Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to test in Nevada.

You can be 16 or 17 years old and take the GED® test (at a test center) if you are granted permission by the board of trustees of your school district to take the state-approved high school equivalency test Parental permission is also required. Local school districts may impose other conditions such as requiring a minimum score on a practice test.


For those testing on the Online Exam:

  • The minimum age to test online in Nevada is 18.

Yes, there is a residency requirement to take the test in Nevada.

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, however, if you are 16 or 17 years of age you may be required by the local school district to demonstrate readiness with a minimum score on a practice test.

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center: 

  • You’re only required to take the GED Ready® practice test before scheduling your test if you’re 16 years old and live in select school districts.

For those testing on the Online Exam: 

  • Yes, regardless of age, you are required to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the official GED® test online. 

Price & Payment

What is my cost if I test at a Test Center?

  • Nevada charges $23.75 per module for the GED® test.

What is my cost if I test Online?

  • Nevada charges $36 per subject for the GED® test taken online 

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

Test Retake Policies

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center 

  • There is a 24 hour wait period before taking the test again after failing a subject area for the first time. 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. 

For those testing on the Online Exam: 

  • The Online Proctored Exam allows for one retake before a 60 day waiting period. After taking a test subject two times online, you’ll have to wait 60 days before retesting.  

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center: 

  • 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 Nevada, there is a $3.75 test center fee for test retakes. 

For those testing on the Online Exam:

  • The Online Proctored Exam costs $36 for a retake in Nevada. Discounted retakes are not offered on the Online Proctored Exam. 

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. We recommend contacting your state’s office at (775) 687 -7287 to find out more about your credential.

To request duplicate copies contact Diploma Sender.

In Nevada, you received a certificate along with your original transcript when you earned your GED® test credential. The transcript is the official record of your GED® test credential and can be used as proof for employment, schools, etc.

Starting January 1st, 2022 you will be required to verify your address and contact info prior to Diploma Sender mailing your credentials.

In Nevada, the credential is called the Certificate of High School Equivalency.


For those testing in-person at a Testing Center:

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

For those testing on the Online Exam:

  • No, you must schedule your test appointments separately, one at a time. After you complete one online exam you may schedule another, based on appointment availability.

Yes, in Nevada 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.

Nancy Olsen
GED Administrator
Nevada Department of Education
Adult Education Office
755 North Roop Street
Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89701-5096
Phone: (775) 687-7289
Fax: (775) 687-8636