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 Ontario, you must be 18 years old and provide additional documentation in order to take the GED® test.

In Ontario, you must be an Ontario 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, Ontario 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

Ontario charges a $100 non-refundable fee for writing the entire battery of the GED tests.

Test Retake Policies

In Ontario, if your score is between 400 - 440 you can apply to re-write the test immediately. If you achieve a score of less than 400 you must wait 3 months before writing the test again. Tests may only be written twice per calendar year. If it is essential that you write the test again, prior to the 3 month waiting period, or you need to write more than twice in a year, an appeal can be made to the GED(r) Administrator

Ontario charges $100 non-refundable 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 Ontario, the credential is called the Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate.


In Ontario, you can take all the tests in the same two day period.

Yes, in Ontario 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.

Roger Ramlalsingh
GED Administrator
Independent Learning Centre
2180 Yonge Street
Box 200, Station Q
Toronto, ON M4T 2T1
Email: ged@tvo.org