Listed in this article are all GED® prep class locations and test centers in the Chillicothe area. Ohio is using two exams for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, the HiSET® and GED.
GED and HiSET testing is possible online and at official Ohio HSE test centers.
The Ohio HSE program is for adults without a high school diploma and gives them the opportunity to get hold of an equivalent credential.
The GED must be taken on a computer and has four independent subtests in Literacy, Math, Social studies, and Science.
The GED subtests (or modules) can be taken separately. You don’t have to complete the entire battery in one session.
The HiSET is offered both in a paper-and-pencil format and fully computerized.
This option includes five subtests as the section “Literacy” has separate reading and writing tests that may also be taken separately.
It used to be that online GED or HiSET testing was no option. It needed to be done at an official Ohio HSE testing site.
Recently, however, that changed with the launch of HiSET and GED online tests. Read more at the bottom of this page.
In Ohio, the Adult Education program is called ASPIRE.
Chillicothe GED prep sites
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center HSE Classes
895 Crouse Chapel Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, Phone 740.642.1200
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center is one of five schools to share a state grant to pay for the start-up cost of a new program where students can combine working towards their HSE diploma while also getting vocational college training.
Ross County ASPIRE Program
40 W Fifth Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, Phone 740.779.2035
Learning Lab Main Campus
895 Crouse Chapel Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, Phone 740.642.1325
The Salvation Army Chillicothe Pathway of Hope Program
171 E 4th Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601, Phone: 740.774.2760
To qualify, there needs to be at least one child in the household under the age of 18 and the applicant must show the desire to improve their current situation. They will be given support to obtain their HSE diploma.
Prep sites around Chillicothe (cities by alphabet)
Pickaway Ross School District GED Classes
424 East Mound Street (Rm 15), Circleville, Ohio 43113, Phone 740.642.1294
550 East Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, Phone 614.287.5771
Find all Columbus options here
Greenfield Middle School (Adult Opportunity Ctr)
200 North 5fth Street, Greenfield, Ohio 45123, Phone 937.393.3431 ext. 268
Southern State Community College Adult Opportunity Center
100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133, Phone 937.393.3431 ext. 268 or 800-628-7722, ext. 2687
Classes are available in Highland, Brown, Clermont, Adams, Fayette, and Clinton counties. Call the school for details. GED classes are free of charge and study materials are provided as well.
SSCC’s Adult Opportunity Center offers Adult Basic & Literacy Education classes on the school’s campuses and at various off-campus sites such as UC Clermont (Batavia), Grant Career Center (Bethel), Clermont One-Stop (Eastgate), Greenfield Middle School (Greenfield), and Grace Fellowship Church (Peebles).
Pike CTC ASPIRE Center-Jackson
980 East Main Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640, Phone 877.258.7796.740.289.2282
Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action (Adult Learning Ctr)
1743 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130, Phone 740.653.4146
More Lancaster area options can be found here
Ohio University ASPIRE – Hocking
389 W Front Street, Logan, Ohio 43138, Phone: 740.380.4043/4009
Scioto County Career Technical Center
951 Vern Riffe Drive, Lucasville, Ohio 45648, Phone: 740.259.5526
W. Gordon Ryan Library (Scioto County ASPIRE program)
103 Ohio-728, Lucasville, Ohio 45648, Phone: 740.354.0211
Sojourners Care Network Adult Education
605 West Main Street, McArthur, Ohio 45651, Phone 740.395.6328/596.1117
Tri-County Career Ctr
15676 Ohio 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764, Phone 740.753.5464
Nelsonville Correctional Center HSE Program
7 West Twenty-Nine Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764, Phone 740.753.5000
Not open to the public
Scioto County ASPIRE Program
522 Glenwood Avenue, New Boston, Ohio 45662, Phone 740.354.0211/0212
Peebles Grace Fellowship Church (SSCC)
25654 State Route 41, Peebles, Ohio 45660, Phone 800.628.7722 ext. 2687
Pike County Career Technology Center ASPIRE
175 Beaver Creek Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661, Phone: 740.289.2282 or 289.4172
Fourteenth Street Community Ctr HSE Program
1222 14th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662, Phone: 740.353.7801
Click here for all Portsmouth area prep sites
Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD HSE Instruction
351 Buckeye Hills Rd, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674, Phone: 740.245.5334 ext. 270
OhioMeansJobs (The Plains Work Station)
70 North Plains Road, The Plains, Ohio 45780, Phone: 740.797.2523
Buckeye Hills Career Ctr.
351 Buckeye Hills Road, Thurman, Ohio 45685, Phone: 740.245.5334
SSCC Fayette Campus (Adult Opportunity Center)
1270 US Route 62 SW, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160, Phone: 937.393.3431 ext. 2687
Toll-free: 1-800-628-7722, ext. 2687
SSCC’s AOC offers HSE instruction on all of the school’s campuses and at many off-campus locations, including Ohio Means Jobs (Clermont Co.)-Eastgate, UC Clermont- Batavia, Adams/Brown EOI-Georgetown, Manchester Educational & Activity Ctr.-Manchester, Greenfield Middle School-Greenfield, and Oakdale Estates-West Union.
Pike County Recovery Council HSE Instruction
14572 US Route 23, Waverly, Ohio 45690, Phone: 740.835.8083
Wellston Community of Christ Church (PCCTC)
652 Radcliff Lane, Wellston, Ohio 45692, Phone: 740.384.2881
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Introducing online GED and HiSET options
To earn your HSE (high school equivalency) diploma in Ohio, you were required to come personally to one of the state’s designated HSE testing facilities. Online testing was simply not available. But recently, we witnessed the arrival of online GED and HiSET test-taking options.
To read more about these great developments, check out the post ‘Online HiSET testing welcomed’ to learn more about the recently launched online HiSET test, and for information about the newly introduced online proctored GED exam, check out ‘Introducing the online GED test’.
GED testing sites in the Chillicothe area
After Chillicothe, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center (GED)
1410 Industrial Drive, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, Phone: 740.642.1359
Pickaway-Ross JVSD (GED)
424 E Mound St, Circleville, Ohio 45601, Phone 740-642-1359
Southern State Testing Center (Room 316, GED)
100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133, Phone: 937.393.3431
TeenWorks GED Test Site
2590 Kull Rad, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 | Phone 740-475-1719
714 S. Ewing St, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 | Phone 740-475-1719
Scioto County Career Technical Center (HiSET, GED)
951 Vern Riffe Drive, Lucasville, Ohio 45648, Phone: 740.259.6760/5526
Tri-County Adult Career Ctr GED Testing
15676 Ohio 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764, Phone: 740.753.5464/5467
Pike County Career Technology Center (HiSET)
175 Beaver Creek Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661, Phone: 740.289.2282
Shawnee State University (Student Success Ctr, Massie Hall, GED)
940 Second Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662, Phone 740.351.3592
University of Rio Grande (Rio Grande CC, James Rhodes Student Center, Room 115)
218 N College Avenue, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674, Phone: 740.245.7004 (GED)
Last Updated on September 25, 2021.