GED Test Requirements in Florida

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Thinking of taking the GED exam in Florida? Since each state does things a little differently, it’s important to get the facts about the state where you plan to test. Read on for the GED Florida test requirements.

How Old Do I Have to be to Take the GED in Florida?

To take the GED, Florida requires that you be at least 18 years old (unless you meet certain requirements for an exception). You must never have completed high school and not be currently enrolled in high school.

For those underage, you need the approval of your local school district. If you are 16 or 17 and want to take the GED, Florida has an Underage Waiver Form that must be completed by the Florida school district where you live. To be eligible, you have to meet the conditions set by your school district. Contact your district representative for information. If you meet the requirements, the representative can submit the waiver on your behalf so that you can test.

Do I Have to Live in Florida to Take the GED There?

No, there is no residency requirement. Out-of-state testers are welcome to take the GED exam in Florida. However, a Florida GED exam can only be used toward a Florida GED credential. So, for example, if you are a Louisiana resident and you take the test in Florida, your GED credential will say Florida, not Louisiana.

Likewise, if you’re a Florida resident, you can take the GED test in another state that allows out-of-state testing (check with them, as not all do), but your credential would then list that state and not Florida.

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How Much Does it Cost to Take the GED in Florida?

In Florida, the total cost of the GED is $128 ($32 for each of the four subject tests).

Reasoning Through Language Arts$32
Mathematical Reasoning$32
Social Studies $32

If you have to retake any subject test, you can do so at a reduced rate of $12 per subject test (up to 2 retakes; after that, the price returns to $32).

What Do I Have to Do to Prepare for the GED in Florida?

Legally, you are not required to do anything to prepare for the GED exam. There aren’t any required courses or practice tests. Simply sign up for the exam using MyGED.

Practically, though, it’s definitely a good idea to come in prepared. There are lots of ways to ensure that you walk in with confidence on test day.

If you want to take a class locally, the Florida Department of Education has a list of locations offering GED preparation programs by county.

MyGED also has a locator tool to help you find an adult education center near you. Just click on the “Study” tab, then “GED Test Prep Centers.”

If you’re thinking of prepping on your own, our list of 5 Ways to Study for the GED Online is a great place to start.

Further Information on GED Testing in Florida

For more information on testing in Florida, visit the GED Testing Service’s Florida Policy page or the Florida Department of Education’s High School Equivalency Diploma Program page.