General Educational Development (GED)
Effective July 16, 2012, you may register for the paper/pencil version of the GED or the new GED computer-based exam. The computer-based test (CBT) is administered at the Niceville campus at the Pearson VUE testing site, in Building B-111. The CBT testing will begin on July 30, 2012. See the GED schedule for the paper/pencil testing dates and locations. Information on GED classes is available by calling (850) 729-5387.
COMPUTER-BASED TESTING (CBT)
Registration and scheduling for CBT is completed online. Follow this link to the new GED Computer-Based Testing site: www.gedcomputer.com
PAPER / PENCIL VERSION
The GED battery consists of five sub-tests: Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Reading/Literature, and Mathematics. The cost for the complete battery is $70.00. For retesters, the cost for the Writing subtest is $16.00 and all other subtests are $14.00 each. For initial testers, all examinees are required to obtain a referral form from the Adult Education Department prior to registering for the GED. Students may register for the GED test at any Northwest Florida State College Campus/Center.
Students who register to take the entire exam will be tested over a 2 day period. All re-testers will complete testing in one day. If the student is under 18, an age waiver from the county school district is also required. Please see the list below for identification requirements that have been approved by the GED Office at the Florida Department of Education.
You must provide one of these ID requirements for GED registration (must be current - not expired). Identification must show name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph:
- Driver's license
- Military ID
- Other forms of government-issued (national or foreign) identification
- Current identification provided by post-secondary educational institution
If one form of ID does not meet all the GED Testing Service requirements, the GED Testing Office will allow a combination of other documents to satisfy the identity requirements. In that case, one of these alternatives must be provided and must be in the examinee's name.
- Utility bill, not more than two months old
- Mail from financial institutions; including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than two months old
- Mail from Federal, State, County or City government agencies, not more than two months old
- Current homeowner's insurance policy or bill
- Current automobile insurance policy or bill
- Automobile payment booklet (with examinee address listed)
Special accommodations for examinees are available by contacting the Testing Supervisor at the Niceville Campus (850) 729-6016 or by email: email@example.com - at least twelve weeks prior to the scheduled test date. You may find accommodations request forms and additional information at: http://gedtestingservice.com/accommodations