GED Testing

Prince Edward CTE GED® Testing Center

The GED® has changed. Get more information here:GED® Testing Service

The Tests of General Educational Development (GED®) are developed by the American Council on Education to enable persons who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate the attainment of abilities normally associated with completion of a high school program of study. Prince Edward Career and Technical Education Center serves as an official GED® testing site.

All of our GED® testing are administered by computer. Testers must register, select our test center and date, and pay for testing online by first creating an account at

For more information on testing, contact us at 434-315-2140.

2019-2020 Test Dates



How many subtests are in the new test?

Four content areas:
   • Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
   • Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
   • Science (90 minutes)
   • Social Studies (90 minutes)

Do students have to pay for all of the tests at once?

GED Testing Service has no requirement that test-takers pay for all tests at one time.

Can students still take tests separately on different dates?

Yes, this is one of the key advantages of computer-based registration, scheduling, and testing, so that test-takers can take the est according to their preferred schedule, rather than having to adhere to a paper-based testing schedule set by an examiner primarily for the convenience of the examiner doing a group administration.

Will requirements be the same? Taking only three times in a calendar year... etc.

Yes, initially in 2014, the GED Testing Service will limit test-takers to three testing opportunities per year. This will likely increase in future years as more test forms become available.

If a student fails any one section of the test, he/she will have to take the whole battery again, even the average of all sections is above the passing score? True or false?

False. If a test-taker obtains a passing score on one of the modules, he or she is finished with that module and need not take it again, even if other modules have not been passed and need to be retaken. Of course, if someone wishes to obtain a higher score and obtain feedback on his or her skills and competencies, there is nothing that prevents retaking the test, but that is certainly not required.

Students can take sections of the new GED® test in any order they want to. Do they pay as they go?

Yes, one of the advantages of the computer-based registration and scheduling system is that students can register, schedule, and pay for only those parts of the test that they are ready to take.

Will there a time frame for a student to complete all four tests. Will this be set by each state or by the GED Testing Service?

The GED Testing Service does not have policies stipulating a minimum time frame within which all four GED® test modules must be completed. However, certain jurisdictions do have policies around this and those jurisdictional policies would need to be complied with if they apply to a test-taker’s circumstances.

Can a student take the test one part at a time or do they need to take the test all at the same time?

Students may take any or all parts of the test at their option and convenience, limited only by the availability of testing appointments on the date and time of their choosing.

Are there a number of days in which a student needs to complete all four tests?

GED Testing Service does not make any restrictions on that.