Policies and Procedures

The National Testing Centers operated by Hawaii Pacific University is open to all Active Duty Service Members, Reserve component, Military spouse and family members, and DoD employees.  All testing candidates must have a valid DoD identification card.  As outlined in our MOU with the Military, the testing sites cannot offer services to any candidate without valid identification, even scheduled appointments.

DANTES funds administrative and testing fees for selected groups:

  • Military personnel (active duty, reserve, National Guard): Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army and Air National Guard
  • Spouses and civilian employees of: Air Force Reserve, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Coast Guard (active and reserve)
  • Non Traditional Education Support (DANTES) will no longer fund CLEP exams for spouses and civilians of the Air National Guard.

Veterans, Dependents/spouse of Active Duty Military, Inactive Guard or Reserve, Coast Guard Auxiliary:

The $20 cash only administrative fee is due when you come in to take your exam and must be paid at the HPU office prior to testing. An $80 testing fee are non refundable and paid when you register and order your test online for CLEP. All DSST exams are paid on the day of testing and the Test Administrator will guide you through this process.

DSST and CLEP only accepts credit/debit cards.

Copied from http://clep.collegeboard.org/military

A DANTES eligibility chart is available online. 

CLEP Exams

Please register online for an account for CLEP.  After registering for an account, please order your exam and print your registration ticket to bring with you on the day you test. Please follow the link to get started.


DSST Exams

Please register online for an account with DSST. After you have registered for an account, just remember to bring your username/password with you on the day you test. The Test administrator will help you to order you exams at the test center. Please follow the link to get started.


*All bases are on a walk-in basis, which do not require appointments or prior notification of your intent to test.

The Test Administrator will help get you situated for your exam. Please see our Hours and Locations page for times.

Pearson Vue

Technical and professional certifications offered through Pearson Vue are not eligible for walk-in status and must be scheduled online.  Please note if this is your first registration for any Pearson Vue exam, you will be prompted to create a profile.  By default, Pearson Vue will send you a link to the civilian portal once your profile is verified.  Select the link on this page if you wish to utilize test centers on Military facilities.

Pearson Vue exams include, but are not limited to, CompTIA (A+, Security+, Network+, etc), NREMT, CIW, Cisco, Excelsior College Exams.


Registration for the  graduate management admission test is completed online.  The website lists the current exam fee, test preparation resources, and as well as articles relevant to B-School aspirants.

Under certain circumstances, the GMAT is eligible for reimbursement.   Please consult this site.

The reimbursement request form is available here.


Send commits or questions to: mcptesting@hpu.edu

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