GED Testing

Revised 2014 GED tests became available starting May 12, 2014.

The new GED includes four tests instead of five and reflects national Common Core State Standards.  The new tests are offered on computer based testing.  The substantial changes mean that people who didn’t finish the previous tests by December 31, 2013, MUST start from scratch with the new tests.

Who can take the GED?

  • The eligibility requirements for GED testing include:
  • Not graduated from an accredited high school or received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.
  • Not enrolled in a regular high school.
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • If you are under 18, you must obtain an Approval to Test from the last high school attended (Exit Interview Form) or letter from the home schooled district in order to take GED test.  A notarized letter from either parent stating they give permission for you to take the test must also be turned in.


You may want to consider getting ready for the tests by taking some preparatory GED classes such as those offered at Central Alabama Community College.  Please contact Mrs. Phyllis Kelley at 256-378-2017.

Fees and Registration

Each portion of the four-part test costs $30 for a total of $120.  If you miss your appointment, the required advance-registration fee is not refundable.  Advance registration, payment and scheduling is required.

To register for the GED test you must go to the following website:


Testing takes place on the following days and times below, except on holidays, campus orientation or in the event of the campus closing due to inclement weather.  It is unlikely that a person can take all 4 tests in one day.

Reasoning 2 hrs 30 min
Math 1 hr 55 min
Science 1 hr 30 min
Social Studies 1 hr 30 min

Alexander City Campus:

Mondays 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Childersburg Campus:

Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.



Acceptable forms of ID

  • Universally Accepted Forms of Candidate Identification for candidates testing inside or outside their country of citizenship (Must be in Roman Characters).
    • Passport
    • U. S. Passport Card
    • U.S. Military ID (including military ID for spouses and dependents)
  • Primary ID (photograph and signature, not expired)
    • Government-Issued Driver’s License, including temporary licenses with all required elements (refer to “Unacceptable Forms of Candidate Identification” for an exception when presented with a Texas driver’s license that carries two expiration dates)
    • U.S. Dept of State Driver’s License
    • U.S. Learner’s Permit (plastic card only with photo and signature)
    • National/State/Country Identification Card
    • Passport
    • Passport cards
    • Military ID
    • Military ID for spouses and dependents
    • Alien Registration Card (Green Card, Permanent Resident Visa)
    • Government-Issued local language ID (plastic card with photo and signature)
    • Employee ID *
    • School ID *
    • Credit Card * (A credit card can be used as a primary form of ID only if it contains both a photo and a signature and is not expired. Any credit card can be used as a secondary form of ID, as long as it contains a signature and is not expired. This includes major credit cards, such as VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. It also includes department store and gasoline credit cards.)

* These forms of identification cannot be used as primary identification for Regulatory candidates unless specifically indicated in the exam sponsor quick reference guide.

  • Secondary ID (signature, not expired)
    • U.S. Social Security Card
    • Debit/(ATM) Card
    • Credit Cards
    • Any form of ID on the Primary list

Test Materials

All materials needed for testing will be provided.  Personal items need to be left at home or placed in our locked small storage binds before testing.  Personal items include backpacks, hats, coats, jackets, sweaters, electronics (cell phones, pagers, CD players, iPods, cameras), and watches.

Test scores

Test scores are available through the GED website where you registered for the test.