General Educational Development (GED)
Testing

PLEASE NOTE: The safety of all learners and staff is paramount. Precautions are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. The number of writers has been reduced to provide increased spacing between desks. All writers must wear a mask when not at their seat and maintain social distancing whenever possible. Hand-sanitizer will be available in the classroom and writers may keep a small, personal hand sanitizer at their desk.

What You Need to Understand About GED Testing
  • All GED testing is free.

  • GED tests can be written in English or in French. You must successfully complete all 5 tests to be awarded a high school equivalency diploma.

  • To be eligible to write the GED tests, you:

    • must be at least 19 years of age;

    • have not graduated from high school, and

    • are no longer enrolled in the public school system.​

  • If you are under the age of 19 and have questions about writing the GED tests or would like to request an age waiver please contact us.

  • Individuals must register for a free GED.com account prior to writing. Click here to read instructions on how to create your account. You can use this account to receive your test results.

  • Applications must be received 2 weeks prior to writing. Seating may be limited for each testing date. You will be notified by email with the details of your session (location, date, time). Please check your spam/junk folder.

  • The testing schedule is subject to change depending on the number of applicants per subject/session. 

  • Please do not be late for registration on the day of testing. If you are late you will not be able to write and will be required to wait until the next testing session.

  • You must show a valid PHOTO I.D. bearing your name, date of birth, address, and signature (e.g. driver’s licence, passport) to be admitted to the testing room.

  • You will need to know your Social Insurance Number to write on your test. Please have that with you.

  • Your test results are mailed within six (6) weeks of writing. Test results are confidential and cannot be given over the phone. You will also receive your results through your GED.com account. The results reported are standard scores and percentile ranks; no raw scores or essay scores are given. A standard score of 450 or higher indicates success. Strict security must be maintained; therefore, test booklets and answer sheets are not available for review nor for use in diagnostic/counselling activities.

  • You may rewrite a test in which the standard score is less than 450. After your initial testing attempt you may re-test up to two (2) times on the content area without any wait time between the re-tests. After the third testing attempt, each re-test attempt must be preceded by a 60-day waiting period. For scores less than 400, you are strongly encouraged to do some form of upgrading before the re-test is attempted.

  • If you are applying to write the large print edition (18 point type), please send a note with your application to write.

  • If you have specific learning and/or physical disabilities and require special accommodations, please contact the GED Chief Examiner to obtain the information and necessary paperwork that must be submitted with this application. The contact information is: 

    • email: NB-GED-N-B@gnb.ca ; phone: (506) 453-8251, (506) 444-2525, or 1-877-453-3030 (Toll Free)
  •   For information or forms for accommodations or transcript/diploma requests click here.

GED Applications to Write

To apply to write GED tests please fill in and print the application to write and submit by:

Mail:

137 MacDonald Avenue

Oromocto, NB

E2V 1A6

Fax:

(506) 357-4111

Scan and Email:

admin@cvala.ca

** PLEASE ENSURE WRITING IS LEGIBLE**

Central Valley Adult Learning Association (CVALA)
New Brunswick / Nouveau Brunswick

CHARITABLE NUMBER: 80811 3211 RR0001

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