GED requirements by stateEach state may impose its own GED eligibilty requirements, as well as testing fees.  We have compiled a directory of state GED administration authorities for every state in the U.S. The GED testing administration is managed differently in each state, typically under one of the following departments/divisions: Department of Ed, Division of Adult Education, Board of Regents, Workforce Education, or Community College administration.  Although their names may vary, one thing they do have in common is that they are the ultimate authority on GED policies and procedures.

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The state GED requirements is the official guide that specifies how to get a General Education Development (GED) certificate for your specific state.  Once you understand the specific requirements for your state, you can prepare for your GED by taking our free GED practice tests.  Information is also available on more general GED requirements.

Select a state below to find your GED Eligibility Requirements:

Alabama GED requirements Alabama GED - Alabama College System

Indiana GED requirements Indiana GED - Indiana Division of Adult Education

Nebraska GED requirements Nebraska GED - Nebraska Department of Ed

South Carolina GED requirements South Carolina GED - SC Dept of Ed

Alaska GED requirements Alaska GED - Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Iowa GED requirements Iowa GED - Iowa Dept of Ed

Nevada GED requirements Nevada GED - Department of Adult Education

South Dakota GED requirements South Dakota GED - SD Dept of Labor, Adult Ed and Literacy

Arizona GED requirements Arizona GED - Arizona Department of Education

Kansas GED requirements Kansas GED - Kansas Board of Regents

New Hampshire GED requirements New Hampshire GED - New Hampshire Bureau of Adult Education

Tennessee GED requirements Tennessee GED - Division of Adult Ed

Arkansas GED requirements Arkansas GED - Arkansas Department of Workforce Educationl

Kentucky GED requirements Kentucky GED - Kentucky Adult Education

New Jersey GED requirements New Jersey GED - Adult Education by County

Texas GED requirements Texas GED - TX Education Agency

California GED requirements California GED - California Department of Education

Louisiana CLD Manual Louisiana GED - Louisiana Department of Education

New Mexico GED requirements New Mexico GED - State Department of Education

Utah GED requirements Utah GED - UT Adult Education Services

Colorado GED requirements Colorado GED - Colorado Department of Education

Maine GED requirements Maine GED - Maine Department of Adult Education

New York GED requirements New York GED - NY State Educaton Department

Vermont GED requirements Vermont GED - VT Adult Education

Connecticut GED requirements Connecticut GED - Connecticut State Department of Education

Maryland GED requirements Maryland GED - Online Preparation

North Carolina GED requirements North Carolina GED - NC Community College System

Virginia GED requirements Virginia GED - VA Office of Adult Education and Literacy

Delaware GED requirements Delaware GED - Delaware Department of Education

Massachusetts GED requirements Massachusetts GED - Massachusetts Adult Education

North Dakota GED requirements North Dakota GED - ND Adult Education and Literacy

Washington GED requirements Washington GED - WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Florida GED requirements Florida GED - Florida Department of Ed

Michigan GED requirements Michigan GED - Michigan Adult Education Programs

Ohio GED requirements Ohio GED - OH ABLE Office

Wisconsin GED requirements Wisconsin GED - WI GED and English Language

Georgia GED requirements Georgia GED - Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Ed

Minnesota GED requirements Minnesota GED - Minnesota Adult Basic Education

Oklahoma GED requirements Oklahoma GED - OK Lifelong Learning State Department of Education

West Virginia GED requirements West Virginia GED - WV Adult Basic Education

Hawaii GED requirements Hawaii GED - Hawaii Department of Education

Mississippi GED requirements Mississippi GED - State Board for Community and Junior Colleges

Oregon GED requirements Oregon GED - OR Dept of Community Colleges and Workforce Development

Wyoming GED requirements Wyoming GED - WY Community College Commission

Idaho GED requirements Idaho GED - Idaho State Department of Education

Missouri GED requirements Missouri GED - Missouri Adult Education and Literacy

Pennsylvania GED requirements Pennsylvania GED - ABLE - PA Dept of Ed


Illinois GED requirements Illinois GED - Illinois Community College Board

Montana GED requirements Montana GED - Montana Office of Public Education

Rhode Island GED requirements Rhode Island GED - RIDE program

 GED preparation is available in most states at community colleges, learning centers, and other academic sites. Discover GED requirements for your state because GED requirements can differ.  It is difficult to find and understand the info you need on the state’s website. GED is sometimes governed by the Department of Ed or the Department of Labor.

The GED Tests are comprised of five separate content area tests (mathematics, social studies, science, language arts/reading, and language arts/writing).  The test questions are multiple choice and one written essay.  The GED Tests provide adults a way to demonstrate that they have high school level academic skills and knowledge. also provides more Free GED Practice Tests to help you pass your GED test.

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