Congratulations on making the decision to prepare and take the GED® Test! Millions of people have taken the GED® Tests in preparation for their future, to continue their education, or improve employment opportunities.
Utah Adult Education programs increase personal and professional success options by providing test preparation instruction in the four content areas of the GED® Test, which include:
Successful passing of the GED® Test can open the door to future education, employment, and self-sufficiency.
The GED® Test measures the major and lasting outcomes and concepts associated with a traditional four-year high school education. In Utah, the GED® Test is offered in English and Spanish. The complete GED® Test takes approximately 8 hours to complete and tests may be taken over multiple testing sessions.
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older whose high school class has graduated is eligible to take the GED® Test. Anyone ages 16-18 whose class has not graduated is eligible to take the GED® Test with the following requirements:
16 year-old applicants:
16-18 Year-Old Applicants:
School districts do not have the authority to delay or deny access to the GED® Test if the test-taker meets the eligibility requirements. This is inclusive of correctional facilities, detention centers and jails providing education services under the direction of the local school district's board of education.
School-age GED® Test-takers who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) are eligible for Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) regardless of successfully obtaining a GED® and the resulting Utah High School Completion Diploma.
School-age GED® Test-takers whose class has not graduated who do not pass all four of the GED® Test modules may return to a K-12 program of instruction and will be required to complete all necessary graduation requirements for a traditional K-12 diploma.
Out-of-State test-takers age 16-18 years of age may use the Utah K-12 Education Withdrawal and GED® Testing Application Form and a current government issued photo ID or bring the following two letters to a Utah Adult Education program for registration release:
Incarcerated test-takers do not need withdrawal applications, but cannot be participating in any K-12 education programs.
Residential treatment/special purpose schools, including Job Corps:
Note: When all four of the GED® Test modules are passed, the test-taker may not be re-enrolled in a residential treatment/special purpose or Job Corps K-12 educational program of instruction as the successful passing of the GED® Test in the state of Utah is a Utah High School Completion Diploma.
Residency is not a requirement for a GED® test-taker to take the GED® Test.
Branches of the military may or may not accept GED® credentials for enlistment. GED® Test-takers are strongly advised to contact the military recruiters to see what the current policies are prior to taking the GED® Test.
Note: When all modules of the GED® Test are passed the test-taker may not enroll in an adult education program to pursue an Adult Education Secondary Diploma.
$120 for full test (4 test modules) or $30 per individual test module.
GED® Testing Service
Please complete your registration online on your personal account.
The Office of the Utah Lieutenant Governor
Foreign countries may require some documents to be authenticated prior to processing. In this case the test-taker must contact and work through the Utah Lieutenant Governor's Office, Notary Division.
An official score report and Utah High School Completion Diploma are issued to all Utah test-takers who pass all four GED® test modules directly through their GED® account.
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GED® Testing Service
To order duplicate diplomas, certificates and/or transcript/score reports.
Persons passing the GED® Test between January 1, 2002 and June 30, 2009, may exchange the GED® Certificate for a Utah High School Completion Diploma by completing this form.
To request a GED® Transcript/Score Report of an individual on behalf of an employer or college.
If you work for a prison or corrections institution and are requesting for an inmate, please fax requests (including a request form and educational information release form) to (801) 538-7882. If your agency does not have its own request form, please call (801) 538-7509 to request a copy of our Corrections Request Form.
Persons who would like to request a copy of their transcript with a legal name change must submit documentation using this form.
Adult Education programs located throughout the state of Utah offer face-to-face instruction in the day or evening. Programs are offered for free or at low-cost. Refer to the Utah State Board of Education Adult Education Services Directory of Utah Adult Education Programs 2018-2019.
GED® preparation materials may be obtained from libraries, book stores, online, and at UtahFutures (College and Career Planning).