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:
|Arizona||Georgia||Massachusetts||New Mexico||Rhode Island||Virginia|
|Arkansas||Hawaii||Michigan||North Carolina||South Carolina||Washington|
|California||Idaho||Minnesota||North Dakota||South Dakota||West Virginia|
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.
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.