Get the CLEP Official Study Guide at Amazon.com or any bookstore. This book tells you all about taking a CLEP test, all about each CLEP exam, and has a CLEP practice test for each subject.
You also want to get a REA CLEP practice book for each test you take. (The 5 General Examination tests are all included in one REA book.) These books have a practice guide for the CLEP exam and 2-3 CLEP practice tests. If you get the books that come with CDs then you can take the practice tests on the computer, and the CD will score your test for you. It is highly recommended that you get the REA books with CDs.
3. Choose the college or testing center where you will test.
Some colleges will only test on certain days so you will want to schedule your CLEP test as soon as possible. Other colleges may allow you to call up the day before and schedule your test. If you are lucky enough to find one that allows this flexibility close by, then you can wait until later to schedule your test.
5. Make payment to college.
Colleges require a testing fee, usually around $25, even though a few may charge $50. Some colleges want you to pay as soon as you schedule your test. Others will allow you to pay them when you show up to take your test.
6. Study daily.
You will need to set aside about 2 or 3 hours daily to study. This is so you can focus and pass the CLEP test quickly. Most will be able to be passed in 2 or 3 weeks with this kind of intense study.
Read only the CLEP Official Study Guide introductory material at this time. After you have studied and know the material then you will take the Official CLEP practice test. Your score will tell you if you are ready to take the actual test.
Study your REA book and take the practice tests. Also, it is recommended that you enroll in and study InstantCert. If InstantCert doesnt have the flashcards for your test then you may want to enroll in SpeedyPrep.com.
7. When you are finished studying, take the Official CLEP practice test.
If you score at least 60%, you are probably ready to take the actual CLEP test.
If you havent scheduled your test, do so now. If required, pay the colleges testing fee.