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
GED Certificate/Transcript Search to obtain a free verification letter. Also available is a printable PDF containing your
Certificate of High School Equivalency with test scores and a diploma-style
certificate suitable for framing for $5 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 (PDF)
If your search returns "No Records Found," please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a record
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. The site provides access to preparation resources and practice tests
or you can proceed to schedule your exams. Alternatively, you can register by calling
more information, please visit 2014 High School Equivalency Frequently Asked Questions.
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
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 five 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 Incomplete scores from tests taken prior to January 1, 2014, are no longer valid.
For more information on current and previous test scores, please visit Test Score Requirements and Retesting Policy.
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).
Presentation to the State Board of Education
The Committee on Instruction requested this presentation on current high
school equivalency testing for the April, 2014 board meeting. Certificate of High School Equivalency Presentation (PDF)
Texas Education Code
High School Equivalency Examinations Chapter 7.111
Texas Administrative Code
TITLE 19 EDUCATION
PART 2 TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 89 ADAPTATIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
SUBCHAPTER C TEXAS CERTIFICATE OF HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY
§89.42 Official Testing Centers
§89.43 Eligibility for a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency
§89.47 Issuance of the Certificate
Texas Education Agency - GED Unit