Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to test in Delaware.

In Delaware, you can be 16 or 17 and take the GED® test if you:

  • Are a resident of the state of Delaware,
    • Complete a written age waiver application and send it to the Delaware Department of Education. Your application should include good cause for taking the test early and designating where the test will be taken.; and
    • Verification that you are at least 16 years of age at the time of the application using a birth certificate, driver’s license, a State of Delaware Identification Card or other comparable and reliable documentation of age
    • Verification of withdrawal from the applicant’s public or non public school program
    • And a transcript from the applicant’s public or non public school program

Yes, you must be a current resident of the Delaware or, if a resident from another state be actively employed in Delaware or be registered with a Delaware Department of Labor Program in order to test.

You will need to provide proof to the test center that you meet the above state requirements.

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, you do not need to take a GED® class before taking the official GED® test.

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

Price & Payment

Delaware charges $30 per module 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

You may re-test a subject area up to two times with no wait time between re-tests. After the third attempt each must be preceded by a 60-day waiting period.

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, however your state may require a separate fee.

Delaware charges a $10 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 (302) 857-3342 to find out more about your credential.

In Delaware, the best way to order your first and/or duplicate Credential or Transcript is to go to Set up an account and place your document order. Call 855-313-5799 if you prefer to order by phone. Additional fees apply to phone orders.

For additional questions contact

In Delaware the credential is called the Delaware State Board of Education Endorsement Secondary Credential.


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

Yes, in Delaware, 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. In Delaware, you have to be a resident or employed in the state to take the test.

Maureen Whelan
GED Administrator
Delaware Department of Education
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
Dover, DE 11904
Phone: (302) 857-3342
Fax: (302) 739-1770