GED Classes Berkeley, California

This article includes a full listing of GED prep class locations and testing centers in the Berkeley area. California residents are offered two options if they want to earn their high school equivalency credentials, the GED and HiSET exams.

The exams are set up to give adults who never completed high school the chance to acquire an equivalent degree.

The HiSET® and GED® tests may be taken online or at one of California’s state-approved testing facilities. Read more below.

The computer-based GED exam contains four separate modules (subtests) in Science, Literacy, Math, and Social Studies.

California also welcomed the HiSET exam that is offered both on-computer and on-paper.

The HiSET exam includes separate writing and reading tests, so five in total.

The GED modules may be completed individually, and this also counts for the HiSET subtests.

Please check with a testing facility near you because not all testing facilities offer both options (see below).

Berkeley GED Prep Sites

Berkeley Adult School
1701 San Pablo Avenue – Berkeley – California 94702 – Phone (510) 644-6130

Inter-City Employment Services
3269 Adeline Street – Berkeley – California 94703 – Phone (510) 655-3552

Multicultural Institute
1920 Seventh Street – Berkeley – California 94710 – Phone (510) 818-4075

Locations Around Berkeley (Cities In Alphabetic Order)

Alameda Adult School
2201 Encinal Avenue – Alameda – California 94501 – Phone (510) 522-3858

Sylvan El Cerrito
10810 San Pablo Avenue – El Cerrito – CA 94530 – Phone (510) 292-4055

Oakland Adult and Career Education 
2607 Myrtle St – Room 122 – Oakland – CA 94607 – Phone: (510) 879.1400
All Oakland GED prep options <- can be found here

GED Requirements in California

W. Contra Costa Adult Education
5625 Sutter St – Richmond – CA 94804 – Phone (510) 231.1453
Check out all Richmond GED classes <- here

City College of S. Francisco GED and HiSET Instruction
1125 Valencia Street – San Francisco – California 94110 – Phone (415) 561-1824
Mission Campus. See more San Francisco prep sites here.

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California Free Online GED Classes

Berkeley Area GED Testing Sites

Berkeley Adult School (BAS) Testing Site-GED & HiSET
1701 South Pablo Avenue – Berkeley – California 94702 – Ph0ne (510) 644-6130

Alameda Adult School Test Center-HiSET
2201 Encinal Avenue – Alameda – California 94501 – Phone (510) 522-3858

Oakland Adult and Career Education-HiSET
2607 Myrtle Street – Room 122 – Oakland – California 94607 – Phone (510) 273-2310

City College of San Francisco Mission-GED & HiSET
1125 Valencia Street – Room 115 – San Francisco – California 94110 – Phone (415) 561-1824

City College of San Francisco John Adams – HiSET
1860 Hayes Street – Room 45 – San Francisco – California 94117 – Phone (415) 561-1824

Youth Guidance Ctr San Francisco – HiSET
375 Woodside Avenue – Unit 8 – San Francisco – California 94127 – Phone (415) 753-7800

Online GED, HiSET Testing

The HiSET and GED tests can now be dealt with online as well. It used to be that you had to come to a state-designated testing center if you wanted to obtain your high school equivalency diploma and take the test in person.

Recent developments have moved the GED and HiSET exams rapidly toward a proctored, online testing version, though. You can learn more about the online HiSET exam, and for more information about the online GED test, <- check here.

Please bear in mind that websites that sell online GED documents are fraudulent and run by con artists who just try to steal your hard-earned money. If you wish to learn if you qualify for the HSE (high school equivalency) program, check out this page: GED testing in California.

California GED Practice test


The state of California not only offers the GED test (entirely computer-formatted and including the four test subjects of Science, Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts), but the state also presents an alternative assessment system to its residents to acquire the High School Equivalency Diploma: the HiSET exam.

This alternative exam has two literacy sections (reading and writing) and is offered in both computer- and paper versions. Furthermore, this method is slightly cheaper than the GED exam. Not all testing centers administer both of the options so, please check with a testing site near you to learn which exam(s) they use!