Testing Center

GED Testing Information

As of January 2, 2014, all GED testing is computer-based. The Braille test is still offered in paper-and-pencil format.

All GED examinees/students need to have an active email account in order to complete the new GED registration process. Free email accounts can be created at www.gmail.com or www.hotmail.com or at www.yahoo.com.

To register, pay for, and schedule your GED tests, you can go to http://www.ged.com. If you need testing accommodations, there is a question you can check and information will be provided on what needs to be done. If you have any questions or need assistance with your online registration, please contact Pearson VUE Customer Care at 1-877-392-6433.

Registration is required a minimum of 24 hours prior to the testing date/time you want to schedule. Seating is limited so early registration is strongly recommended. Cancellations must be made with Pearson VUE at http://pearsonvue.com 24 hours in advance or examinees/students will not be reimbursed for a missed test.

GED Testing Hours

Tue. OPEN TESTING 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wed./Thur. OPEN TESTING 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
(There is no GED testing on Mondays, Fridays or on National Holidays.)


Eligibility Requirements for GED Testing:

An examinee must not have graduated from an accredited high school or received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.

An examinee must not be enrolled in a regular high school.

An examinee must be at least 16 years of age. If you are under the age of 19, you must provide us with a release form from high school or school district in which you currently reside, or a notarized form we provide if you have been home schooled. If you do not have the required form with you, we cannot test you until you do.

An examinee must present a current picture I.D. that verifies name, signature and birth date. No expired or hole-punched ID will be accepted. (NO GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID, NO TESTING ALLOWED!)

An examinee must be a Washington resident or must have a Washington mailing address.

All materials needed for testing will be provided. Personal items need to be left at home or placed in our storage cubbies before testing. Personal items include backpacks, hats, coats, jackets, sweaters, cell phones, pagers, CD players, iPods, cameras and other electronic equipment. Use of any electronic device is strictly prohibited! 

Test Scores: You will receive a form after you complete your day's tests with instructions on how to access your GED test scores.

Test Fees: $120.00 for complete test; $30.00/per test.

You can pay for exams with a credit or debit card during the registration process. If you do not have a credit or debit card, reloadable pre-paid credit cards (MasterCard or VISA) are accepted. Third parties (agencies, community colleges, universities, family members, etc.) can use a personal credit card to purchase vouchers from the Pearson VUE Voucher Store at their web address http://www.pearsonvue.com/vouchers/pricelist/ged.asp.

Test Time Limits:

Reasoning through Language Arts 155 minutes 2 hours 35 minutes
Social Studies 95 minutes 1 hour 35 minutes
Science 95 minutes 1 hour 35 minutes
Mathematical Reasoning 115 minutes 1 hour 55 minutes

On the day of testing, please check in at our Testing Center at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled test times so we can complete the admissions process. This will allow us to start your test according to the time you scheduled.

Please be aware that you can schedule more than one test on any testing day, but you will not be able to take all four GED tests in one day.

Learn more about GED testing and your options once you've earned your GED Certificate by accessing your MyGED account at http://www.ged.com.

Preparatory classes are available through the Developmental Education Department 425.640.1593.