Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to test in Arkansas without age restriction requirements.

In Arkansas, you can be 16 or 17 and take the GED® test if you have met the provisions specified in the approved Adult Education Attendance and Enrollment Policies. Please call the state GED Testing office at (501) 682-1980 for information or email

Yes, in Arkansas you’re required to be a resident. You can prove your residency at the testing center with a valid driver’s license or other proof of residency.

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 in testing in.

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

In Arkansas, you’re required to take the GED Ready® practice test at an approved adult education center or GED® test center before scheduling your test. However, you may take one subject of the GED® Ready practice test at an approved adult education or GED® test center and then take that subject of the official GED® test upon approval.

Price & Payment

Arkansas charges $4 per subject for the GED® test.

Test Retake Policies

In Arkansas, 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. GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee.

Arkansas does not charge an additional fee.

Transcripts & Diploma

If you have taken the GED® test in Arkansas and wish to have an official copy of your scores mailed to a college/institution, employer, agency, or yourself, you must submit a request to the Arkansas GED® Testing Office:

Arkansas GED® Testing Office
Three Capitol Mall
Luther S. Hardin Building
Little Rock, AR 72201
Fax: 501-682-1982

In Arkansas the credential is called the Arkansas High School Diploma.


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

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.

Dianne Doyle
GED Administrator
Arkansas Department of Career Education
Luther S. Hardin Building
Three Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201-2729
Phone: (501) 682-1976
Fax: (501) 682-1982