GED® Test Fraud

You must appear in person, at a testing center to take the GED® test. The GED® test is not online. In an era where everything’s on the Internet, high school diplomas and credentials are easily found. But the GED® test and credential are not online.

There are hundreds of websites offering high school diplomas, GED® credentials, and other degrees. What they don’t tell you is the “accredited degree” they are offering is practically worthless. These sites are looking to make money at your expense—and they’re charging anywhere from $50 to $500 to do it. Learn more about how to spot a scam and where to earn a real GED® test credential. Also, beware of people who claim that they have GED® test items or the GED® test available for sale. Report such offers to us right away.

We’re trying to protect our testing program and people like you who need the credential to attend college or get a job. We will track reports to identify repeat offenders so we can report them to law enforcement agencies. Remember, if it seems too good to be true…it probably is. Let’s work together to combat online fraud. Note: The GED® test cannot be taken online. You must be in an Official GED® Testing Center to take the real GED® test.

Fraudulent websites are not accredited by state or local jurisdiction authorities.

  1. If the United States District of Columbia (Washington, DC) isn’t awarding you the GED® credential, you’re paying money for something other than the GED® test.
  2. If you’re taking the exam online or from home, you’re paying money for something other than the GED® test.
  3. If someone is offering to give you GED® test items or a copy of the GED® test, be suspicious and report it to us.

Note: As of July 2011, there is no accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED) or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) that has the word “online” in its name.