In 2008, Faith Builders began offering the College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®), a credit-by-examination program that gives students the opportunity to earn college credit by earning qualifying scores on exams. CLEP exams are computer-based and administered on computer at Faith Builders. Nearly 3,000 colleges and universities grant credit or advanced standing based on CLEP exam performance. Each college sets its own CLEP policy, so it is important to determine the specifics of an institution's policy, such as the exams for which they grant credit and how many credits they grant. However, it is not necessary to be enrolled in college in order to take a CLEP test. Faith Builders offers course exemptions for selected CLEP exams. Up to 12 credits from CLEP examinations may be applied to requirements in FB's tracks of study. Contact the office to request a brochure showing the examinations available and FBTI course exemptions.
CLEP exams offer a low-cost method for earning college credit. At $92 ($77 for the exam plus $20 administration fee for FBEP students, $25 for non-FBEP students), each exam is a fraction of the tuition required for a similar college course. The 90-minute, computer-based exams are offered in more than 34 subjects, ranging from U.S. History, Spanish, and College Algebra to American Literature, Western Civilization, and Financial Accounting. Students receive their scores immediately upon completion of the exam (except for College Composition).