Nova Scotia

Top Policies

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

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

In Nova Scotia, you must be 19 years old to take the GED® test, out of school for one year and without a high school diploma.

Yes, you need to be a resident of Nova Scotia 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, Nova Scotia 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.

The GED® Test is only offered on computer in Nova Scotia

No, the GED® Test is only offered on computer in Nova Scotia. If you have completed some paper-based testing and would like to complete your GED® Test with computer-based testing, please contact your Chief Examiner.

Price & Payment

Nova Scotia charges $0 per subject for the GED® test on paper.

Test Retake Policies

In Nova Scotia, you’re required to wait 30 days between each retake with up to 3 attempts on a subject area within a calendar year.

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.

Fees for Copies of Transcripts and Certificates please call your province’s office at 877-466-7725.

In Nova Scotia the credential is called the GED High School Equivalency Certificate.


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

Yes, in Nova Scotia 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.