Northwest Territories

Top Policies

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

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

You have to be 18 years old to take the GED® test in Northwest Territories. In Northwest Territories, there is no minimum age to take the GED® test.

In Northwest Territories, you must be a Canadian citizen or a 6 month resident in order 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, Northwest Territories 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

Northwest Territories charges $35 per subject for the GED® test.

Test Retake Policies

In Northwest Territories, you’re required to wait 180 days before taking the test again.

In Northwest Territories, you can retest a subject for $35. For provinces that offer the GED® test on computer, the retesting fee may be different.

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 Northwest Territories, the credential is called the Northwest Territories High School Equivalency Diploma.


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

Yes, in Northwest Territories you can take the test in English or Spanish, 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.

Bonnie Koslowski
GED Administrator
Department of Education, Operations and Development
Government of the NWT
Lahm Ridge Tower—2nd Floor
P.O. Box 1320
Franklin Avenue
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
(867) 920-8939
Fax: (867) 873-0338