Test-Taker Resources - Registration, Fees, and Retesting Information
A. GED Computer-Based Testing
Registering and Scheduling to Take the GED Computer-Based Test (CBT)
- CBT test-takers must register online and click Register Today. For detailed information view the Registration Tutorial.
- The online registration process includes entering personal demographic information, selecting a testing center, selecting test modules, selecting test date and time and paying the testing fee.
- A current government issued photo ID is required for test taking.
Rescheduling or Canceling the GED Computer-Based Test (CBT)
- CBT test-takers must reschedule and cancel their GED® test appointment at least 48 hours before the appointment time via the test-taker website, Pearson-Vue Call Center or the Pearson-Vue Testing Center (PVTC). Appointments must be rescheduled within the authorized delivery period.
- No additional fee will be charged to the test-taker for rescheduling or canceling if rescheduling or canceling is done 48 hours before the appointment time.
- Test-takers cannot reschedule an appointment inside of this 48-hour notice time.
- Test-takers that do not report to their scheduled appointment time are considered no-shows and will forfeit their test fees.
- The GED Administrator or the designee has a responsibility to advise all test-takers on all issues related to re-testing.
- Test-takers that cancel an appointment at least 48 hours prior to their appointment time and do not wish to reschedule will receive 100 percent of the test fee refunded.
- Test-takers that arrive more than 15 minutes late may lose their ability to take the GED® test at the scheduled time and may forfeit their test fee.
- All registrations with accommodations must be rescheduled or canceled through the GED Testing Service accommodations coordinator.
B. GED Paper/Pencil Testing
Registering and Scheduling to Take the GED Paper/Pencil Test
- Test-takers must contact and make an appointment at a GED Testing Center to take the GED Tests. Tests are offered in English at all locations and Spanish in limited locations. The GED Tests can also be administered in Braille upon request.
- Test-takers must register either online prior to the day of the testing at ged123.org, or at the Testing Center on the day of the GED Tests.
- A current government issued photo ID is required for test taking.
“No Show Fee” for Paper/Pencil Tests
GED Testing Centers may charge an additional $15.00 to the registration fees for any test-takers who register for GED testing, but do not show up to take the tests.
- The waiving of GED testing fees is at the discretion of the testing centers.
- Each testing center is an independent financial entity. As such, each center determines for how long the payment of the initial testing fee is good. However, for unity, the original testing fee of $120.00 is good for 12 months. Testing centers may choose to extend this time period.
- If the test-taker chooses to take the full GED Tests battery at more than one GED Testing Center, each testing center may choose to charge the examine the $120.00; or the testing center may choose to charge the test-taker a “retake” fee of $24.00 for each remaining test of the full battery.
Retesting Requirements for Paper/Pencil Tests
- Test-takers are charged retesting fees of $24.00 to retake any module.
- Retaking any failed subtest cannot occur until all five subtests have initially been completed.
- Test-takers may retake any or all of the GED Tests up to 3 times in a calendar year. Scores will carry over from year to year.
- Test-takers scoring 380+ on any single test will be permitted to test on another version of the GED test the next time that particular subtest is offered.
- A period of 3-weeks should elapse before any retake where scores are less than 380 allowing for additional GED Tests preparation.
- Identical forms of the English GED Tests cannot be taken twice.
- Annually only 2 forms of the Spanish GED Tests are available.
- A 3-month waiting period is required before the same battery of the Spanish GED Tests may be retaken, and then only with permission from the State GED Testing Administrator.
- Passing scores may be upgraded be retesting based on evidence of need and permission of the State GED Testing Administrator.
Retesting Process for Paper/Pencil Tests
- The GED Testing Center notifies the State GED Testing Administrator that a test-taker is scheduled to retake a GED Test(s) and requests that the test-taker’s record be “opened” by providing the test-taker’s name, date of birth, access code, anticipated date of retesting and specific tests.
- The State GED Testing Administrator opens the test-taker’s record and inserts comments stating how long the record is to remain open.
