Prince Edward Island

Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to take the GED® test. You must also be out of school for one year.

In Prince Edward Island, you can test at the age of 18. Consideration will be given to underage testers in extreme situations where abundant documented medical evidence exists as well as for home-schooled testers who require GED® testing to obtain a grade 12 credential.

Yes, you must be a resident of Prince Edward Island. You must prove your residency at the testing center with a valid photo ID that lists your Canadian address or other proof of residency.

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, Prince Edward Island doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom.

Yes, Prince Edward Island GED® testers must write the Official Practice Tests and score 500 or higher in order to schedule the GED® tests. Please call 1-800-446-5265 and press 3 to arrange to take the official practice tests.

Price & Payment

Prince Edward Island does not charge a fee to write the GED® test on computer or the test on paper. However, you are required to give at least 24 hour notice to cancel or reschedule your GED® computer based testing appointment. If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment and you have not provided the 24 hour notice, you will be billed at the rate of $24 per test for each missed test or you will be required to wait six (6) months before being permitted to reschedule your testing appointment(s).

Test Retake Policies

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

In Prince Edward Island, you may retake the test for free. However, you are required to give at least 24 hour notice to cancel or reschedule your GED® computer based testing appointment. If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment and you have not provided the 24 hour notice, you will be billed at the rate of $24 per test for each missed test or you will be required to wait six (6) months before being permitted to reschedule your testing appointment(s).

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. We recommend contacting Prince Edward Island's GED office at (902) 368-4650 for more information on your transcripts and diplomas for the GED® test.

If you have taken the GED® test in Prince Edward Island your results will be mailed to you within two weeks. If you wish to obtain another copy of your GED® transcript, contact Lori Babineau, either by the GED office at (902) 368-4650 or email lebabineau@gov.pe.ca.

In Prince Edward Island the credential is called the Prince Edward Island High School Equivalency Certificate.

Other

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

Yes, in Prince Edward Island 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 MacInnis
Manager of Continuing Education
PEI Dept. of Education and Lifelong Learning
(902) 368-5570