Where to Take the GED Test

If you don’t know where to take the GED test, there are hundreds of GED locations across the country, and chances are one of them is conveniently located in or near your community.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most states now offer the option to take the GED test online from the safety of your home.

Let’s take a look at the possibilities available to you and go over what you can expect when scheduling your test.

In-Person Locations

In-person testing is the preferred option for many people who need to take the GED test. If you need to know where to take the GED in your community, take a look at our scheduling page to find a location near you.

In-person testing takes place in monitored test environments at test centers, colleges and other educational facilities across the country. When scheduling your test, you can choose which subjects you’ll be testing for that day, and then you can select a date and time at a nearby testing center that works for you.

To help promote safety during COVID-19, GED locations will have additional test-day requirements around mask wearing, social distancing, and other health-oriented behaviors. Alternately, some locations may be closed, and others may have fewer time slots available to choose from for taking your test. Plan ahead so you can schedule the time slot and testing center that works best for you.

Online Testing

Online testing is a new option available in most states to help you safely take the GED test even when testing centers are closed or have limited capacity. With no need to drive to a testing center, along with testing time slots available around the clock, many people prefer the online testing for its convenience. However, online testing has its own requirements, so you’ll need to plan ahead and make sure you’re prepared.

Like an in-person test, when you take the GED online, you’ll be monitored and recorded during the exam. This will happen through your webcam, so you’ll need a computer with a webcam and a good internet connection. In addition, you’ll need a private workspace with four walls, a closed door, and no distractions.

Online testing has a few additional rules and restrictions, which you will learn more about when you schedule a time to take the test online.

GED Locations for Your Success

Whether you choose an in-person location or take the test online, your hard work will be rewarded, and you’ll be one step closer to earning your GED and unlocking new opportunities for your future.




  1. Can a homeschooled US citizen living in New Zealand take the GED? If so, is online testing an option or is there a testing center?

    1. Hi Rosemary,

      We offer flexible testing options for the online GED test. You can view available testing dates and times through your GED.com account.

  2. I took mine threw the Pearson’s thing and they wouldn’t refund me all my money I paid twice and both times I was kicked off while signing in after going threw all the connections test and I’d checks they only wanted to refund me for one test .. isn’t fair and I’d like some help with what I need to do

  3. hey i need help accessing my ged ready test. Every time i attempt to start the practice test it takes me back to home screen

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