Top Policies

You must be 18.5 years old to test in Wisconsin.

In Wisconsin, you can be 17 and take the GED® test if you have a s.118.15 contract from your local high school, a juvenile correctional facility, or the Challenge Academy.

Learn more about this at your state’s website.

Yes, in Wisconsin you’re required to be a resident for 10 days or more. You can prove your residency at the testing center with a valid driver’s license or other proof of residency.

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.

Yes, in Wisconsin you are required to pass a 100 question civics test. To learn more about that requirement, please check with your test center or find additional information here.

No, Wisconsin 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

Wisconsin charges $33.75 per module for the GED® test.

Test Retake Policies

In Wisconsin, you’re required to wait 30 days before taking the test again after failing a subject area test 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.

You will receive two discounted retakes for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee, however your state may require a separate fee.

Wisconsin charges a $10 fee for test retakes.

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. We recommend contacting your state’s office.

You can request a copy of your Wisconsin transcript or diploma here.

In Wisconsin the credential is called the Certificate of GED® or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).


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

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 Molfenter
GED Administrator
Department of Public Instruction
125 S. Webster Street
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Phone: (608) 267-1062
Fax: (608) 267-9275