If you are interested in taking the GED®, we strongly encourage you to prepare for the test. You can locate resources and GED® Prep centers at GED.com. You may also be interested in enrolling in an Adult Basic Education program to help you prepare! Warning – you may encounter companies who claim to provide online GED® testing. These tests are not considered official and often cost much more than the official GED® test itself. The only way to obtain an official GED® credential is to register through GED.com and take the test at an official testing center. GED.com does offer practice tests, which you can access through their website. If you have any concerns about the validity of a GED® test, please feel free to contact us at the state office.
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To take the GED® in Idaho:
You must be at least 18 years of age and not currently enrolled in high school. If you are between 16-17 you may take the GED® if you meet the eligibility requirements, complete the GED Youth Waiver, and provide this form to the testing site. Once the form is provided to the testing site you will receive an email notification to continue the registration process on GED.com. To register for the GED®, please visit GED.com. There you can set up a user profile, view testing sites in your area, and schedule your tests. There are four tests in total:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts: $30
- Mathematical Reasoning: $30
- Science: $30
- Social Studies: $30
Taking all four tests is $120. You do not have to take all four tests at the same time, and they can be taken in any order. Please note: the information you provide when you register at GED.com is the information that will appear on your official GED® records. Use your full legal name, and provide the correct address and contact information.