Requirements for participation – The GED Test is available to those who are 16 years of age or older, who do not have a high school diploma, and who are not currently enrolled in high school.
Testing / Fees
All examinees must bring two forms of identification. One form must show picture, name, date of birth, signature, current address, and be a government issued ID. In addition, examinees 16 and 17 years of age MUST ALSO provide:
Official Withdrawal Form from previous school, AND Notarized Letter of Permission from parent/guardian
Testing fees – for a list of fees by authorized testing locations
Locations - The GED Test can only be administered by an official at one of over 30 approved testing centers throughout Arizona. For a list of testing centers and preparation classes in your area, please contact the Arizona Department of Education GED Testing Office.
Testing schedules may vary by location, so check with your local GED Testing Center for current information.
Resources that can help you prepare for your GED test:
Maricopa County Workforce Connection - provides preparation for your GED test
Aspire - The ASPIRE Workforce Development Initiative works with extremely low-income youth ages 14 to 21, offering one-on-one case management, tutoring and academic support, job training and career exploration.
Las Artes De Maricopa - an innovative youth program that blends art & academic instruction, social & emotional support, GED & work readiness training
Phoenix Workforce Connection - helps youth to plan a path to a successful career. Offering tips for finding teen jobs, internships and work experience programs.
Maricopa County Regional School District (MCRSD) - is an accommodation school district for approximately 2,500 students in transition throughout the year. As students enter the system, they work with district faculty to develop an individualized Education and Career Action Plan which will include their current coursework plan, career aspirations and several extended learning opportunities for development of individual academic and career goals.
Youthbuild Phoenix - Ages 18 to 24. The program helps out-of-school youth obtain their high school diplomas or GEDs while gaining occupational training in the construction industry.
To learn more about the GED test and what it covers, please visit:
American Council on Education (ACE) - GED Testing Service
Arizona Department of Education - GED Testing and Adult ED
A GED Opens Doors! - brochure prepared by the Arizona Department of Education
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