshirts or sweaters

  • Calculator watches

  • Digital watches (wrist or pocket), alarm watches, or wristwatch cameras

  • Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, reference materials

  • Papers of any kind (except for authorized scratch paper provided by the center). If the candidate has a paper copy of his/her CLEP exam registration ticket, it must be put away with other prohibited items and not taken into the testing room.

  • Slide rules, protractors, compasses, rulers

  • Highlighter pens and/or colored pens and pencils

  • Copying devices

  • Transmission or receiving devices

  • Mechanical pencils or any type of pen

  • Nonmedical 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

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