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Certificate of High School Equivalency Information

 

GED Testing Service, LLC is the current provider of high school equivalency testing in Texas. Upon passing all four of the exams, the test-taker will be issued a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.

Official Certificates, Transcripts and Verifications

Visit Texas GED Certificate/Transcript Search to obtain a free verification letter or a printable PDF containing your Certificate of High School Equivalency with test scores and a diploma-style certificate suitable for framing.  There is a  mandatory fee of $5 for certificates which can be paid by credit card or check (automated clearing house). The certificates and verifications must be printed during this transaction.  TEA no longer sends certificates or verifications via mail, fax or email.  Official Policy Letter.

 If your search returns "No Records Found", please email ged@tea.state.tx.us to request a record search.

2014 High School Equivalency Exams

The 2014 test series consists of four exams taken on computer at over 130 testing centers in Texas.  Go to www.ged.com to initiate the registration process. You will have access to preparation resources and practice tests or you can proceed to schedule your exams. Alternatively, you can register by calling 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433).

For more information, please visit 2014 High School Equivalency Frequently Asked Questions. 

Test-taker Eligibility

To take the high school equivalency exams in Texas, you must be a resident of Texas, have a government-issued photo ID and be 18 years of age or older. For more detailed information and exceptions, please visit our Eligibility Page.

Score Requirements

The 2014 GED Test Series scores range from 100 to 200. To earn a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, you must achieve a minimum of 150 on each of the four exams. Scores of 170 through 200 represent performance consistent with college and career readiness.  Scores are typically available the same day you tested by logging into www.ged.com.  Certificates are issued approximately 5 business days after you pass your fourth exam.  TEA will email your initial certificate in a PDF file to the email address used to register for the exams.

You cannot combine scores from previous test series with the current series scores.  Incomplete scores from tests taken prior to January 1, 2014 are no longer valid.
 
More information on current and previous test scores, please visit Test Score Requirements and Retesting Policy.

Preparation Information


Study material is available at most libraries and book stores. Most preparation books have practice tests that will help you determine when you are ready to test. There is also helpful information available at www.ged.com including a free practice test and the GED Ready Official Practice Test.  The GED Ready is available for a nominal fee and provides instant feedback including specific diagnostic instructions on what you need to study.

To find a preparation program in your area, log in to www.ged.com and choose "Study", or contact TCALL at 800-441-READ (7323).

Texas Education Agency - GED Unit
Email:  ged@tea.state.tx.us  

 

Page last modified on 8/29/2014 10:41:59 AM.