You must be 18 years old to test in Florida.
If you are under the age of 18, you must have an Underage Waiver prior to scheduling your test. If you are 16 or 17 you are required to meet the conditions set by the school district in which you resides or attends school. You will have to meet the conditions as set forth by your school district before the Underage Waiver will be granted by the school district representative. You must contact a representative from the district in which you live or go to school for information on the specific requirements for testing. A list of district representatives is found here.
Once this Underage Waiver has been submitted to the office by your local representative, it will be processed within 3-5 business days of receipt. If you have any questions about the underage testing process, please contact the Florida GED® testing office at 850-245-0449 or via email at GEDagewaiver@fldoe.org.
There is no residency requirement if you are 18 years or older.
If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must obtain an Underage Waiver from the school district in which you live. You must contact a representative from the district in which you live or go to school for information on the specific requirements for testing. A list of district representatives is found here.
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.
If you are 18 years or older, you don’t need to take a GED® class before taking the GED® test.
If you are 18 years or older, you don’t need to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the GED® test.
Test Retake Policies
In Florida there is no waiting period for your first two retakes. After taking a test subject 3 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 Florida, there is a $12 test center fee for test retakes.
Transcripts & Diploma
The Florida State GED® Program has partnered with GED Testing Service for fulfillment of requests for GED® transcripts and diplomas.
After passing the GED® test, you will automatically receive one free electronic diploma, one free electronic transcript. You must take action to receive one free printed diploma.
Electronic Diploma and Transcript
The electronic diploma and transcript download links will be e-mailed to the e-mail address associated with your GED®account once you have passed all GED® test subjects and earned your diploma.
- Links are only available for a limited time, so be sure to download your electronic documents right away.
- Follow the instructions provided in the e-mail. These PDF documents are very valuable since they can be forwarded to employers and colleges that accept electronic credentials.
- The PDF documents are verified by GED Testing Service/Parchment each time they are opened using Blue Ribbon Security. The blue ribbon symbol displayed in the PDF is assurance that the digital credential is valid, the document is authentic, and the contents of the credential have not been altered.
The printed diploma can be ordered in your GED® account at GED.com. After logging in, go to My Scores and select Order Duplicates. Select Diploma option and then select the Printed Diploma – Free option.
- You will then be asked who and what address you want the diploma to be mailed to.
- The free diploma link will only be available until it has been used and can only be used one time.
- Carefully follow the instructions presented during the ordering process.
In Florida the credential is called the State of Florida High School Diploma.
Yes, in Florida you can take all test subjects in the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it.
Yes, in Florida you can test in English or Spanish and you can combine tests from 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. In Florida, you do not have to be a resident to take the test.