The HiSET® exam is one of only two exams approved in the state of California to meet the requirements for a California High School Equivalency Certificate. It consists of five subject areas: Reading, Writing, Science, Social Science, and Mathematics. There is an individual test for each subject area. Successful completion of all five subject tests satisfies the requirements for the High School Equivalency Certificate. California residents are allowed to combine different language versions to complete the test. This means you may take any test subject in the language of your preference, either English or Spanish, to earn your California high school equivalency certificate.
College of the Redwoods offers both a preparation class to take and pass the HiSET® as well as HiSET® testing. The preparation class is free; however, a fee is charged to take the HiSET® tests. See below for current free classes.
To access online testing resources including practice tests and to schedule your exam, visit the HiSET® website: https://hiset.ets.org/
Find test prep materials including free practice tests here: https://hiset.ets.org/resources/prep
***Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination will be required in order to sit for these tests***
Register to take the HiSET Test
The fees for the HiSET tests include the following:
$12.75 Computer-Based Test Fee
$14 Test Center Fee
$20 one-time California State Administration Fee
The total cost to register for Computer-Based testing at one of our testing centers will be $46.75 for the first test and $26.75 for any subsequent test.
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