General Educational Development test (GED®)


The GED® test is for adults who do not have a high school diploma. Those who pass the test receive a California High School Equivalency Certificate.


In California, persons who are 18 years of age or older may take the GED® test. Some 17-year-olds who meet specific criteria for testing may also take the test.


Testing centers throughout California give the test many times during the year. The GED® test covers five subjects: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. There is a fee to take the test.


  • For additional information about the GED, you may contact your local adult school or visit GED® on the web.