CLEP and DSST Exam Requests

Each year, nearly 50,000 military service members as well as eligible spouses and civil service employees take CLEP or DSST exams to reach their education goals. Because the exams are funded through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), you could have your exam fee waived if you are eligible.

CCBC is a DANTES Fully Funded Test Center. Before you register for a CLEP or DSST exam, review your DANTES eligibility to find out if you're qualified to receive benefits.

Appointments can be made up to a few weeks in advance. The appointment system usually opens by the 15th of each month for the next month. For example, February appointments are available by January 15.

CLEP appointment steps

Choose a location: Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex or Owings Mills and complete these steps to submit your request:

  1. Choose a group: Proctoring Services for Non-CCBC coursework/vendor fee-based exams.
  2. Choose a group: CLEP.
  3. Choose an exam: Select one of CLEP’s official exam titles.
  4. Choose a date: Select an available date.
  5. Choose a time: Select an available time.
  6. Who is taking this exam? Enter test taker details.
  7. Exam guideline acknowledgement: Read the exam guideline acknowledgement statements and agree to follow the guidelines.
  8. Needed Information: Enter additional needed information.
  9. Add to cart.
  10. Finalize Registration and pay test fee for proctoring service.

DSST appointment steps

Choose a location: Catonsville or Essex and complete these steps to submit your request:

  1. Choose a group: Proctoring Services for Non-CCBC coursework/vendor fee-based exams.
  2. Choose a group: DSST.
  3. Choose an exam: Select one of DSST’s official exam titles.*
  4. Choose a date: Select an available date.
  5. Choose a time: Select an available time.
  6. Who is taking this exam? Enter test taker details.
  7. Exam guideline acknowledgement: Read exam guideline acknowledgement statements and agree to follow the guidelines.
  8. Needed Information: Enter additional needed information.
  9. Add to cart.
  10. Finalize Registration and pay test fee for proctoring service.

*CCBC does not accept nor does the CCBC Testing Center administer the DSST Public Speaking exam. Please contact DSST to locate an authorized DSST Testing Center that administers the DSST Public Speaking exam.