This post lists all GED® prep facilities and testing centers in the Brainerd region. Minnesota is using the computer-formatted GED exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.
The HiSET and GED exams can be taken online and at state-certified GED test centers.
HSE testing gives individuals who never completed high school the chance to acquire an equivalent credential.
The GED measures knowledge at a similar level as what students must know when they graduate from high school.
There are four separate GED modules (subtests) in Science, Math, Social Studies, and Literacy.
You can take one subtest at a time. There’s no need to complete the four GED subtests in one take.
GED testing must be done entirely on a computer. Paper-based testing is something of the past.
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Until recently, there was no online option to take the GED exam. That has changed with the arrival of an online proctored GED testing option. You can find more information at the bottom of this page.
Brainerd GED prep facilities
Central Lakes College-Brainerd GED Classes (Rooms C104-C105-C108-C109)
501 W College Drive – Brainerd – MN 56401 – Phone 218.855.8166/8165
GED classes by Brainerd ABE Consortium, a partnership between Crosby-Ironton ISD-182, Pequot Lakes ISD-186, Pine River-Backus ISD-2174, and Brainerd ISD-181.
Central Lakes College (Ed2Go Online)
501 W College Drive – Brainerd – MN 56401 – Phone 218.855.8166
Brainerd CareerForce Center
204 Laurel Street – Suite 21 – Brainerd – MN 56401 – Phone: 218.828.2450
GED prep facilities around Brainerd (cities by alphabet)
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (Birch Street Center)
20 3rd Street NE – Aitkin – MN 56431 – Phone 218.910.8986/735.6122
The AEOA office is located across from Aitkin Manor, and GED instruction is available on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Alexandria Tech GED Classes
1601 Jefferson Street – Alexandria – MN 56308 – Phone: 320-762-3312
You can see all options in and around Alexandria here
East Central High School (Room 209)
61085 Hwy 23 – Finlayson – MN 55735 – Phone 320.245.2289 or 612.804.3585
Itasca Comm. Coll. ABE
1851 E Highway 169 – Grand Rapids – MN 55744 – Phone 218.327.1138
See more prep sites on our Grand Rapids area page
Isle Recreation Education Center
610 Mille Lacs Avenue S – Isle – MN 56342 – Phone: 320.676.3721
Little Falls WorkForce Center
1000 1st Avenue – Little Falls – MN 56345 – Phone 320.639.7292
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe GED Program
43408 Oodena Drive – Onamia – MN 56359
Call for District 1: 320-532-4726, for District 2: 218-384-3311, and for District 3: 320-384-6240
Park Rapids GED Classes
301 N Huntsinger Avenue – Park Rapids – MN 56470 – Phone 218.237.6627
Pierz Healy GED Classes
112 Kamnic Street – Pierz – MN 56364 – Phone 218.639.7292
Central Lakes College
1830 Airport Road – Room A143 – Staples – MN 56479 – Phone 218.894.5315/639.7292
St. Cloud Career Center GED Classes
1542 Northway Drive – Door 2 – St. Cloud – MN 56303 – Phone 320.308.5320
See all St. Cloud area possibilities on this page
Wadena WorkForce Center
405 Colfax Avenue SW – Wadena – MN 56482 – Phone 218.632.2450
Willow River Elementary Library (night classes)
8142 Pine St – Willow River – MN 55795 – Phone 612.804.3585 or 218.372.3131
GED classes are on Tuesdays from 4 to 7 pm. Enter through West Double Door, Elementary Entrance.
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Online GED testing option welcomed
Until recently, it was not possible to take the GED exam over the internet. To earn your GED diploma, you had to come, in person, to a state-approved Minnesota GED testing center and take the four GED modules face-to-face. Well, that has now changed as an online proctored GED test was recently introduced. If you want to learn more, visit this page: ‘Introducing the online proctored GED test’.
To check if you qualify, go to GED Program in Minnesota.
Brainerd area GED test sites
Central Lakes College (Room E400, Library, SE end of the Building)
501 West College Drive | Brainerd | MN 56401 | Phone (218) 855.8265
Alexandria Area ABE (Rm 712)
1601 Jefferson Street | Alexandria | MN 56308 | Phone (320) 762.3312 ext 1
Northwest Technical College
905 Grant Avenue | Bemidji | MN 56601 | Phone (218) 333.6600
Itasca Community College
1851 E Highway 169 | Grand Rapids | MM 55744 | Phone (218) 322.2433
St. Cloud State University (Atwood Memorial Center, Room 218)
651 First Ave and Sixth Street S | St. Cloud | MN 56301 | Phone (320) 308.5456
Holding a GED diploma will surely lead to improved job options, and you will easier be eligible for advancement at your work. The GED diploma additionally opens the doors of schools of higher education.
So a GED will bring you and those around you a brighter future. The GED diploma is all across the nation recognized as the equivalency of a high school degree. Folks who are holding a GED or high school degree are expected to make some $10,000 more per year than those who do not.
Last Updated on August 1, 2021.