Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to test in Alaska.

In Alaska, you can be 16 or 17 and take the GED® test if you present a withdrawal slip from the last school you attended in Alaska, a legal emancipation document, or written permission from a parent or guardian before testing is allowed.

There is no residency requirement in Alaska.

Some states 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 state that you’re interested to test in.

No, Alaska doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom.

No, you’re not required to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the official GED® test.

Price & Payment

Alaska charges $30 per subject for the GED® test. The state of Alaska will pay for your first GED test in each subject while funding lasts.  View terms and conditions

You will pay for the test online with a debit or credit card when you schedule your test.

Test Retake Policies

In Alaska, there is no waiting period for your first two retakes. After taking a test subject three times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. There's no limit to how many times you can test in a year.

You will receive two discounted retakes for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. You have 365 days after your full price test to use these retakes. After receiving two retakes at the reduced price, the price of the test subject returns to the regular price. If you do not pass that subject again, you will receive two more retakes at the reduced rate. GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee, however additional testing fees may still apply in your state.

In Alaska, there is a $10 test center 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 state’s office at (907)465-8714.

Visit the Alaska Adult Basic Education website and print the GED® transcript release form. Transcripts are free and duplicate diplomas are $10.00. Payment should be made out to the State of Alaska.

In Alaska the credential is called the State of Alaska High School Diploma By Examination.


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

Yes, in Alaska, you can take the GED® Test in English or Spanish and you can combine the two languages to earn your credential.

It depends on whether or not that state has a residency requirement. Check the residency requirements in that state and don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator™ in that state with questions.

Windy Swearingin
ABE/GED State Director
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
GED Testing Program
1111 W. 8th Street
P.O. Box 115509
Juneau, AK 99811-5509
Phone: (907) 465-8714
Fax: (907) 465-4186