Idaho

Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to test in Idaho.

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must submit Idaho’s Youth Waiver Form. Once the test center has received and approved the Youth Waiver, you will be able to schedule your test.

Questions? Feel free to call Idaho’s state office at (208) 334-2365.

There is no residency requirement In Idaho.

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, Idaho 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

Idaho 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.

Test Retake Policies

In Idaho, there is no waiting period if you do not pass a subject area test the first time. After taking a test subject 3 times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. A 60 day wait period will go into affect after each additional non-passing subject exam attempt.

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 rateGED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee, however additional testing fees may still apply in your state.

In Idaho, there is a $10 test center fee for test retakes.

Transcripts & Diploma

The State of Idaho has partnered with GED Testing Service for fulfillment of requests for GED® transcripts and diplomas through Parchment.

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.

Printed Diploma

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.

If you passed before year 2014 and are looking to request your High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC), you will need to complete the HSEC Application here.

You can request your transcript and diploma here.

In Idaho the credential is called the GED® Transcript and the High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC).

Other

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

Yes, in Idaho 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.

Korey Mereness
State Coordinator for Adult Education
GED® Administration
650 West State Street/Suite 324
Boise, ID 83720-0095
(208) 429-5541