2 years of college. About 70 percent of Navy
examinees successfully pass the CLEP tests. This is a
strong motivator for career personnel. Personnel who
already possess credit for service schools and work
experience may earn an associate degree more quickly
by successfully completing CLEP tests. CLEP subject
examinations are also available. They measure
knowledge of basic concepts, principles, relationships,
and applications involved in college courses with the
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs)
include a series of examinations in academic subject
matter areas not usually covered under CLEP. The
D S S T p r o g r a m i n c l u d e s a p p r o x i m a t e l y 3 6
undergraduate-level college subjects. Similar to final
examinations, DSSTs demand a comprehensive
knowledge of the subject. The examinations are
multiple-choice and, unlike other examinations, are
not timed. Personnel may earn 3 semester hours of
credit for each DSST, as recommended by the
American Council on Education (ACE). DSSTs are
just another source from which Navy personnel can
earn college credit.
Regents College Examination Program
Regents College Examinations, formerly the
American College Testing Proficiency Examination
Program (ACT/PEP), are used to meet specific college
degree requirements of the Regents College degrees
and are accepted by many other colleges. The Regents
College Examinations (RCEs) were developed by the
University of the State of New York. The RCEs are
available to all active-duty military personnel. Over
35 separate RCEs are available in the areas of art and
sciences, business, education, and nursing. Military
members may earn academic credit from many
colleges and universities for successfully completing
Q38. What handbook do you consult for full details on
DANTES examinations and test services?
Q39. DANTES Examinations Program is not
authorized for what personnel?
Q40. You can earn what type of equivalency certificate
through the GED Testing Program?
Q41. In what reference can you find information on the
GED Testing Program?
Q42. What qualifications do college admission
Q43. What exams/tests are qualifications for college
admission examinations based on?
Q44. The CLEP general examinations consist of a
battery of how many tests?
Q45. The DSST program includes approximately how
many undergraduate-level college subjects?
Q46. Who developed the Regents College
Examinations Program (RCE)?
Q47. In what areas are over 35 separate RCE
DANTES provides certification examinations in
several professional and technical areas. The
sponsoring professional or technical association
provides these examinations. These examinations are
a good way for Navy members to obtain civilian
r e c o g n i t i o n f o r t h e i r N a v y t r a i n i n g w h i le
d e m o n s t r a t i n g a h i g h l e v e l o f p r o f e s s i o n al
competence. Navy College Office test control officers
are authorized to administer these examinations and
there is a fee required for most.
There are about 30 certification examinations
available. In addition to receiving certification, the
American Council on Education (ACE) has reviewed
four certification examinations for college credit. The
local Navy College Office or the DANTES staff can
provide members with details about certification
If you have access to the Internet, you can get more
information on the DANTES Certification Program at
Q48. Who p rovides selected certification
examinations in several professional and
Q49. Who is authorized to administer certification
Q50. How many certification examinations are
DANTES offers free interest inventories and
aptitude tests to measure interest in different job fields
and academic areas. They are primarily used by