FAQs for Earning a GED in Nevada

Top Policies

How old do I need to be to take the test?

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?

  • Starting July 1, 2023: Nevada charges $31 per subject for the GED® test at a Test Center.

What is my cost if I test Online?

  • Nevada charges $31 per subject for the GED® test via 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: 

  • Starting July 1, 2023: You will receive one discounted* retake for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. You have 365 days after your full price test to use this retake. This retake offer (1 full price:1 discount) repeats until you pass the test. GED Testing Service waives its $26 testing fee, however additional testing fees may still apply in your state.

*In Nevada, there is a $5 test center fee for GED® test retakes.

Note: We have extended the limited-time offer of up to 2 discounted retakes for exams taken in test centers, as long as both retakes are completed by June 30, 2024.  

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

How to Get a GED® in Nevada

Having a GED® in Nevada offers many benefits and can open doors to new opportunities in your personal and professional life. A GED® is invaluable for career advancement, personal growth, and higher education options. Today, earning your GED® is easier than ever with in-person and online class availability, allowing you to study and take the GED® test your way. Traditional in-person classes provide a more structured learning environment and direct interaction and support. On the other hand, GED® classes online in Nevada offer greater flexibility and convenience and allow you to study from anywhere at any time.

Creating Your Online Account

At, we make signing up for a new account easy. Our free accounts provide you with access to invaluable resources, including study guides, goals, and Nevada GED® practice tests. To get started, you’ll just need to provide these items:
  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your contact information
  • Your mailing address
Follow the on-screen prompts to finish creating your account. Then, you’re all set to start working toward your GED® goals.

Classes and Testing Centers Near You

In-person GED® classes allow you to learn in a more structured environment where you’ll interact directly with instructors and classmates. Some of the most notable benefits of in-person courses include:
  • Immediate Support and Feedback: With real-time learning and discussions, you can get feedback, ask questions, and clarify information immediately.
  • Structured Learning Environment: Traditional GED® classes offer a structured setting with a designated schedule. This structure can help students establish a routine, promote discipline, and stay motivated.
  • Social Interaction: If you’re the type of student that learns better from direct interaction with classmates and instructors, group activities, and engaging classroom discussions, in-person GED® classes may be your best option.
Are in-person GED® courses your best option?Find GED® classes near you using your city and state or zip code. Not only can you view classes in your area, but you can quickly find addresses and phone numbers for your preferred location. Plus, we help you seamlessly schedule a GED® test at a testing center near you using your account.

Online Classes

In today’s interconnected world, online education has become increasingly popular and accessible, and earning your GED® credential is no exception. Getting a GED® online in Nevada is a convenient and flexible way to prepare for and pass the GED® exam. These classes offer a comprehensive and engaging learning experience you can complete at your own pace, putting you more in control of your GED® journey. Some of the best benefits of online GED® classes in Nevada include:
  • Accessibility: If you have limited transportation options or live in a rural community farther from in-person classes, an online GED® course may be your solution. You can take these classes from the comfort of your home at your own pace. The classes offer greater accessibility to students who may not otherwise be able to attend a course.
  • Direct Access to Online Resources: Your free account provides direct access to online resources like study guides, Nevada GED® practice tests, and much more.
  • Self-Paced Learning: A self-paced learning approach allows you to progress through class material at your own pace, moving quickly through familiar topics and spending more time on challenging ones.
  • Convenience: With online classes, there’s no need to commute to a physical location, and you needn’t adhere to a strict learning schedule. This convenience eliminates the time and cost of traveling to and from class, and it’s easier to work study time into your day if you have other responsibilities.
Would you prefer to attend your GED® classes online? Your account makes it easy to enroll. From your account’s home page, just select “Study” and then “Find GED® Classes” to get started.

GED® Tests Online in Nevada

In Nevada, you can attend a GED® class online. You can also take the practice test and the official GED® test online. After you’ve completed your GED® class, all you’ll need to take your test is the following:
  • A private, quiet workspace
  • A computer and webcam
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A valid and unexpired government-issued ID
  • A ‘green’ GED Ready® Score
Additionally, you must log into your account at least 30 minutes before your exam to verify your workspace, computer, and ID. To start the verification process and online test, select “Launch” from the appointment card on your home page.

Start Working Toward Your GED® in Nevada Today

Ready to get started? With on your side, working toward your GED® in Nevada has never been easier! Find GED® classes or schedule a GED® test near you today.