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Adults: Get your GED® test credential

For a limited time and effective immediately, eligible Kentucky adults can take each module of the GED® test at the reduced cost of $10, a savings of $20. The offer is being made possible in Kentucky through $20 limited-time vouchers using federal Workforce Investment Act funds. Find out more at your local adult education center.

If you didn't finish high school, there are free classes at adult education centers to prepare you to take the GED® test. Also the GED Ready test is free for eligible students at each of the adult education centers.

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The nationally recognized GED® test offers you an opportunity to earn a GED® test credential. The GED® test is five tests that show you have the same level of knowledge as graduating high school seniors in reading, writing, math, science and social studies.

Click each step to learn the best way to achieve success

Arrow Step 1 - Make sure you qualify
To take the GED® test in Kentucky, you must:
  • Have a Kentucky address.
  • Be 19 or have reached the legal age of withdrawal in the local school district where you live and be withdrawn for at least 90 days.
  • Pass GED Ready , the official practice test.
Arrow Step 2 - Contact a local adult education center
Lots of help is available to help you prepare for the GED test.
  • Adult education centers in every Kentucky county offer free classes.
  • The adult education centers can also help get you started so you can study at home through KET's Fast Forward Links to another Web site.
  • There are also online classes available through your local adult education center.
Arrow Step 3 - Take the test
The national fee to take the GED® test is $30 for each of the four modules which amounts to $120 for the complete test. The test can be taken at Pearson VUE/GED Testing Centers at numerous Kentucky locations. You can find a test center near you at the test center locator at
The GED® test is not available online anywhere. If you find a website that offers "official" GED® tests online, it is a scam. You can earn a GED® test credential only by going in person and taking the test at an Official Person VUE/GED® Testing Center.
Arrow Step 4 - Receive your results
You can view your test results online at Links to another Web site . If you pass, you'll receive your diploma in about a week.

Your Score
In 2014, test-takers will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each of the four content areas (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies) in order to be eligible to receive a high school equivalency credential.
You can also demonstrate your higher level college and career readiness by earning a "GED® Honors" designation for any module by scoring 170 or above.
If you do not pass, you can study some more and take the test again.

Getting your GED® can change your life!