Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to test in Arizona.

The examinee must be eighteen (18) years of age and has not received a High School Diploma or a High School Equivalency Diploma. An examinee age sixteen (16) and seventeen (17) years of age may take the assessment upon providing the required documentation:

  1. Verification from the last school attended certifying formal withdrawal from high school
  2. A signed, notarized, and dated statement of consent from a parent or guardian

The examinee must present the two documents listed above and a current government-issued photo ID to any Authorized Testing Location or to the Arizona State Office.

For further assistance, please call (602) 258-2410 between 8:00am and 4:30pm on weekdays except state holidays.

No, there is no residency requirement to take the test in Arizona.

You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the state that you’re interested to test in.

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

Arizona also requires that you pass the Arizona Civics test in addition to passing the GED® test to receive the Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma.

Students will be required to score 60% on the Arizona Civics Test to pass. The test can only be taken at authorized GED®/Pearson VUE Test Centers and registered for on The test can be taken at any time during your GED® testing experience and may be taken as many times as you need to pass with no required waiting time in between attempts.

If you have more questions about the state's testing program, please contact the Arizona Department of Education services at (602)258-2410 ext. 2.

Price & Payment

Arizona charges $35 per subject for the GED® test.

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

Don’t have a credit or debit card? Some students use American Express Bluebird. Register for a free Bluebird card online and add funds with cash at a Walmart location. Learn more about Bluebird.

Test Retake Policies

In Arizona 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 Arizona, 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 (602) 258-2410, ext. 2.

You are required to take your last test in Arizona in order to receive the Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma credential. You must pass the Arizona Civics test in addition to passing the GED® test to receive the Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma.

The Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma Credential is issued to you approximately two weeks after passing the four subject areas of the GED® test and passing the Arizona Civics test. For further instruction on how to order a transcript please visit the Arizona Department of Education's Adult Education's website.

In Arizona the credential is called the Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma.


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

Yes, in Arizona you can take the test in English or Spanish.  As of August 1, 2019, you can also combine two different 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.

Sheryl Hart
GED Administrator
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-2777

Alternate Contact:
Christian Garibay
Director of Assessment and HSE Services