Obtaining Your High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

GED testing

GED testing

If you never had the opportunity to complete your high school diploma, you can earn a GED (General Educational Development) now and get the full advantage of a high school diploma.


It’s beneficial it to get your GED. Those who have a diploma or GED earn better wages than those who don’t. Also, many jobs and training programs now require a GED or high school diploma.


What is the GED (General Educational Development) ?

The GED tests four subjects: Literacy, Social Studies, Science, a


nd Math. You have to pass all four subjects, but you can take them one at a time. You can also retake any subject that you failed. The new GED test started in January 2014, so if you took subjects of the old test before then, you will have to retake all four new subjects. Find out more by googling “Learn about the GED”.

Where do I take the GED?

You take the test at a testing center, which is usually a communit


y college or adult education center. When you click on “Learn about the GED” at the bottom of this page, you’ll be able to locate your nearest GED test center.

How can I get ready to take the GED?

You’ll find study guides when


you Google “Learn about the GED”.  You can also register for GED classes at your local Adult Basic Education site.

How much does it cost?

It varies.  Different states charge separate fees to take the GED. In other states it’s free. You can find out how much it is in your state when you Google “Learn about the GED”.