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

Fees

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. Everyone must complete a health acknowledgement form before coming to a Central Piedmont campus. Learn more and complete the health acknowledgement form that applies to you (visitor, student in for-college-credit course, etc.).
  2. If you are not feeling well, do not schedule your testing appointment.
  3. Be prepared to follow strict social distancing rules.
  4. If you have a mask, wear it. If not, we will provide one.
  5. You will be required to use hand sanitizer as you enter and exit the Testing Center (provided).
  6. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early to your testing appointment.
  7. Please enter through the main entrance of the Central High building, located at the front of the building off of Elizabeth Avenue.
  8. 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.
  9. Remember to bring a valid photo ID. No ID, no test.