- The State GED Testing Administrator acknowledges the open record and the date that the record will be closed in an E-mail to the testing center’s Chief Examiner or Examiner.
- The test-taker’s NRSpro.com record is ‘reclosed’ by the State GED Testing Administer at the end of the agreed up retesting time period.
C. ID Requirements
ID requirements are the same for Computer-Based Testing and Paper/Pencil Testing.
A current government issued picture (legible picture) ID is required for admission to a GED Testing Center. Allowable forms of ID include:
Forms of ID not acceptable include:
- Library Cards
- High School ID Card
- College/University ID Card
When possible, all GED testing candidates enrolled in a Utah public education school as of 2005 are to provide their Utah public K-12 Statewide Student Identification Number (SSID) at the time of registration to allow for data matching outcomes and personal transfer of GED Tests outcomes to post-secondary institutions as desired.
D. Fees to Take the GED Tests (Computer-Based Testing and/or Paper/Pencil Testing)
- The cost to take the GED Tests – entire battery – is $120.00. This fee covers the cost of the testing and the GED Official Transcript of GED Tests Results. GED Tests attempted but not completed prior to January 1, 2002 are void and as such the fee to take the entire battery must be paid.
- Retesting Fee for any test module: $24.00.
A fee is not charged to re-issue a Utah High School Completion Diploma and/or official GED Official Transcript of GED Tests Results from the Utah State Office of Education. GED Testing Centers may charge for this service.
E. Actions that May Compromise your GED Tests (Computer-Based Testing and Paper/Pencil Testing)
All devices used for cheating are to be confiscated from the test-taker and are not to be returned to the test-taker until the examiner has consulted with the State GED Testing Administrator and, if necessary, the USOE attorney. There is not a time line for returning devices as they will be held as evidence in any legal case that may be pursued.
The Chief Examiner of the GED Testing Center, where the infraction, occurred must notify the State GED Testing Administrator on the day of the infraction.
Tests taken are to be scored and automatically marked as failed by the State GED Testing Administrator.
Test-takers caught cheating will be barred by the State GED Testing Administrator from testing at any Utah GED Testing Center for a period of at least three months from date of the infraction.
Test-takers caught cheating must seek permission of the Chief Examiner of the GED Testing Center that they are seeking to access to restart the GED Tests.
- Behavior - Verbal and/or Physical
In the case of disruptive verbal and/or physical abuse, the test-taker may be asked to leave the testing session.
The test-taker may not return to a testing center until the event is reported and discussed with the State GED Testing Administrator.
A decision and directions regarding the test-taker’s ability to access a testing center and continue testing will be conveyed by the State GED Testing Administrator to the Chief Examiner at the testing center where the incident occurred.
Notification will be provided to all testing centers by the State GED Testing Administrator if the situation is such that the test-taker is not allowed to continue testing for an extended period of time.
F. GED Testing Accommodations (Computer-Based Testing and Paper/Pencil Testing)
GED Testing Test-takers are encouraged to seek appropriate accommodations. Accommodations may be provided based on diagnoses of learning disabilities, physical, emotional or other disabilities. Proper documentation from a licensed diagnostician is required and must be submitted to the GED Testing State Administrator for consideration. Processing of accommodations requests may take up to 30 days. Plan accordingly to avoid testing delays.
G. Unusual Testing Situations (Computer-Based Testing and Paper/Pencil Testing)
- Persons requiring higher GED Tests scores for admission to a specific post-secondary institution may seek permission to retake the GED Tests by obtaining permission from the State GED Testing Administrator.
- Persons from foreign countries requiring proof of academic skills or competency for employment, post-secondary of military entrance purposes, etc., but have insufficient or unaccepted proof of such from the country of origin, may take the GED Tests by contacting the State GED Testing Administrator.
- Persons, whose permanent high school records have been lost or destroyed as the result of a school closure or a disaster such as war, fire, flood, earthquake, tornado, or hurricane, may seek permission to take the GED Tests by contacting the GED Testing State Administrator.