Newfoundland & Labrador

Top Policies

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

You must be 19 years old to take the GED® test.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, you need to be 19 years old to take the GED® test. There are rare exceptions when an 18-year-old student would be approved.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, you must be a citizen of Canada 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, Newfoundland and Labrador 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.

Price & Payment

Newfoundland and Labrador charges $6 per subject for the GED® test.

Test Retake Policies

In Newfoundland and Labrador, for paper-based tests, three tests can be taken within one calendar year, but there has to be at least a 90 day period between the first and the third test. The second test can be written any time after the first test.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, you’re required to finish the entire test before retaking any subjects.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, you can retake a subject for $6.

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.

Newfoundland and Labrador issues the credential. Your completed tests will be forwarded to the Department of Education in St. John's where they will be scored. Approximately six weeks after you write the tests, you will receive a Transcript of Test Results indicating your standard score for each test. If you are successful on all five tests, you will also receive a Newfoundland and Labrador High School Equivalency Certificate. You will not be notified of your test results over the telephone.

In Newfoundland and Labrador the credential is called the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – GED High School Equivalency Diploma


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

Yes, in Newfoundland and Labrador you can take the test in English or French, however, you cannot combine two different 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.

Ron Smith
GED Administrator and Chief Examiner
Evaluation and Research Division
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
(709) 729-3000
Fax: (709) 729-0611

Ms. Karen Pearcey
GED Clerk
Phone: (709) 729-7919
Fax: (709) 729-0611