Top Policies

How old do I need to be to take the test?

You must be 18 years old to take the GED® test.

If you are 17 years old and would like to take the GED® test, please contact your GED AdministratorTM.

No, you do not need to be a resident of Alberta to take the GED® test.

Some provinces allow people who don’t live there to take the GED® test and others don’t. You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the province that you’re interested to test in.

No, Alberta doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom.

No, you’re not required to take the official practice test before taking the official GED® test.


If you'd like to request accommodations, please contact the Alberta-based Pearson VUE Test Center where you plan to take the GED test on computer. To locate a Pearson VUE Test Center, click here. If you plan to take the GED test on paper, please contact your GED AdministratorTM.

Price & Payment

Alberta charges $40 per subject for the GED® test.

Test Retake Policies

In Alberta, you're required to wait 14 days between attempts. There is no maximum limit per year.

In Alberta, writing centers set their own fees for retakes. For provinces that offer the GED® test on computer, the retesting fee may be different.

Alberta charges a $40 fee for test retakes.

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. We recommend contacting your local test center or your province’s office You can contact your GED Administrator for additional information.

You can request your transcript and diploma here.

In Alberta, the credential is called the High School Equivalency Diploma.


Yes, in Alberta you can take all test subjects in the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it.

Yes, in Alberta, you can take the GED® Test in English or French and you can combine the two languages to earn your credential.

It depends on whether or not that province has a residency requirement. Check the residency requirements in that province and don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator in that province with questions.

Pascal Couture
GED Administrator
Alberta Education
Learner Assessment Branch
44 Capital Blvd., 10044-108 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 5E6
(780) 643-9157