Earning your GED® is the key to a world of possibilities. In addition to demonstrating your knowledge and skills, you can access higher education, better employment opportunities, and a brighter future. Don’t wait any longer—unlock your potential with the GED® today!
Taking the GED® in Idaho
You must be at least 18 years old and not currently enrolled in high school to be eligible to take the GED®. If you are between 16 and 18 years old, you’ll need to send a completed GED® Youth Waiver form to your selected testing center before you can schedule any tests. Email notification will be sent to the tester once the youth waiver is processed by the testing site. Please note that you can study for the GED® and take GED® Ready tests without a waiver on file at the testing center.
To register to test for the GED®, please visit GED.com. There you can set up a user profile, view testing sites in your area, and schedule tests. Taking all four tests costs $120 total. You do not have to take all the tests at the same time, and they can be taken in any order. The four current GED® tests are:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts: $30
- Mathematical Reasoning: $30
- Science: $30
- Social Studies: $30
The State of Idaho uses Parchment, an external internet-based service, to manage and verify all GED records for the state. All GEDs and High School Equivalency Certificates (HSEC) completed in Idaho, regardless of the year passed, are contained in this database.
If you completed your GED testing after January 2014, you are entitled to two complementary copies of your transcript or diploma; additional copies are $15 each. Request your complimentary or additional copies directly from your GED account or from Parchment, our credentialing service. Your GED® transcript can be emailed or mailed to you, an employer, school, or other organization.
Information for Third-Party Requestors
IDCTE does not provide GED® verifications, and state employees are unable to provide GED® attainment verification to potential employers. Non-academic institutions must set up an account with Parchment as a third-party vendor.
High School Equivalency Certificate
If you passed the GED before 2014, you can request a High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC) from the Idaho Division of Career Technical Education. A HSEC is the GED® counterpart to a high school diploma, which indicates they have achieved the equivalent of a high school education. The certificate is a high-quality, individually numbered, and frameable document signed by the State Superintendent of Education. It excludes test scores or other information about your GED®.
Testers who pass the GED series after 2013 must order their documentation through Parchment.
GED Testing Service is a joint venture of the American Council on Education, which started the GED® program in 1942, and leading education company Pearson.
Need More Information?
Program Director of Adult Education and GED
- GED Information Line