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About DSST

The DSST Program (formerly known as the DANTES Program) is a credit-by-exam testing program provided by Prometric, Inc.

Colleges, universities, and corporations use the DSST Program to measure knowledge in a particular subject area. Based on the achievement of a passing test score, candidates can receive college credit and continuing education credit to speed themselves to competency and life changing credentials. Each institution determines its passing score requirements for a DSST.

The DSST Program offers over 30 test titles in a wide range of college-level academic, technical, and business subjects. Some of the test areas are in subjects that people may have been introduced to through a hobby or special interest (e.g. astronomy, anthropology, and art), while other tests cover material that individuals have learned on the job, such as financial accounting, banking, personnel supervision, and law enforcement.

In summary, non-traditional returning adults, corporate trainees, as well as military members, use DSST on a regular basis.

To Register for a DSST Exam

Please visit to schedule an appointment and pay for your exam.

For more information or to take a practice DSST exam, please visit