Currently, the high school equivalency examinations in
Texas are provided by GED Testing Service, LLC. As of January 1, 2014, the
high school equivalency exams are administered on computer only. Upon passing
all four of the exams, the test-taker will be issued a State of Texas
Certificate of High School Equivalency.
Attention: The GED Certificate/Transcript Search Application will be down for maintenance between 5 PM Friday, July 25, 2014 and 3PM Sunday July 27, 2014.
Top Questions on High School Equivalency Testing in Texas
How do I get a duplicate copy of my Certificate of High School
Equivalency with scores?
Obtain a printable PDF containing your
Certificate of High School Equivalency with test scores and a diploma-style
certificate suitable for framing by visiting Texas
GED Certificate/Transcript Search. The mandatory fee of $5 can be paid by
credit card or check (ACH). The certificate must be printed during this
If your search returns "No Records Found", email email@example.com to request record
How do I get a certified copy of my Certificate of
High School Equivalency with scores mailed in a sealed envelope?
TEA no longer mails duplicate certificates/transcripts through the
US Postal Service. All record verifications and Certificate/Transcript
purchases must be made using the automated system. This system also allows
users to search for certificate records online, verify record authenticity,
and purchase and print the certificate on their own printer. Download and
print the Official Policy Letter.
How do I get information on the 2014 High School Equivalency Exams?
For more information, please go to 2014
High School Equivalency Testing Series.
How will I
receive my initial Certificate of High School Equivalency with
Typically within five days of passing your 2014
series exams, TEA will email you a PDF file of your State of Texas Certificate
of High School Equivalency for you to print.TEA will no longer mail
certificates through the US Postal Service.
How do I get
my current scores to finish testing?
If you began testing after
January 1, 2014, you established a login and password as part of the
registration process. To review your scores, go to www.ged.com. If you have forgotten your
password, click on "Forgot Password" to receive an email with a new temporary
If you tested prior to January 1, 2014 but did not
complete the requirements, your scores are no longer valid. To verify you
have a certificate of high school equivalency, please go to Texas
GED Certificate / Transcript Search. If you are unable to access your
results, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Can I take the high school equivalency exams on paper?
As of January 1, 2014, all high school equivalency exams must be taken on
computer at official testing centers. Paper-based testing is no longer
How do I register to take the high school
First, go to www.ged.com to initiate the registration
process.At this point, you will have access to preparation resources
or you can proceed to schedule your exams. The testing centers will appear in
order of closest proximity first. Alternatively, you can register by calling
more information, go to the 2014
High School Equivalency Page.
What are the eligibility
requirements to take the high school equivalency exams?
the high school equivalency exams in Texas, an individual 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
Will my 2002 Series scores remain valid for
the new 2014 test series?
No. Scores cannot be combined from
different test series. All incomplete 2002 GED test series scores expired on
December 31, 2013. If you did not complete your testing, you will need to
complete and pass all four exams in the 2014 test series
the passing score requirements to earn a Certificate of High School
The 2014 GED Test Series scores range from 100 to
200. To earn a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, one must
achieve a minimum of 150 on each of the four exams. Scores of 170 through 200
represent performance consistent with readiness for career and college. For more information, go to the 2014
High School Equivalency Page.
2002 GED Test Series
scores ranged from 200 to 800. To earn a Certificate of High School
Equivalency during the 2002 GED Test Series, requirements were a minimum of
410 on each of the five exams and a total score of 2250 (450
More information on test scores can be found at Test
Score Requirements and Retesting Policy.
How do I prepare to
take the high school equivalency exams?
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
To find a preparation program in
your area, please contact TCALL at 800-441-READ (7323).
NOTE - For any
questions, services, or other information about GEDs in Texas, please contact
Testing Services. For technical assistance regarding the printable PDF
containing your GED certificate and test scores call 1-800-399-2969.