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How to Find Your GED Testing Center

How to Find Your GED Testing Center
 
Thinking of taking the GED? Most states, and even many international locations, offer the GED. The exam can only be taken at an official GED testing center, so it’s important to find out if there’s one near you. Read on to find out how to find your GED testing center.

Where is the GED offered?

The GED is offered in 41 out of 50 states in the U.S. The following states DO offer the GED:
 

AlabamaDelawareKentuckyNevadaOregonUtah
Alaska FloridaMarylandNew JerseyPennsylvaniaVermont
ArizonaGeorgiaMassachusettsNew MexicoRhode Island Virginia
ArkansasHawaiiMichiganNorth Carolina South CarolinaWashington
CaliforniaIdahoMinnesotaNorth DakotaSouth DakotaWest Virginia
ColoradoIllinoisMississippiOhioTennesseeWyoming
Connecticut KansasNebraskaOklahomaTexas

If you live in Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, or Wisconsin, don’t fret! Some of the states above allow out-of-state residents to take the GED there while others do not. Check out each state’s policies for more information.

If your state is not listed here, it probably uses another exam such as the HiSET or the TASC to grant high school equivalency diplomas. Both of these exams test similar information and skills to the GED. Visit your state’s department of education website to find out.

The GED is also offered in several U.S. territories, Canada, and other international locations. Check the list to find out if your country or territory offers GED testing.

How to Find a GED Testing Center in the United States

To find the nearest GED testing center in the U.S., use the GED Test Center Search.

If you have a MyGED account, you can also search from there. Just log in and click on “Where to Test” on the main menu.

GED Testing Center- Where to Test- Magoosh

How to Find a GED Testing Center Outside the United States

To find the nearest GED testing center outside the U.S., use the GED Testing Service’s international location search tool. Choose your country or territory from the drop-down menu to view a list of testing centers.

How to Find On-Base GED Testing for Military Personnel

Many military personnel can opt to take the GED exam on-base. To find out if a base offers on-site GED testing, visit the GED Test Center Search and click the link below the search box for military users. You will be asked to check a box indicating that you do have authorized access to a military base, and then you will be redirected to a military search page.

Please note that to take the GED on a military base, you must show valid government ID and have prior authorization to access the base. If you are not authorized, you won’t be allowed onto the base to take the exam and will not be issued a refund.

So how do you find the closest GED testing center? Get online!

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About Sarah Bradstreet

Sarah is an educator and writer with a Master’s degree in education from Syracuse University who has helped students succeed on standardized tests since 2008. She loves reading, theater, and chasing around her two kids.


4 Responses to “How to Find Your GED Testing Center”

  1. YAN MYO AUNG says:

    Good day 

    I wish to know where  can I take GED exam in Yangon.
    Is it in MICT Park Yangon or anywhere else?
    Kindly confirm the exam center in Yangon.
    Many thanks and best regards,
    Y.M.Aung

  2. Lisa says:

    Is it possible for an Australian citizen (who wishes to study at a college in the USA) to sit a GED test in Australia?

    • David Recine David Recine says:

      That’s a good question, Lisa! The GED itself has no rules against this, and it likely won’t be a problem in your province or city (local governments also set some of their own GED eligibility rules). With that in mind, if you are hoping to study abroad in the U.S., you’ll probably also need university entrance exam scores as part of your international student visa application. So be prepared for some extra testing in an exam such as SAT or ACT once you complete your GED.

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