On this page, you can find all GED® prep facilities and testing sites in the Bradenton region.
Florida uses the GED exam for its HSE (high school equivalency) testing program.
The HSE program gives adults who could not finish high school the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The GED exam contains four subtests in these academic fields: Math, Science, Literacy, and Social Studies.
You have the option to take one (or more) subtest at a time and your scores will be good for two years from your first registration.
Online GED testing is NO option. Testing must be done at specific Florida GED testing sites.
Bradenton GED prep locations
Manatee Technical College-Main Campus
6305 State Rd 70 E – Bradenton – FL 34203 – Ph: 941 -751 -7900
Manatee Community College-Bradenton
5840 26th St W – Bradenton – FL 34207 – Ph: (941) 752-5203
Bradenton Jobs Etc. (Manatee Community College)
1112 Manatee Ave W – Bradenton – FL 34205 – Ph: (941) 752-5203
Manatee Tech-West Campus (Adult Education Center)
5503 34th St W – Bradenton – FL 34210 – Ph: (941) 209-6800 (ext. 2243)
5512 Manatee Ave W – Bradenton – FL 34209 – Ph: (941) 355-2721
Fawley Bryant Architects donated $25,000 to a fund that enables more Manasota Goodwill employees to earn their GED diploma. After Coni and Rick Fawley passed away, the fund was created in honor of their legacy. The fund is set up to help Goodwill team members enhance their education. Twenty percent of Goodwill’s employees don’t have a high school diploma and the fund is set up to change that. Great initiative!
Goodwill Manasota Corporate Campus
2705 51st Ave E – Bradenton – FL 34203 – Ph: (941) 355-2721
Goodwill Manasota-Ranch Lake
8750 E State Rd 70 – Bradenton – FL 34202 – Ph: (941) 355-2721
3465 Cortez Rd W – Bradenton – FL 34205 – Ph: (941) 684-0073
Bradenton Central Library
1301 Barcarrota Ave – Bradenton – FL 34205 – Ph: (941) 748-5555 (ext. 632)
Front Porch Program (MCC)
201 13th Ave W – Bradenton – FL 34205 – Ph: (941) 746-7470
Free self-paced GED instruction is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
PACE Center for Girls Alternative Education Program
3508 26th St W – Bradenton – FL 34205 – Ph: (941) 751-4566
PACE is an alternative education program supported by Manatee County’s School Board and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
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Prep sites around Bradenton (cities by alphabet)
Desoto County Adult Education (at the Arcadia Family Service Ctr)
310 W Whidden St – Arcadia – FL 34266 – Ph: (941) 933-1333 (ext. 305)
Manatee Tech-North Campus (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
801 9th St W – Palmetto – FL 34221 – Ph: (941) 209-6800 (ext. 2241)
Palmetto Paxen Education Ctr
1003 17th St W – Palmetto – FL 34221 – Ph: (941) 722-7733
Manasota Goodwill Center
5150 N Tamiami Tr – Sarasota – FL 34234 – Ph: (941) 355-2721
Check out all Sarasota options here
Tomlinson Adult Education Ctr
296 Mirror Lake Dr – St. Petersburg – FL 33701 – Ph: (727) 893-2723
For all St. Petersburg area options click on this link
Beth-El Ministry ( GED Classes for farmworkers – Spanish)
18240 U.S. Hwy 301 S – Wimauma – FL 33598 – Ph: (813) 633.1548
Bradenton area GED testing sites
Manatee Tech-West Campus
5503 34th Street W – Bradenton – FL 34210 – Ph: (941) 209.6800 (ext. 2243)
DeSoto County Schools GED testing
310 W Whidden St – Arcadia – FL 34266 – Ph: (863) 993-1333
Hillsborough County School Board GED testing
2222 N Tampa St – Tampa – FL 33602 – Ph: (813) 276.5654
Learey Technical Ctr GED testing
5410 N 20th St – Tampa – FL 33610 – Ph: (813) 276.5654 (ext. 250)
Sarasota County School Board GED testing
748 Beneva Rd – Sarasota – FL 34233 – Ph: (941) 924-1365
Pinellas Tech GED testing
901 34th St S – St. Petersburg – FL 33711 – Ph: (727) 893-2500
GED and the economy
By working towards and getting your GED certificate, you definitely will be able to secure one of the 4 million unfilled jobs that require a high school diploma or GED. These are all well-paying positions and there are plenty available. All you need to is concentrate on preparing for the new GED exam.
By achieving this you not only will improve your income and the lives of the people around you, but you’ll be helping improve the economy as a whole as well. Studying for and securing your GED degree will be your first major on the road to a brighter future and a better life. In Florida, the GED exam costs $128 for the entire battery or $32 per subject test.
GED eligibility requirements
In Florida, you need to be at least 16 years of age, and overseas applicants need to be no younger than 17. In case you are 16 or 17 years old, you are required to present a signed Underage Permission Form (Age Waiver) at the test site before you can take the exam. You cannot hold a secondary education credential and not be enrolled in another school program. For qualification requirements go to Florida GED testing requirements.
A few years back, the GED passing standards were changed. The minimally required score on each part was lowered from 150 to 145. If you want to read more about this important decision, check out this GED Scoring page. You may also benefit from this website’s free video lessons and free GED practice tests.