Parent Question: What ID does my daughter need for CLEP?

HS4CC parent Becky asks “I have a CLEP question. What ID does my daughter need? What ID can I get for her the fastest?” This is really 2 questions, but let’s answer them both!

CLEP ID Requirements (College Board)

CLEP offers remote (at home) proctoring or taking the exam at a testing center near your home, but in both cases, you still must have a valid ID.

Identification: Your driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued identification that includes your photograph and signature. You will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area if you take the test in person. If you take the test at home, you’ll need to show this on your webcam. 

The last name on your ID must match the name on your registration ticket. The ID must meet the following criteria:

  • Be government-issued.
  • Be an original document—photocopied documents are not acceptable.
  • Be valid and current—expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable, no matter how recently they may have expired.
  • Bear the test taker’s full name, in English language characters, exactly as it appears on the registration ticket, including the order of the names.
  • Middle initials are optional and only need to match the first letter of the middle name when present on both the ticket and the identification.
  • Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test taker.
  • Include the test taker’s signature.
  • Be in good condition with clearly legible text and a clearly visible photograph.
  • Military test takers must bring their military ID.
  • Homeschooled students and high school students: If you do not have the required government-issued ID, please complete a Student ID Form (.pdf/55 KB) which is valid for one year. The form must be accompanied by a recognizable photo with a school or notary seal overlapping the photo. The form must be signed in front of a school official or notary. If you fail to present appropriate identification, you will not be tested.
  • Examples of other types of acceptable identification include:
    • Government-issued passport with name, photograph and signature
    • Driver’s license with name, photograph, and signature
    • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph, and signature
    • Military ID with name, photograph, and electronic signature
    • National ID with name, photograph, and signature
    • Tribal ID card with name, photograph, and signature
    • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship with name, photograph, and signature
    • A Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) with name, photograph, and signature
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Fastest type of ID

For CLEP, the ID must be government issued. If your teen already has a state-issued driver’s permit or driver’s license, you are already covered. If you don’t have either of those, the fastest option will be a state-issued Identification card.

State issued ID cards are available in all 50 states are are considered acceptable for employment eligibility requirements too. In most states, the ID card will cost under $20 and should be available the same day. Be sure to contact your DMV’s website or office to find out if you need to make an appointment. COVID has changed the procedure for many states, and walk-ins may be turned away. Please check this in advance to be sure. State ID requirements may vary slightly depending on where you live, but your state’s DMV website will include everything you need to know about obtaining a state ID for your daughter.

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