GED® Testing

Both Central Piedmont and non-Central Piedmont students can take the GED® test at the Central Piedmont Testing Center.

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Whether your next step is a college or job application, the Generalized Educational Development (GED®) test will help you get there. More than twenty million people have passed the GED® test. You can be next. Get started today!

The GED® is a computerized test that measures skills in four subject areas. In order to obtain your high school equivalency diploma, all four of the following tests must be taken and passed:

  • Reading Through Language Arts

    • time: 150 minutes
    • topics: ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written text
  • Mathematics
    • time: 115 minutes
    • topics: quantitative and algebraic problem solving
  • Social Studies
    • time: 70 minutes
    • topics: civics and government,U.S. history, economics, geography and the world
  • Science
    • time: 90 minutes
    • topics: life science, physical science, earth and space science


All GED® exam fees are paid to the GED® testing service. Central Piedmont does not collect any fees for administering the GED®.

Before Scheduling Your GED

  1. If you are not feeling well, please reschedule your testing appointment.
  2. Be prepared to follow social distancing rules.
  3. Masks are optional.
  4. Hand sanitizer is available as you enter and exit the Testing Center.
  5. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early to your testing appointment.
  6. Follow the appointment time listed when you schedule your appointment. It may be different from the normal testing times that are listed on our website.
  7. Remember to bring a valid photo ID. No ID, no test.

As an alternative to the GED®, you can take the final HiSET® high school equivalency exam testing. Make a HiSET® testing appointment online or call HiSET® customer service. You will take the test on Central Campus in the North Classroom Building.