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Test Day

If you are taking the Official CLT on one of our public, Saturday test dates, please see the Student CLT Test Day Checklist.

General Instructions for the Public Official CLT

If you are taking the Official CLT, CLT10, or CLT8 in school, your school will provide you with instructions.

If you are taking the CLT10 or CLT8 at home, instructions will be emailed to both your email and your emergency contact email.

For the Public Official CLT: What to Bring to the Testing Room : 

A photo ID. This includes your passport, driver’s license or permit (photo included), state ID, Military ID/Military Dependent ID (if photo is included), high school ID (current year only), HSLDA student ID (current year only), or CLT Student ID. Other forms of ID are not currently accepted.  

Your electronic device on which to take the exam: tablet or laptop (should include one of the major modern browsers, e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer/Edge, Safari.

Writing instrument - pencil or pen. (Scrap paper will be provided.)

Standard Test Start Time 

8:00 am Hawaii Time

9:00 am Pacific Time, Mountain Time, and Alaska Time

10:00 am Eastern Time and Central Time
All students should arrive 15 minutes prior to the exam start time. Doors will be closed promptly at the start time.

Test Exit Time

Students who complete sections early will be required to sit quietly for the duration of the time for that section. Students should expect to leave about 2 hours and 50 minutes after the test start time, or 3 hours and 25 minutes for students who choose to take the Optional Essay Section.

Once again, please see the Student CLT Test Day Checklist.