FAQs for Earning a GED® in Vermont

Top Policies

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

You must be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 years old, you will need signed written consent by a parent or guardian. Please complete this permission form for GED testing.

Vermont’s Adult Education and Literacy System

For those testing on the Online Exam:

  • A parent or guardian must be present at the pre-test check-in to give consent and authorize the underage tester to be recorded during testing. If the parent or guardian is not present, the exam session will be revoked.

In Vermont you are required to be a resident to choose Vermont as your jurisdiction.  


No, Vermont doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom. However, instruction and tutoring are available through Vermont’s Adult Education and Literacy system at no cost to eligible students. Students can find contact information for their local Vermont Adult Education and Literacy provider here.

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center: 

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


For those testing on the Online Exam: 

  • No, 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: Vermont charges $36 per subject for the GED® test at a Test Center.


What is my cost if I test Online?

  • Vermont 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 

  • Students may take the same subject test over again three times in any one year. There is no set time between when a student takes one subject test and when a student may take it over again.

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 Vermont, there is a $10 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 Vermont. Discounted retakes are not offered on the Online Proctored Exam. 

Transcripts & Diploma

Vermont 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.

Printed Diploma

The printed diploma can be ordered in your GED® account at 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.

You can request your transcript and diploma here.

In Vermont the credential is called the Vermont Secondary School Equivalency Certificate.


For those testing in-person at a Testing Center:

  • Yes, in Vermont 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 Vermont 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.

Robin Castle
Education Programs Manager
State Director of Adult Education and Literacy
Vermont Agency of Education
1 National Life Drive
Davis 5 Montpelier,
VT 05620-2501
Phone: (802) 828-0508

How to Get a GED® in Vermont

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Creating Your Online Account

By creating your free account, you can quickly explore online and in-person GED® classes, find testing centers near you, schedule an online exam, and much more. It only takes a few minutes to register a new account, and you’ll only need to provide basic information like your:
  • Full Name
  • Contact Information
  • Email Address
Your free account provides a wealth of resources and helpful tools to start or complete your journey toward earning a Vermont GED.

Classes and Testing Centers Near You

Are you interested in finding GED® classes and testing centers near you? In-person courses offer many student benefits, including:
  • Structured Learning Environments: Structured class schedules and learning environments can help many students stay on track throughout their GED® journey.
  • Real-Time Instruction and Peer Interactions: Classroom settings allow you to quickly get answers and clarifications, work among like-minded peers with similar goals, and receive real-time instructor feedback.
  • Distraction-Free Environment: By choosing in-person classes, you won’t worry about slow internet connections, distracting noises, or other obligations. Instead, you’ll enjoy a learning-focused environment to help you concentrate on your goals.
At, we make finding in-person classes and testing centers a breeze. After logging into your account, you can effortlessly search for nearby classes and testing centers and find their contact and address information.

Online Classes

Are you interested in earning your GED® online in Vermont? We’re here to help. Just log in to your free account to get started! Once logged in, click “Study” at the top of the screen. Then, select “Find GED® Classes” to explore your online options. Online learning offers a wealth of benefits, including:
  • Increased Flexibility: One of the most prominent benefits of earning your GED® online in Vermont is learning on your own schedule, making it easier to juggle work and personal obligations.
  • Improved Accessibility: Do you live in a rural area? Can’t find GED® classes where you live? Don’t let that prevent you from achieving your goals. By opting for an online course, you can work toward getting your GED® in Vermont from anywhere with a reliable internet connection.
  • Personalized Education: Are you good at math but struggling in language arts? Do you want to spend more time reviewing science materials before the exam? Enrolling in an online class allows you to work at your own pace, spend more time on challenging topics, and breeze through the easier coursework.

GED® Tests Online in Vermont

Did you know you can take the official GED® exam online in Vermont? Online GED® testing can be scheduled 24/7, improving accessibility and flexibility and helping you prepare for and take the official exam when ready. Online testing is performed under the watchful eye of an online proctor and includes the same tests you would have in an in-person testing center. To take the GED® test online in Vermont, you’ll need:
  • A ‘green’ GED Ready® Score
  • A reliable computer, webcam, and internet connection
  • A secure, private workspace
  • A valid government-issued ID
On test day, you’ll need to log in to your account at least 30 minutes before your scheduled exam, giving you plenty of time to prepare, perform a system test, and ensure you meet all online testing requirements.

Ready to Earn Your GED® in Vermont?

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