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Test takers may request GED records from July 1990 to current by accessing the following website: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/gedrequest-a-transcript

If you tested prior to July 1990, please contact the center where you originally tested.



  • For general GED information, go to GED FAQs.


What is the 2014 GED test?

The 2014 GED (General Education Development) test is a four-part test administered by states and jurisdictions to measure the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study. Anyone 18 years or older who has not obtained a high school diploma may apply to take the GED test. Passing the 7-1/2 hour exam earns an internationally recognized high school equivalent credential that may be used to further education, help obtain employment, or achieve other personal goals.


What is on the 2014 GED test?

The 2014 GED test is designed to measure the skills and knowledge equivalent to a high school course of study and supports an adult’s successful transition to careers or college.

The GED test has four content areas (modules) and takes roughly seven and a half hours.

For details on the four modules, click here.


GED Fees:

California charges $35 per module for the GED test.  You may pay for the test upon arrival with a Debit/Credit card or you may schedule and pay for the exam from the GED website.

IMPORTANT: If you schedule and pay online, and you are 15 or more minutes late for your scheduled exam you will automatically forfeit the testing fees. You may make a new appointment after two business days.


GED Registration:

To register for the GED Exam visit www.GED.com.

The exam must be taken at an approved testing center. Before you can register for the GED exam, you must create a profile. Click here for some helpful information on creating your profile.


Identification And Registration Requirements

In California you’re required to be a resident.

The California Department of Education has provided the following list of documents that may be used to prove California residency:

  • California driver's license
  • California Identification card
  • Birth certificate
  • State and federal tax returns
  • Marriage license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Utility bill
  • Voter registration
  • Bank statement
  • Residential lease
  • Government issued documentation (city, county, and state)

Be sure to bring your photo ID with you.

If you have more questions about the state’s testing program, please contact the state office at (916) 445-9438.


Age Requirements

The minimum age for testing is 18, as determined by the California Department of Education.

There are some exceptions; please contact College of the Redwoods for information on taking the GED exams at 17 years of age by calling 707.476.4500 during business hours (M-F 9:00 -4:00.)


GED Disability Accomodations

GED Testing Service is committed to ensuring access to theGED test for all individuals with disabilities and supports the intention of the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA).

Candidates who have a documented disability and are unable to take theGED in a standard test administration may request special testing accommodations. Please review GED Test Accomodations for more information or to submit a request for accomodations.


Preperation And Pre-Testing

Research shows that GED candidates have a better chance of passing the exam if they are well-prepared for it. Candidates can get help studying for the GED and may be able to take official practice tests through the following resources:

Community Education Preparation

  • FREE College of the Redwoods GED Preperation classes are available.  Call 476-4500 for more information.
  • Employment Training Dept, Skills Lab: 441-4623

Free Online Preparation

  • The American Council on Education GED Testing Service official website.www.gedtest.org
  • Humboldt County Library *(Note:  you must have a library card to access this preparation site.) 

          Log on to www.co.humboldt.ca.us/library.  At the left of the screen, click on Articles & Databases

          Then click on Testing & Educational Reference Center.

          Then click on Learning Express Library.

Printed Preparation Materials

Textbooks by Kaplans, Barrons, ARCO, among others, are often available at local bookstores, new and used.

Official GED Practice Tests are comparable in content, level of difficulty, and format to the GED Tests.


General Tips for Testing

Before the Test

  • Know the location of the exam before test day.
  • Get a good night’s sleep and eat a good meal before testing.
  • Plan to arrive 30 minutes before your exam to allow time for the check-in process.

During the exam the following items may not be held at your seat: purses, backpacks, tote bags, cell phones, pagers, portable music players, hand-held electronic games, calculator watches, food items, textbooks, notebooks or other written materials, jackets, coats or hats, and any other non-essential items. 



College of the Redwoods
Community & Economic Development

525 D Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone: 707.476.4500 Fax: 707.443.3417


Website: www.redwoods.edu