In Arizona, students looking to earn their GED® diploma can take the four separate GED subtests at one of Arizona’s testing centers or online.
Arizona is offering the computer-based GED exam for the state’s high school equivalency (HSE) testing program. The GED program offers adults who didn’t finish high school the chance to earn a credential that’s equivalent to a high school diploma.
The GED testing fee in Arizona is $120 for the complete test (computer-based) or $30 per module.
You have the liberty to take the four subtests one (or more) at a time. Retesting is offered at a reduced rate.
You can retake a subtest twice without any waiting period but if you’ve failed these attempts, there is a 60-days waiting period before you can retake that subject test.
For your first two retakes within a year, discounted fees apply. After these discounted retakes, regular fees apply. If you fail again, you’ll get two more retests at a reduced rate. The $20 test fee will be waived, though a $10 testing center fee will apply in Arizona for retakes.
The GED test passing score is 145 points on each module (subtest), so at least 580 overall. You can take one subject test at a time.
Your scores on the four modules (Math, Science, Social studies, and Language Arts) do not expire.
In Arizona, in addition to the four subtests, you also have to pass the state’s Civics Test.
GED Arizona requirements
The minimum age in Arizona is 16. However, 16 and 17-year olds need to meet some strict additional requirements.
Underage test-takers (16 and 17 years of age) qualify if they provide verification that they are formally withdrawn from high school and a notarized, dated, and signed consent statement from a parent or guardian.
To qualify for the GED (General Education Development) exam, you must not be enrolled in a school program and not have graduated from a secondary school.
In Arizona, there is NO residency requirement and applicants don’t need to attend a prep program or take the GED Ready® test prior to taking the real GED test.
The GED test consists of four subject tests: Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts), Math (Mathematical Reasoning), Science, and Social Studies.
GED testing can now be done online as well and the exam is done entirely on a computer in English or Spanish.
Arizona GED prep classes
Online preparation is perfectly okay but you can also choose a traditional GED prep class near you. Select your nearest city to see all the options.
Arizona GED test centers
Central Arizona College – 805 S Idaho Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85219, 480-677-7761
Rio Salada College – 420 N Central Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323, 480-517-8553
Mohave Comm. College – 3400 Hwy 95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442, 928-757-0831
Yavapai College – 601 Black Hills Dr, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, 928-634-6561
Clifton Public Library – 588 Turner Ave, Clifton, AZ 85533, 928-865-2461
Central Arizona College – 8470 N Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85228, 520-494-5405
Cochise College – 4190 W Highway 80, Douglas, AZ 85607, 520-515-5307
Coconino Community College – 3000 N 4th St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, 928-526-7629
CollegeAmerica – 399 S Malpais Ln, 2nd Fl, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, 928-213-6060 x 1401
Gila County Education Service Agency – 5515 S Apache Ave, Globe, AZ 85501, 928-402-8548
Northland Pioneer College – 2251 N Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025, 928-532-6142
Mohave Comm. College – 1971 Jagerson Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401, 928-692-3046
Arizona@Work – 700 W Beale St, Kingman, AZ 86401, 928.753-0723
Lake Havasu City
Mohave Comm. College – 1977 W Acoma Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403, 928-855-7812
Mesa Community College – 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202, 480-461-7480
Mesa Community College – 7110 E McKellips Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207, 480-654-7811
Santa Cruz Center – 2021 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621, 520-394-7181
Gila County Education Service Agency – 1100 N Beeline Hwy, Suite G, Payson, AZ 85541, 928-472-5398
Rio Salado College-Downtown – 619 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 480-377-4080
Phoenix College – 1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013, 602-285-7844 Rio Salado College-Thomas – 3631 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85019, 480-377-4300
Gateway Community College – 108 N. 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034, 602-286-8165
Yavapai College – 1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301, 928-776-2201
Rio Salado College – 21740 S Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142, 480-384-9317
Safford City Library – 808 S 7th Ave – Safford – AZ 85546 – 928-432-4168
Salt River Testing Ctr – 1663 N Longmore Rd – Scottsdale – AZ 85256 – 480-362-2154
Northland Pioneer College – 1001 W Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901, 928-532-6142
Cochise College – 901 N Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635, 520-515-5307
University of AZ South – 1140 N Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635, 520-458-8278
Rio Salado Ad. Learning Ctr – 12535 Smokey Dr, Surprise, AZ 85374, 480-377-4290
Rio Salado College-Southern – 3320 S Price Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282, 480-377-4160
Rio Salado College-Tempe – 2323 W 14th St, Tempe, AZ 85281, 480-517-8560
Eastern Arizona College – 615 N Stadium Ave, Thatcher, AZ 85552, 928-428-8491
The University of Arizona – 220 W 6th St (Rm B116), Tucson, AZ 85701, 520-621-7589 Pima Comm. Coll. Downtown – 1255 N Stone Ave (AH Bldg-Rm 130), Tucson, AZ 85709, 520-206-7330
Pima Comm. Coll. Northwest Campus – 7600 N Shannon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741, 520-206-6503
Pima Comm. Coll. East Campus – 8181 E Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 85709, 520-206-3987
Central Arizona College – 80440 E Aravaipa Rd, Winkelman, AZ 85295, 520-357-2800
Arizona Western College – 2020 S Ave 8 E, Yuma, AZ 85365, 928-344-7641
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Online GED testing
You can take the GED test online or in-person at a testing center. Until recently, to acquire your GED credential, you needed to come to an official GED testing site and sit for the exam in person but that has changed.
GED Testing Service has introduced an online proctored testing version. For more details, check out online proctored GED testing is now possible.
How to start with GED prep in Arizona
The best way to start preparing for the GED test is to take a few practice tests to check your knowledge. This website offers many practice tests; choose between Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts.
When you know your weak points, use online videos, books, and quizzes to eliminate your knowledge gaps. If you prefer to learn with a teacher, then sign up for a traditional class. Your local library will also have plenty of materials to make you well prepared, and there are numerous facilities that offer free GED prep classes.
Free GED online prep in Arizona
Preparing for the GED test might be intensive but you will be rewarded. More than 96 percent of American employers regard GED diploma holders comparable to high school graduates in terms of earnings and opportunities for promotions.
Get optimally prepared, locate a GED testing site in your area, and register online.
How is the GED scored?
Your score on the GED modules is measured on a 100-200 scale.
Below passing: 100 to 144
High school equivalency: 145 to 164
College-ready: 165 to 174
College-ready + college credits: 175 to 200
To summarize, in Arizona you can get your GED diploma if you pass the four subtests of the GED exam. There are many free GED prep classes throughout Arizona, and you can also use online GED classes and practice tests to get prepared for the test.
Upon completion of the exam, you will be awarded the GED diploma which is accepted in the same way as a standard HS diploma by practically all North American employers and schools.
For more information:
Arizona Department of Education Adult Education Services
1535 W Jefferson Street, Bin 26
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Last Updated on January 22, 2021.